Marika Riedl will play a concert on Saturday 9th of April at 8pm in the “Musée Tamat“ Free entrance
Marika Cecilia Riedl received her first harp lessons at the age of 6 with Ms. Tabitha Nicolas. From 2010 she studied as a junior student at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich with Ms. Cristina Bianchi and in 2014 she transferred to the Zurich University of the Arts to Ms. Sarah O’Brien. There she completed the Master of Pedagogy and the Master of Specialized Soloist. An exchange semester led her to Lausanne to Ms. Letizia Belmondo. Marika Cecilia Riedl received further guidance in masterclasses with Luisa Prandina, Prof. Isabelle Moretti, Marie-Pierre Langlamet, Emmanuel Ceysson and Nicolas Tulliez.
She has been awarded numerous national and international prizes. In 2018 and 2020, she
won study grants from the Migros-Kulturprozent and acceptance into their concert agency.
In July 2019, she became a prize winner at the world’s most prestigious harp competition
USA International Harp Competition in Bloomington (Indiana) and in 2017 she won the
Concours International Félix Godefroid in Tournai (Belgium). Her awards include also special
prizes at the ARD International Music Competition in Munich (2016) and at the Suoni d’Arpa
Competition (Italy, 2017), as well as Second Prize at the Franz Josef Reinl International
Competition as the youngest participant in 2013.
In addition, she convinced several foundations with her playing. These include the Lyceum
Club Zurich, the Marianne and Curt Dienemann Foundation Lucerne, the Lyra Foundation,
the Zangger-Weber Foundation and the Richard Wagner Association Munich. The Kiwanis
Club Zurich-Enge took on a sponsorship of several years and she was presented with the
Cultural Sponsorship Award of the Sudeten Deutschen Landsmannschaft.
As a soloist with and without an orchestra, Marika Cecilia Riedl maintains an active concert
schedule. She has played solo concerts with the Georgischen Kammerorchester Ingolstadt,
the Bad Reichenhaller Philharmoniker, the Zürcher Symphonikern, the Medizinerorchester
Bern and the Musik-Collegium Schaffhausen.
Marika Cecilia Riedl is also a sought-after orchestral harpist. She plays as a substitute in the
Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the Philharmonia Zürich (Opernhaus Zürich), the
Sinfonieorchester St. Gallen and the Sinfonieorchester Basel. In 2020/2021 she held an
internship with the Berner Symphonieorchester and won the audition for the Gustav Mahler
She currently resides in Switzerland. See : https://www.marikariedl.com/