Reto Staub is born in 1979 in Herisau in Switzerland. He studies piano with Tomasz Herbut at the Bern University of the arts, and takes part to chambermusic-classes with Reinbert de Leuw, Maurizio Kagel and Ensemble Modern. He follows theater-music courses with Georges Aperghis and Françoise Rivalland.
In 2006-2007, he obtains a scholarship at the International Ensemble Modern Academy in Frankfurt. In this period, he collaborates also with Verena Bosshart, Pierre Sublet, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Peter Donohoe.
Reto Staub is member of Ensemble Nikel and Ensemble Linea (since 2007), and peforms also with Trio Präsenz, Ulrike Dorner, and with Ensemble Modern in Germany. He works as pianist for „hermesdance“, a dance group. He also plays free improvised music with the band „Humour’s Humidity“, and teaches at the Music Academy in Baden (Switzerland).