Ralf Pisters studied Music Theory at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where he obtained his Master of Music with honours. He studied classical piano at the Fontys Conservatory in Tilburg with Ton Demmers (also with honours) and obtained a Master of Science in Computing Science at Eindhoven University of Technology. He teaches music theoretical subjects at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, the Sweelinck Academy and the Academie Muzikaal Talent (both young-talent academies), and at the Academy of Theatre and Dance. He is active as a pianist and composer. His works have been performed in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, and Switzerland.