Johannes Kotschy born 1949 in Bavaria, studied pharmaceutics first
and picked up his studies in music (piano-chambermusic and composition)
at Mozarteum Highschool Salzburg after his final university examination.
Since 1981 he is a free-lance composer and continued his studies
in basic research on music. He initiated the Heidelberg Naturton-
Symposium, was founder of the I. G. Composers Salzburg and invented
a new keyboard- system ("newkeyboard", U.S.- and European patent).
Since 1999 he is the chairman of the International Ekmelic Music