He studied at the Stuttgart Conservatory from 1947 - 1954 with Lilli Groeber-Asche then later with Walter Gieseking in Saarbrücken until 1956. That year he made his debut playing Tchaikovskij´s First Piano Concerto with the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hans Hörner. Ever since he has been admired by both experts and amateurs not only in Europe but beyond it´s borders. However, in his own country he experienced the fate of many other prophets - Werner Haas was taken for granted and not appreciated by the majority of Stuttgart audiences and local music institutions.