The German conductor Jochen Rieder was born in the Rhineland-Palatinate. He has followed a classical career path that has taken him from Karlsruhe via Bremen to the Zurich Opera House.
Regular collaborations include some of the greatest singers of our time, such as Peter Seiffert, Waltraud Meier, Leo Nucci, Agnes Baltsa, Jonas Kaufmann, Renée Fleming, Nina Stemme, Thomas Hampson, José van Dam, Matthias Goerne, Matti Salminen and Michael Volle.
He has conducted opera performances and concerts in Bremen, Zurich, Basel, St. Gallen and Innsbruck with the Bremen Philharmonic, Orchestra of the Zurich Opera House, the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich, the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the St. Gallen Symphony Orchestra, the Tyrolean Symphony Orchestra and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.
Over the years, a long and intense musical friendship has become established with tenor Jonas Kaufmann. Together, they have performed at the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Barbican Centre, the Philharmonie of Berlin, Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Philharmonie of Munich, the Stuttgart Liederhalle, Baden-Baden’s Festspielhaus, Vienna’s Konzerthaus, the KKL Lucerne, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Essen Philharmonic Hall, Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, Peralada Festival, Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, Menuhin-Festival Gstaad/CH, the Royal Opera House Muscat/Oman, the Konzerthaus Dortmund, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Sydney Opera House/Australia, the Movistar Arena Santiago de Chile/South America, Schlossfestspiele Regensburg, the Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, the Osaka Festival Hall, the Suntory-Hall Tokyo, the Waldbühne Berlin, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Carnegie Hall New York and the Elbphilharmonie.
He conducts numerous renowned orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala Milano, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Bruckner Orchestra Linz, RAI Symphony Orchestra, Prague Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest The Hague and BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Besides concerts all over the world, they made several recordings together, released by SONY: 2014 with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin CD and DVD with Operette-Arias (awarded with Platinum and Gold and the «Echo-Klassik 2015»), 2015 the DVD of the Puccini-concert at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, which has also been screened in many cinemas, 2016 the DVD «Dolce Vita – My Italy», accompanied by the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino and 2018 CD and DVD «An italian night», from the Waldbühne Berlin, again with the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin.
A further recording conducted by Rieder, was released in 2015 by NAXOS, containing Mahler’s orchestral songs with Swedish baritone Peter Mattei and the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra.
Most recently he conducted opera performances in Cape Town/South Africa, at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf as well as concerts with russian soprano Aida Garifullina in Prague and Moscow, with violinist Daniel Röhn in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and Prinzregententheater Munich as well as a „Lied-von-der-Erde“-Tour with the Sinfonieorchester Basel.