The Schnabel Music Foundation was created to illuminate the musical contributions of the entire Schnabel Family – a legacy of creativity that began with Artur and Therese, continued through Karl Ulrich and Helen, and found its ultimate expression in their great-grandson, Claude Mottier.
Karl Ulrich Schnabel (1909-2001) A pianist of international renown, he had a distinguished career spanning eight decades as a solo performer and also interpreter of original works for one piano four-hands and for two pianos. He was one of the most sought after teachers in the world, and was especially known for his ability to teach musical expression.

Helen Schnabel (1911-1974) A child prodigy who by age nine had made her first appearance at Carnegie Hall. Helen Schnabel had a long internationally acclaimed career as a performer and teacher. She appeared as a soloist, and, with her husband, Karl Ulrich Schnabel, in recitals of original works for one piano four-hands and two pianos.

Claude Mottier (1972-2002) Though Claude excelled in such diverse fields as biological science and linguistics during his short life, his overriding passion was always music. He brought intelligence, intensity and grace to everything he was involved in. Claude was killed August 14 th 2002 in a tragic car accident.