Michaela Girardi-Riegler

Senior Lecturer for Violin (IGP & Pre-College)Department String StudiesPre-CollegeInstitute for Chamber Music
Michaela Girardi-Riegler has been principal in the Camerata Salzburg since 2008 and has already led various projects there as concertmaster. She was concertmaster of the Salzburg Chamber Philharmonic under Yoon Kuk Lee and of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra under Simone Fontanelli. In 2006 she was invited to the Salzburg Festival as concertmaster for the two Mozart operas "Apllo und Hyacinth" and "Die Schuldigkeit des ersten Gebots". Since 2008 she has been teaching as assistant to Paul Roczek at the Mozarteum University and is a lecturer at the International Summer Academy in Mühldorf.
Michaela Girardi-Riegler received her musical training at the Mozarteum University, at Indiana University in the USA and at the Lübeck University of Music. Her teachers include Paul Roczek, Mauricio Fuks and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Since her first solo performance at the age of eleven with the Salzburg Symphony Orchestra, she has performed regularly as a soloist with various orchestras such as the Mozarteum Orchestra, the Bruckner Orchestra Linz, the Young Philharmonic, the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonic, the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic and the German Chamber Academy Neuss.

She considers chamber music to be an essential complement to her solo activities. She was lastingly influenced by working with artists such as the Hagen Quartet, Jürgen Geise and members of the Vienna String Sextet such as Thomas Riebl and Erich Höbarth. An intensive concert activity includes performances in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Concert Hall, the Beethoven Festival 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.