Gustav Rivinius is the first and only German musician to be awarded a First Prize Gold Medal at the 1990 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Since then he has appeared with leading musicians, orchestras and conductors around the world.
Along with his solo work, Gustav Rivinius has a passion for chamber music. He founded the Gasparo da Saló Trio, the Arkas Trio, the Rivinius Piano Quartet, the Tammuz Piano Quartet and the Bartholdy String Quintet Gustav Rivinius is a regular guest of major music festivals, where he performs alongside his musical friends Lars Vogt, Christian Tetzlaff, Antje Weithaas, Isabelle Faust and Sharon Kam, and in numerous festival CD recordings.
For many years Gustav Rivinius has been a Professor at the University of Music in Saarbrücken. He teaches a number of masterclasses annually, including at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, and is a regular juror at major music competitions and sat on the jury at the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow.