Anne Riegler is a young pianist who grew up in two little towns in Germany as a daughter of church music directors. Since she was young, she has been fascinated by other countries and attended high school in France for several months as a teenager. Her education in music led her from the university of music in Würzburg, Bavaria (Silke-Thora Matthies) to the conservatory in Saint Petersburg in Russia (Nina Seregina) and finally to New York City (Jerome Rose) where she earned Master's Degree at the Mannes School in 2017.
Diving into cultures that are so diversified and speaking different languages had a great impact on her development as a person and on her musical expression. She finds it most valuable to experience music's universal language as well as different approaches of thinking and making music in foreign countries.
Anne Riegler is a prize winner of several competitions, among them the 1st prize of the European Music Competition in Moncalieri, Italy in 2013, the Steinway-Prize in Frankfurt in 2015 and a MacKenzie Scholarship at the International Keyboard Festival in New York in 2016.
Numerous foundations and scholarships support her career, including the "Deutschland-Stipendium", the German Academic Exchange Service and the "Norbert Janssen Stiftung" She is also a Performing Artist in residence at the International House in New York City. Anne Riegler has performed in Max-Littmann Hall in Bad Kissingen, Germany, Glazunov Hall in Saint Petersburg and Carnegie Hall in New York City and was a soloist with orchestras in Germany, Italy and Russia.
Anne Riegler wants to bring music to people. Music and art is everything: food for mind and soul, a way of expression and identification. It helps to relax, or is an intellectual and emotional challenge. Art is cultural heritage and creates the future. To make music approachable for as many people as possible, her activity goes beyond just playing: in concerts, she talks about the performed works and the composers, her personal relationship to pieces and the experience of making music. Since being a music student, she has taught piano herself and regularly writes about playing the piano and living the life of a musician.