A native of Bern, Katharina Weber studied piano with Jürg Wyttenbach, Urs Peter Schneider and Erika Radermacher. Of the many master classes she attended, the most influential were by György Kurtág and Pauline Oliveros. Lessons in Tai Chi and Kung Fu under Lianzhen Jing also played a significant role in her development. In 1987, Katharina Weber was awarded the Soloist Prize of the Schweizer Tonkünstlerverein and in 2001 the Grand Music Prize of the Canton of Bern. She specializes in the performance of both Classical and New Music.
Katharina Weber works closely with composers, including György Kurtág, Sándor Veress and Younghi Pagh-Paan. Numerous radio and CD recordings document her artistry. As an improviser, she often participates in interdisciplinary projects and has recorded CDs with, among others, Barry Guy and Fred Frith. Since 1994, she has been composing solo, chamber, choral and orchestral works. Katharina Weber teaches piano and improvisation at the Musikschule Konservatorium Bern as well as at the Bern University of the Arts.