Stefan Eder was born in 1962 in Munich. He studied piano in Munich and Dresden (Michael Leslie and Prof. Arkadi Zenzipér), continued with postgraduate studies for chambermusic and had summercourses with Prof. Peter Feuchtwanger and Giora Feidman.
After his studies he started freelancing as pianist for chambermusic and lied as well as soloist. He played numerous premieres and performances. In 1996 he founded the "ensemble timbre actuel", an ensemble for music of the 20th and 21st century.