Michael Hauber received his musical education at the Musikhochschule in his native town of Stuttgart, from where he graduated with a soloist diploma. In 1984 he was awarded a scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD), and from 1984 to 1988 studied in the United States in the class of the legendary pianist Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore.

Successes in international competitions, notably at the International Beethoven Competition in Vienna in 1989, launched Michael Hauber on a career that has taken him all over Europe, as well as to North and South America and Asia. He has appeared as soloist with numerous wellknown orchestras, in particular the Stuttgart Philharmonic under Mario Venzago, the BBC Scottish Symphony under Osmo Vänskä and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra under maestro Gustavo Dudamel.

Michael Hauber is also internationally known as a chamber musician. His piano trio "Trio Opus 8", founded in 1986 became internationally known after winning the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin and the International Chambermusic Competition in Trieste. In addition to keeping up a busy concert schedule, the trio has made many recordings.

Michael Hauber is Professor of Piano at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts.