The Swiss pianist, Karl-Andreas Kolly, studied with Hans Schicker at Musikakademie Zürich and in the master-class of Professor Karl Engel in Berne (1991 Eduard-Tschumi prize for the best soloist diploma of the year), and master-classes with Mieczyslaw Horszowski in Luzern. He participated successfully in various competitions.
Karl-Andreas Kolly has performed in numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musicians all over Europe, in Japan, Korea, Australia, in the USA and in various festivals. He appeared as a soloist with such orchestras as the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Sinfonieorchester Basel and Berner Sinfonieorchester, Slovakischen Radio-Sinfonieorchester and Orquestra Sinfonica de Barcelona. He co-operates frequently with the Zürcher Kammerorchester and the Musikkollegium Winterthur. As a chamber musician he played with Trio Novanta all the piano trios of Johannes Brahms and César Franck (Tudor).
In 1992 appeared Karl-Andreas Kolly's first CD on Pan Classics, dedicated to works by Robert Schumann. Since that time over 40 albums on various labels have appeared, including Felix Mendelssohn program (with D. Ashkenazy, clarinet), works of Alexander Skriabin (with the Basler Sinfonie-Orchester under Armin Jordan), rare piano works of A. Glasunow, Eugen d'Albert or Franz Schmidt; in addition, solo works of Chopin and J.S. Bach (Goldberg Variations).
Karl Andreas Kolly is a Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Zürich.