Austrian Soprano, Monika Riedler, is a busy and renowned singer on the international concert platform, and has been heard in concerts throughout Europe, in the U.S.A., and in Canada. She has sung in numerous festivals including Sagra Musicale Umbra in Perugia, Sofia New Year Festival, Vienna Festival, the Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Tyrolean Festival Erl, Salzburg Delirium and Gmunden Festival.
Monika Riedler has performed with Ensembles such as The Danish Radio Entertainment Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Wiener Symphoniker, the Symphony Orchestra Ljubljana, the Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, the Münchner Bachorchester, the Capella Istropolitana and the Niederösterreichische Tonkünstler. Her wide ranging Concert Repertoire includes works from the Baroque through to Contemporary, and she sang with Maestri Fabio Luisi, Arthur Fagen, Michael Boder, Johannes Debus, Peter Marschik, Andres Orozco-Estrada, Thomas Rösner, Simone Young and many others. She performed Mendelssohn’s Symphony nr 2 many times, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater and his Requiem, Bruckner's Masses, Mozart’s Requiem, Mozart’s and Haydn's masses and many other uplifting works. In the past years she also sang Beethoven's Missa solemnis several times with Gustav Kuhn in Italy and in Austria, and also in January 2013 she rejoined Maestro Kuhn for an enthusiastically received final concert of the opening season of the new opera house in Erl (Tyrol).
Additionally to her concert schedule, Monika Riedler enjoys an excellent reputation as a singer of both Opera and Operetta. In recent years Monika Riedler has performed at the Berlin Staatsoper Unter den Linden several times. She also sang at the Hamburgische Staatsoper, at the Alte Oper Frankfurt, at the Neue Oper Wien and for various festivals including Sommeroper Klosterneuburg and Herbsttage Blindenmark. She has performed in operas by Richard Strauss, Mozart, Smetana, Offenbach, Orff and others. She also sang many operetta roles such as Rosalinde in Fledermaus/The Bat and Saffi in Zigeunerbaron/Gipsy Baron, Kalman's Gräfin Mariza/Countess Mariza and Offenbach's La Belle Heléne. Monika Riedler has also had the opportunity to sing the Kürfürstin in Zeller’s Vogelhändler various productions to critical acclaim. In the recent past she has been preparing her first roles as a dramatic soprano, such as Leonore in Fidelio by Beethoven and Bruenhilde in Wagner's Siegfried..
Monika has performed for the Radio and TV on numerous occasions. Her commercial recordings include Johann Michael Haydn’s Chiemsee Messe, Das neugeborene Kindlein (Christmas Music from the Baroque and Classical - Austrian National Broadcasting Corp., ORF) and Haydn’s Creation (d’Ohr records). For the Austrian National Broadcaster Monika has also recorded Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Handel’s Messiah amongst others. Monika’s interpretation of Pamina in Die Zauberflöte has been broadcast on the Austrian National TV, and she has been heard on the Danish National Radio in Mozart’s Requiem and in Bulgaria in Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Beethoven Missa Solemnis was recorded by RAI in December 2008.
Monika Riedler studied Voice, Song and Oratorio at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna as well as Music Pedagogy and English. She also studied voice with Sena Jurinac and Ruthilde Boesch in Vienna, Maya Mayska in Barcelona and Brigitte Eisenfeld in Berlin. She attended master classes with Marianne Schech, James King, Helmut Rilling, and Sergiu Celibidache and has acquired a wide ranging and thorough understanding of performance tradition from these masters.
Monika Riedler has dedicated a considerable part of her career to the many facets of teaching music and voice. Her wide repertoire as a singer and specifically her knowledge in the Asian bodywork discipline of Chi Kung (Zhan Zhuang as a student in a research group around Master Lam Kam Chuen in London) have made her into a sought after voice teacher. She is a professor of voice pedagogy at the Munich University of Music and also teaches voice at the University of Music in Vienna as well as at the St. Poelten Conservatory of Liturgical Music.