Born on May 7, Gerald was introduced to the world of music by way
of classical accordion training at the age of 7. He
trained with Eva Haupt at Vienna's municipal school of music for
several years, performing locally many times in the context of the
music school's curriculum and winning several Austrian youth competitions
(solo, duo, and ensemble).
His first active encounter with a keyboard other than an accordion keyboard was during the 2-year affiliation with his first band "Significant Figures" (Tibor
Kövesdi, Lukas Ligeti, and Vinod Edward). Still, most of his activity with this group was related
to the accordion. The experimental pop and exclusively original
music produced by this formation was recorded at a studio in Baden
and was heard live around Vienna on various occasions. He then
joined the band "Check 1" as a self-taught keyboardist and began to compose songs sporadically. Then followed
a time when Gerald cut back his musical activities, limiting his
performances to occasional shows with the accordion ensembles of
former music school classmates. It was with a few of them that Gerald co-created the band "Deep
Thought" several years later. After 2 years, the band underwent a lineup change and was renamed "The Fate". Some years and local performances later, the group disbanded and Gerald set out in search of a new band.
Gerald completed 3 years of formal training at the Schubert and Gustav Mahler conservatories in Vienna where he was a student of Paul
Urbanek. In 1997, he joined "Lost Art", a band that eventually
disbanded and regrouped under the name of "zapAlot".
At about the same time, Gerald became the keyboardist for the
newly founded band patchwork.fm. Outside of patchwork.fm, Gerald
manages his family of 4 and the family chemical business.