Robert M. Helmschrott, born in 1938 at Weilheim in Bavaria, he started his musical studies with Pierre Froidebise
pupil of Charles Tournemire), than at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich, later with Goffredo Petrassi and Luigi Dallapiccola at Siena in Italy.
He has been awarded several scholarships, one at the German Academy (Villa Massimo) in Rome from 1967 to 1969; another in 1975,
at the Cité Internationale de Paris, and a final one as Artist-in-Residence at the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, N.H./USA in 1993.
Winning several national and international composition prizes, Helmschrott writes sacred music, choral and chamber music.
Much of his work is for organ (including over twenty pieces of solo organ, and twelve church sonatas for organ and various instruments).
Professor at the Munich University of Music and performing Arts, Vice-President from 1992-1995, President from 1995-2003.