Ida Bieler

Launched into recognition by winning international competitions on three continents, violin faculty Ida Bieler has since been a regular performer in major music capitals throughout the world, recording for radio and television on five continents and appearing with leading international orchestras.

Her artistic focus and repertoire stretches from the Baroque to contemporary composition. In 1988, she accepted a full professorship at Frankfurt’s Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst and in 1993 received the appointment of Full Professor at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf. From 2005-2007, she was Visiting Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and is currently Guest Professor at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria.

Since 2013 she has been a member of the string faculty at UNCSA. In 2015 she became the Artistic Director of UNCSA’s Chrysalis Chamber Music Institute


  • Full Professor for Violin and Chamber Music, Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf
  • Guest Professor for Violin at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Graz, Austria
  • Visiting Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Violin and Chamber Music, London, England
  • Full Professor for Violin, Director of Violin Pedagogic Department, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
  • First woman to hold Concertmaster position in a major European Orchestra, Gürzenich-Orchester Köln (Symphony and Opera Orchestra of Cologne)

Career Highlights

  • Melos Quartet member, 1993-2005
  • Ensemble Villa Musica member, 1995-2003
  • Xyrion Piano Trio member, 2001-2015
  • Solo performance worldwide, in recital and with major international orchestras, including premiere performances and recordings

Awards, Recognitions and Honors

  • Cannes Classical award and Echo Klassik prize for Hindemith recording
  • The Strad “Chamber Music Selection” for Janacek/Brahms recording
  • Fono Forum “Stern des Monats” for Spohr recording
  • Gold Medal and Contemporary Music awards and Public Prize, International Violin Competition “Valentino Bucchi,” Rome, 1981
  • First Prize: Concert Artists Guild New York, 1972
  • Top Prize: International Concours Dr. Luis Sigall, Vina del Mar, Chile, 1981
  • Top Prize: International Competition for Chamber Music “Vittorio Gui,” Florence, 1981
  • Sono Prize for Beethoven Trios v. 1-2, Belgium, 2008
  • Top Artistic/Educational prize of Germany, Ideen für die Bildungsrepublik, 2011, for founding the Vivaldi-Project Düsseldorf — a cooperation between the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, the Clara Schumann Music School and the City of Düsseldorf


“Konzertexamen” Artist’s Degree, Top HonorsHochschule für Musik

Postgraduate DiplomaJuilliard School

Artist DiplomaJuilliard School