Wolfram Rieger received his first piano lessons from his parents and later from Konrad
Pfeiffer in Regensburg. He soon developed a deep affection for lied interpretation and
continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with famous lied pianists Dr.
Erik Werba and Helmut Deutsch. After earning his diploma with distinction, he attended
several master classes with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hans Hotter, and Dietrich
Fischer-Dieskau. Even during his studies, he began teaching at the Hochschule für Musik
until 1991, when he started his own lieder class for singers and pianists. In 1998, he
became a professor of lied at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. Mr. Rieger
regularly holds master classes in Europe and Japan.
Mr. Rieger is a regular guest artist at many important music centers and festivals
throughout the world, including the Schubertiade Feldkirch, Schubertíada a Vilabertran,
Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, Paris's Théâtre du Châtelet, London's Wigmore Hall, New
York's Carnegie Hall, Vienna's Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Salzburg Festival,
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin, and Kölner Philharmonie. He appears
both as recital accompanist and chamber musician with such renowned artists as Brigitte
Fassbaender, Barbara Bonney, Juliane Banse, Michelle Breedt, Anja Harteros, Thomas Hampson,
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Olaf Bär, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Quasthoff, Peter Schreier,
Michael Schade, and the Cherubini, Vogler, and Petersen quartets.
A prolific recording artist, Mr. Rieger is well represented on numerous CDs, many of which
have received various awards. Other awards and distinctions include the honorary medal of
the Associació Franz Schubert de Barcelona.