He was born in Denmark in 1960, and trained to be a pianist in Aarhus, Denmark, finishing his studies with a diploma as a soloist. Many prizes won at competitions enabled him to attend further studies in Vienna with Prof. A. Jenner. He also attended masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Tatjana Nicolajewa, Conrad Hansen, John Lill, Leonid Brumberg and Peter Feuchtwanger.
As a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician Mr. Birch has a busy concert schedule with concert tours through Europe, Asia and both North and South America. Sven Birch has been teaching piano at the Anton Bruckner – University Linz and from 1996-2004 at the Mozarteum Salzburg and he is also a member of ‘Ensemble North’ Copenhagen.
He is often invited to run courses and workshops and has done numerous CDs, TV and radio recordings. Sven Birch is composer and editor of a series of Piano music with Universal Edition Wien. He studied conducting with GMD Janos Fuerst and was his assistant in “Aalborg Symfoniorkester” (DK). Mr. Birch is directing a lot of concerts and projects and he is the conductor and art director of chamber orchestra “Danube 2135”.