Rupert Schnitzler was born in Essen/Germany in 1986.

From 2007-2011 he studied jazz piano at the ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten in Arnhem/Netherlands. Studies of musicology and classical piano at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen/Germany followed.

Since 2012 he is a freelancing pianist and keyboarder, rehearsal pianist and ballet pianist in the Ruhr area and beyond.

Among others he was conducting the musical “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door” of the musical department of the Folkwang University in 2018 and became keyboarder at Starlight Express Theater in Bochum.