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
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.