Michaela Girardi-Riegler,

Assistant to Professor Roczek

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Born in Salzburg, Michaela Girardi received her musical education at the Mozarteum University Salzburg, at Indiana University in the USA and at the University of Music Lübeck. Her teachers include Paul Roczek, Mauricio Fuks and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Since her first solo appearance at the age of eleven with the Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, she has given regular concerts as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Junge Philharmonie, the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie, the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonie and the Deutsche Kammerakademie Neuss.

Michaela Girardi regards chamber music as an essential complement to her solo work. She collaborated with artists such as the Hagen Quartet, Jürgen Geise and members of the Vienna String Sextet such as Thomas Riebl and Erich Höbarth. Intensive concert activities include appearances in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Konzerthaus, the Beethovenfest Bonn, the Chamber Music Festival Prussia Cove, the Salzburg Mozart Week, the Carinthian Summer and the Salzburg Palace Concerts. Her partners include Martin Grubinger, Per Rundberg, Tibor Benyi, Erich Höbarth, Thomas Riebl, Christoph Richter, Peter Tilling, Robert Oberaigner and Biliana Tzinlikova. From 2006 to 2009 she was a member of the Callino Quartet.

Girardi is concertmaster of the Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic under Yoon Kuk Lee and the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra under Simone Fontanelli. In 2006 she was invited to the Salzburg Festival as concert master for the two Mozart operas "Apllo and Hyacinth" and "The Obligation of the First Commandment". Since 2008 she has been the leader of the Camerata Salzburg and has already led various projects there as a concert master. Since 2008 she has been teaching as an assistant to Paul Roczek at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and is a lecturer at the International Summer Academy in Mühldorf.