Wolfram Riegerreceived his first piano lessons from his parents and later from Konrad Pfeiffer in Regensburg. He soon developed a deep affection for Lied interpretation and therefore continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with the famous Lied pianists Prof. Dr. Erik Werba and Prof. Helmut Deutsch. After earning diploma with distinction, he attended several masterclasses with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hans Hotter and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Even during his studies he began teaching at Munich’s Hochschule für Musik until in 1991 he started his own Lieder class for singers and pianists. In 1998 he became Professor of a Lied class at Berlin’s Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. Wolfram Rieger regularly holds masterclasses in Europe and Japan.
Wolfram Rieger is a regular guest artist at many important music centres and festivals throughout the world, including the Schubertiade Feldkirch, Schubertiada a Vilabertran, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Châtelet, London’s Wigmore Hall, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Munich Festivals, 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, Christiane Karg, Thomas Hampson, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Olaf Bär, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Quasthoff, Peter Schreier, Michael Schade, the Cherubini Quartet, the Vogler Quartet, the Petersen Quartet among many others.
A prolific recording artist, Mr. Rieger is well-represented on numerous CDs, many of which received various awards.
Awards and distinctions include the honorary medal of the Associació Franz Schubert de Barcelona and the Hugo-Wolf-Medal of the International Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart.