Ida Riegels

Cellist, recorder player and composer, Ida Riegels is educated from “The Royal Danish Academy of Music” in Copenhagen by Professor Morten Zeuthen and Jakob Kullberg. She has also studied with the cellist Anner Bylsma and recorder player, Michala Petri. On the recorder she is a student of Kæthe Kristiansen.

She has participated in master Classes with Tokyo Kvartetten, Nathaniel Rosen, Gert von Bülow, Vicki Boeckmann and many others.

In the early years Ida has been a first prize winner at “Berlingske Tidendes Musikkonkurrence” and passed the English “Royal School of Music’s” exams with distinction.

In 2014 she was the featured artist at California Audio Show, and since then, she has been touring in many parts of the world e.g. USA, Canada, England, Germany, Bhutan, Thailand and India.

Ida Riegels has been part of several different radio programs in both Denmark and Germany, and she is right now recording some of her own compositions for the Danish classical radio.

At the royal Danish Theater she has played the cello for a series of shows, and as a soloist she is working with different ensembles where she performs two concertos by Vivaldi. One for recorder and one for cello.

2017 she did a 450 km concert tour by bike with the cello in J.S. Bachs footsteps from Bachkirche in Arnstadt to Marienkirche in Lübeck. The tour was founded by both The Danish Arts Foundationand private sponsors

In 2017 Ida Riegels was invited to premiere a program of her own compositions at the new music society “Ny Musik i Birkerød”. That led to a series of performances with her solo works for cello in both London, Germany and for different Chamber music festivals.

Since July 2017 she is building her own cello with tailored measurements.

The instrument will be premiered on her biking concert tour along the Rhine in the spring 2018.

“I’m interested in what happens between the listeners and the musician. How the audience is giving life to the music.”

2018: Performance in Roskilde Cathedral

2017: August, Building cello in Cambridge

2017: Juni, ’In Bach’s footsteps’ a concert tour by bike with Bach’s music.

2017: May, Performing for ’Porøset’ at The royal Danish Theater.

2017: May – Dec. Soloist with Lynge Chamber Orchestra and Koling Chamber orchestra in two concertos by Vivaldi.

2016 - 2017: Lectures about Classical music.

2015 - 1016: Premiere of own compositions at the new music society ’Ny musik i Birkerød’.

2015 - 2016: Concerts in Germany, Thailand and Check republic.

2015 - 2016: Participating in Danish Radio, P2 Søndagsklassikeren.

2014: Triathlon concerts in Thimphu Bhutan, Assam, Haridwar, Indien,Vancouver and Victoria, Canada.

2014: Recording of CD: Ida Riegels Triathlon.

2014: ‘Featured artist’ for ‘California Audio Show’ - San Francisco.

2012 - 2017:  Duo Between Strings. Church concerts in Denmark.

2012:  Founder of the music club ‘Cake Concerts’.

2011: ‘Special guest’ with Rudersdal Trio at Orchestrade Universelles, France.

2010:  Graduation, Cello at Royal Danish Academy og Music.

"A welcome breath of fresh air"

Jason Victor Serninus, Stereophile. 

"An oasis of incredible harmony"

 Tune Church

"An experience where you could almost hear your own heart" 

Solrød Strand Church 




Ida Riegels: Cello, Recorder, and Piano.
Toldbodgade 16, 5. 1253 Copenhagen K. Denmark
+45 28139768
Performance Reviews:
Stereo Times, Santa Cruz Sentinel, Hi Fi World (scroll down page), Yuki Sugiura of Sony USA.
2013-15: Self-production of several Youtube music videos including:
Moon Over Ruined Castle (with original variations). 
J.S. Bach: G-major Prelude
New Piece (written and performed by Ida Riegels).
Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale
Faure: Elegie
2014: Featured solo musical artist California Audio Show; San Francisco. Multiple Triathlon concerts across California in August & December.
1990-2014: Recorder study with Kæthe Kristiansen.
1993-1998: Cello study with Örnolfur Kristjansson
1996: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exam Grade 5, with Distinction.
1997: Master Class with Michala Petri.
1998-2002: Cello study with Kristian Nørby
1999: Berlingske Times Classical Music Competition. 1st prize on the recorder.
2001: Master Class with cellist, Gert von Bülow.
2001: Master Class with cellist, Henrik Brendstrup
2002-2003: Musicology and MGK, Copenhagen.
2002: Master Class with cellist, Ingemar Brantelid
2003-2010: Cello Graduate Study with Professors Morten Zeuthen and Jakob Kullberg at The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
2003: Piano study with Niklas Sivelöv.
2005: BA degree, Cello.
2005: Master Class with Tokyo Quartet.
2006: Appearance on Danish radio with Beethoven Geister trio in Garnison Church.
2006: Master Class with cellist Toke Møldrup.
2007: Master Class with cellist Anner Bylsma.
2007: Master Class with cellist Mats Lidström.
2010: Cello graduation from The Royal Danish Academy of Music.
2011: Special guest with Rudersdal Trio at Orchestrade Universelles, France.
2012: Founder & organizer of musician loge ‘Cake Concerts’.
2012: Founded Duo Between Strings. Church concerts across Denmark.
2013: Rudersdal Kammerorkester.
2014: July. Recorded and self-produced first CD: Ida Riegels Triathlon.
2014: Triathlon Concerts in Thimphu Bhutan; Assam and Haridwar, India.
2014: Triathlon Concerts in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.
2015: January - August: More than 30 Triathlon Concerts across Denmark, Germany, Czech Republic. 
Ida Riegels: Cello, Recorder, and Piano.