Born on September 19th 1979 in Kassel, Germany, Bernhard started his musical education by taking piano lessons at the age of 7. Later on he learned clarinet and saxophone. At 15 he began to compose and arrange his first original compositions. In 1995 he founded his first band, Basar. As saxophone player, bandleader and composer Bernhard was already very successful with this group. He became a regional and national winner of the German jazz competition “Jugend jazzt” (Youth Jazz) in 1996 and 1999. In 1999 and 2001 he won the same competition with his 2nd and current band, triosence. From 1996 until 2000 he was a member of the “Landesjugendjazzorchester Hessen” (Youth Jazz Orchestra of Hessen). In the 2nd national jazz competition “Jugend jazzt” Bernhard was decorated with a solo prize by the “Deutscher Musikrat” (German Music Association) for his piano playing. In 2000 he received the first prize in the solo competition for Jazz piano at the same festival.
From 1999 to 2006 Bernhard studied jazz piano at the Cologne Music Conservatory with Hubert Nuss (Germany) Hans Luedemann (Germany) and John Taylor (England).
In spring 2004 he graduated with a diploma and in 2006 received his master degree (Konzertexamen)
In recent years his songs have won numerous international song contests. Recently he won the international Christmas song contest “The Next Holiday Classic” in the USA.
Since Autumn 2012 Bernhard Schüler lives in Bremen, Germany.