Roland Keller was born in 1949 in South Germany and studied with Jürgen Uhde, André Perret and Ludwig Hoffmann, taking part in masterclasses with Lajos Hernádi, Ludwig Stefanski, Tatjana Krawtschenko, Guido Agosti, Maria Tipo and Wilhelm Kempff.
He won the Josef-Pembaur-Preis in Bern, and won further prizes at the Deutschen Musikwettbewerb in Bonn, the “Vianna da Motta” International Piano Competition, the ARD Competition in Munich and the “Ferrucio Busoni” International Piano Competition in Bolzano.
He has appeared worldwide as recitalist and as soloist with many distinguished orchestras in Germany and abroad, touring in England, Italy, Portugal, Slovakia, in the former Soviet Union, in the Far East including Japan, as well as in his native Germany. He has make recordings for many international firms and broadcasting networks.
His repertoire covers all stylistic periods and includes as well as the standard repertoire many unjustly neglected works. In 1985 he performed the entire “Klavierübung” of Bach, followed in 1986 by the complete 48 Preludes and Fugues. In 1988 he performed a series of four recitals, covering European Music of the 19th and 20th centuries, with music from seven different countries.
In 1978 Roland Keller was appointed Professor for Piano at the Musikhochschule Lübeck, and in 1986 took up a professorship at the now Universität für Musik and darstellende Kunst Wien, where he has a soloist class. From 2001 to 2003 he was Guest Professor at the Geijutsu Daigaku Musikuniversität in Nagoya, Japan.