Roland Pröll had his first piano lessons at the age of 5. When he was 11 he became a student of Dieter Wollert at the Dortmund Music university in Germany. There he passed his diploma with distinction.
After this he continued his studies in Paris at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique with Messiaen, Loriod, Sancan, Dubois, and other famous teachers. As well as studying the piano, he also studied other musical disciplines such as conducting and composing. The taught method of Solfège was a formative influence for him, especially in France, leading to his support for the dissemination of this method all over the world.
He has gained many first prizes in international competitions, and he gives concerts all over the world. He is a guest of Sydney Opera House, Berlin Philharmonie and others. His fame has spread, especially in Japan and Korea, and more recently in China. Since 2005 he has been working with the Murcia Symphony Orchestra, and he goes on tour with them through Spain. He has recorded many CDs and has made many special recordings for television and radio all over the world.
He taught at the Dortmund Music university as a professor until 1996 and he led the institute from 1988 to 1990 as dean. From 1999 to 2002 he was dean of the Ibach-Academy in Schwelm, Germany, which was founded in co-operation with him.
In the time period from 2006 to the middle of 2007 Roland Pröll worked as a musical leader of the non-profit association Viva la Musica e. V. in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany. Because of decrease in demand the association dissolved at the end of June 2007. Since that time Pröll works as a tutor and artist for the music agency "Musikagentour Viva" in Bad Oeynhausen, Germany.
Today Roland Pröll holds professorships for piano and chamber music at the Atsugi Showa University of Music in Tokyo, Japan, at the Conservatorio Superior de Musica in Murcia, Spain, and at the Conservatory in Osnabrück, Germany.
He gives masterclasses and concerts all over the world.
- W.A. Mozart: Concert for piano and orchestra KV 413 and KV 414 a quattro (with Arnsberger Streichtrio)
- W.A. Mozart: Chamber music from three generations of Mozart (Father, W.A., Son) (with Manfred Hörr, violin, Christiane Hörr, viola und Peter Hörr, cello)
- L. v. Beethoven: Piano sonatas op. 110 und op. 111
- F. Schubert: "Die Winterreise" (with Berthold Schmidt, tenor)
- F. Schubert, C. Debussy, J. Brahms and G. Fauré: Cello sonatas (with Peter Hörr, cello)
- J. Brahms: Piano concerto No. 1 (d-minor, op. 15) (with the "Junge Symphoniker" Werner Seiss, conductor)
- J. Brahms: Violin sonatas No. 1 (op. 78), No. 2 (op. 100), No. 3 (op. 108) and Scherzo c-minor (oop.) (with Ismene Then-Berg, violin)
- J. Brahms: Horn-Trio Es-Dur (op. 40), Violin sonata No. 2 (op. 100) and Scherzo c-minor (oop.) (with Gerhard Reich, violin)
- J. Brahms: Variationen und Fugen über ein Thema von Händel (op. 24) and Vier Balladen (op. 10)
- R. Schumann: Fantasie in C (Op. 17), M. Ravel: Miroirs
- M. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante Défunte, P.I. Tschaikowsky: Scherzo from Symphony No. 1 (op. 13) in g-minor, G. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (with LJOrchester RP Michel Luig, conductor)
- L`Effet Psychologique du Triton dans la Musique d`Alexandre Scriabine
- Fantasy and artistical Production, is it possible to learn Creativity?