Paul Rivinius received his first piano lessons at the age of five. His first teachers were Gustaf Grosch in Munich and Alexander Sellier, Walter Blankenheim
and Nerine Barrett at the Saarbrucken College of Music. After leaving school he also studied the horn with Marie-Luise Neunecker at the Frankfurt College of Music and continued his piano studies with Raymund Havenith. In 1994 he joined Gerhard Oppitz’ advanced course at the Munich College of Music where he finished his studies with distinction in 1998.
For many years Paul Rivinius had been a member of the German Federal Youth Orchestra and of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under the baton of Claudio Abbado. In 1986 Paul Rivinius joined the Trio Clemente, a piano trio that won the prestigious ARD - Competition in Munich in 1998 and was subsequently selected as a „rising star“ ensemble resulting in guest appearances in the ten most important concert halls in the world including the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Wigmore Hall in London.
Together with his brothers he also plays in the Rivinius Piano Quartet and since 2004 he has been the pianist of the Mozart Piano Quartet which gives concerts throughout Europe, North and South America. For several years Paul Rivinius has taught as professor of chamber music at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler in Berlin. Actually, he lives as a free-lance pianist in Munich.