Born: May 25, 1991 Primary Instrument: Piano
Born in 1991 in Baden/Austria, Roland Schalken began studying classical piano at the age of 9. At the age of 13 he was introduced to blues and jazz by his older brother and his interest for this kind of music was awakened. From this stage on he began to study jazz self-taught. With 18, he began his jazz piano studies at the Joseph Haydn Conservatory in Eisenstadt/Austria with Prof. Johann Hausl. At the moment he is studying at ArtEZ hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Arnhem / Netherlands with Jeroen van Vliet. He attended workshops with Jerry Bergonzi, Gregory Hutchinson, Steve Kirby and Antonio Ciacca.
Awards:2nd prize at the nationwide competition jazz.pop.rock...2012 in Ried/Innkreis, Austria.
Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students