Christian Rieger studied Sacred Music in Karlsruhe and continued his studies in Basel. While still a student, Rieger began a diverse career as organist, harpsichordist, and chamber musician, and was a member of “Musica Antiqua Köln.” He was a winner at the International Organ Competition Johann Sebastian Bach in Lucerne and participated in numerous concerts and radio recordings. Since 1998, Rieger has primarily been engaged in a career as a solo harpsichordist. Christian Rieger has taught the harpsichord class at the Musikhochschule Detmold and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In addition, he leads courses in Historical Performance Practice at the Hochschule für Musik Rheinland-Pfalz. Christian Rieger holds a professorship at the Folkwang Hochschule, Essen.