BIANCA RIESNER

cello & viola da gamba


COVID-19

As you all might have gathered by now Europe is hit by the outbreak of a new virus, covid-19.

As a consequence all my future concerts have been cancelled until further notice.

Whoever happens to be an Austrian musician affected by cancellations can fill out this survey, which will be discussed with members of the government in Austria.

https://www.ots.at/presseaussendung/OTS_20200313_OTS0040/akm-und-oestig-richten-kultur-katastrophenfonds-fuer-musikschaffende-ein

Looking forward to seeing everybody again safe and sound and healthy in the hopefully near future!


Monteverdi Apprentice Scheme 

I’m thrilled to have made it into the Monteverdi Apprentice Scheme! This gives me the opportunity to work with the English Baroque Soloists as well as the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique under the guidance of Sir John Eliot Gardiner for a year.

I’m very much looking forward to coachings and workshops with the principals of both groups and joining the orchestras in rehearsals and on tour. Exciting times!

Come join Istante at St Stephen’s Festival!

Italians across alps2

Period-instrument ensemble Istante present a colourful programme of chamber works and suites by Italian composers who migrated northwards, towards Austria, France and England, bringing with them the musical taste and instrumental techniques of their homeland. Handel features as a central figure who absorbed the Italian style during his youth and championed it abroad to great acclaim.

It will be a very nice concert at St Stephen’s Church on the 8th of June!


SIMPLY VIOLS – Jon Rees and Bianca Riesner

I’m very much looking forward to my first viol recital with Jon Rees. We will tune all our seven strings to perform some delightful music by Marais, Couperin and Schenck.

Lunchtime Recital at Heath Street Baptist Church

May 17, 2016 – 1pm
Venue: Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead

Marin Marais Suite in A major from Pièces de Viol Book III & V
Johann Schenck Sonata III from L’Echo du Danube
Francois Couperin Douzième Concert from Les goûts-réunis