The American-born violinist Ida Bieler began her career with awards in the International Concours de Violin Dr Luis Sigall, Viña del Mar, the Florence Concorso Vittorio Gui, First Prize of the Concert Artists Guild, New York, and the Premier Grand Prix in the Rome Concorso Valentino Bucchi. She 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.
Ida Bieler was a member of the legendary Melos Quartet from 1993 to 2005, and in 2001 co-founded Germany's widely acclaimed Xyrion Trio, with Nina Tichman and Maria Kliegel. Her recordings include an exceptionally wide range of solo and chamber music repertoire. Awards have included the Cannes Classical Award, Echo Klassik Preis, Fono Forum Stern des Monats, Strad Selection, and Repertoire 10. She has served on numerous boards and juries, and in 1988 became professor at the Frankfurt Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, in 1993 succeeding Sandor Vegh at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf, leading the violin master-class.