Ria Ideta, marimba

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Ria Ideta was born in Vienna.
She began playing the marimba at the age of 6.
When she was 18, she went to study at the Conservatoire Supérieure de Paris (CNR), graduating with a first prize and a special jury prize.
She also completed the soloist course at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg.

Ria has studied with professors Eric Sammut, Emmanuel Séjourné and Yoshihisa Mizuno.

In 2003, she was awarded 1st Prize at the first International Marimba Competition in Paris.

Ria has performed in many international music festivals, including the Rolandseck International Music Festival (Germany), Zagreb International Music Festival (Croatia), and Salon-de-Provence music festival (France).

In 2010, she performed with the Yokohama Sinfonietta conducted by Kazuki Yamada. In May 2013 she appeared with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra in the Berliner Philharmonie Concert Hall, and in November of that year with the Hamburger Symphony Orchestra at Laeiszhalle. In September 2014, Ria performed the highly successful world premiere of a marimba concerto written for her by Ohad Ben-Ari, in a concert with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuki Yamada. In December 2014, she performed once again with the Berlin Symphony in Berlin. She has appeared with a number of other orchestras including the New Japan Philharmonic and Osaka Philharmonic as well as Evermay Chamber in Washington, USA. In October 2016, she made her third appearance with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the Berliner Philharmonie, and in June 2017 she will be performing with the New Orchestra of Washington.


Since 2012, as a regular artist with the Kammeroper München, Ria has performed a wide range of operas in a new type of formation made up of chamber orchestra and marimba.

Each year she appears in more than 50 performances throughout Europe, earning much attention in every location.

Ria has performed with many acclaimed musicians including Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Eric Le Sage, François Leleux and Guy Braunstein.

She is a guest professor at Heisei College of Music.
Ria Ideta, marimba
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