Bieler studied under Ruggiero Ricci at the North Carolina School of the Arts, Oscar Shumsky at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Max Rostal in Cologne and Nathan Milstein in London. From 1982 to 1988 she was concertmaster of the Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne.
Bieler has been a member of the Melos Quartet. In 2001 she helped create the Xyrion Trio with Maria Kliegel and Nina Tichman, and in 2003 the Heine Quartet. Since 1993 she has been Professor at the Robert Schumann University of Düsseldorf, where she leads the master class for violin.
Honors, prizes and recordings
Ida Bieler has received, for instance, numerous prizes and honors - the Echo Klassik Preis and the Cannes Classical Award among them. Further prizes she has received are the Concert Artists Guild Award (New York), Vittorio Gui prize for chamber music (Florence), and the International Violin Competition Dr. Luis Sigall in Vina del Mar/Chile (Silver Medal).
She has recorded works by, among others, Anton Reicha, Paul Hindemith, Zdenek Fibich, Béla Bartók, Krzysztof Penderecki, and John Corigliano (upcoming recording) for Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm, Naxos Records and other labels.
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