Jürg Wyttenbach was born in Bern. He studied piano under Kurt von Fischer and composition under Sandor Veress in Bern and afterwards at the Paris Conservatory. He has taught at the 'Musikschule Biel' (Biel School of Music) and at the Bern Conservatory. From 1967 until 2003 he was a professor of piano and lecturer in the interpretation of contemporary music at the Basel Music Academy. He works as a freelance concert pianist and conductor of mainly contemporary works. Jürg Wyttenbach has produced several radio and LP recordings. In 1993 he won the City of Basel Arts Prize. He lives currently in Basel, Switzerland.