studied composition, music theory, piano and conducting at music academies detmold and wuerzburg. amongst others professors included dietrich manicke, zsolt gárdonyi and david de villiers. he took part in master classes for piano with edith picht-axenfeld and claude helffer.
compositions for piano, organ, voices and orchestra, music for film and stage. orchestrations and arrangements of popular and classical music. publications on music theory and history.
johannes schild is professor of theory and composition at hochschule fuer musik und tanz cologne and at zurich university of the arts.
works and essays were published by boehlau, olms, baerenreiter, carus and franz steiner verlag.
concert conductor and filmmusic conductor in conjunction with several orchestras, such as hamburger symphoniker, bulgarian symphony orchestra sofia, shanghai opera orchestra, staatsorchester rheinische philharmonie koblenz, hofer sinfoniker, etc.
accompanist in voice master classes in france, italy, switzerland and greece. co-founder of the music festival arnados (tinos/greece).
johannes schild lives and works in basel and cologne.