Roberto Koch was born in Caracas, Venezuela, in 1974. At the age of six he began to play the violin. At eighteen he switched to the double bass. Still in Caracas, he studied at the "Escuela de Música Lino Gallardo" with some of the most important Venezuelan musicians of the time, such as Telésforo Naranjo and Pedro Mauricio González. Involved with the traditional music of Venezuela, he became part of the lively national scene and performed with renowned musicians such as Aldemaro Romero, Simón Díaz, Aquiles Báez and Cecilia Todd. Recently, he graduated from the Jazzcampus of the Musik Akademie Basel (FHNW) with two Master of Arts degrees. In 2015 Performance / Producing and in 2017 Music Pedagogy. He has played as a sideman with many outstanding international artists (Edward Simon, Steve Khan, Mike Stern, Adam Rogers, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Anat Cohen and Ksenija Sidorova, among others) and has appeared in over fifty recorded albums.