Born in Fribourg/Switzerland, Christoph Riedo studied baroque violin in Basel, Geneva and Milan and received special impulses from the following teachers: David Plantier, Odile Edouard, Enrico Gatti and Stefano Montanari. Since his diploma at the Civica Scuola di Milano, he has been active as a baroque violinist and violist in numerous early music formations, including A Corte Musical (cond. Rogério Gonçalves), Capriccio Basel (cond. Dominik Kiefer), dolce risonanza (cond. Florian Wieninger), Ensemble Arcimboldo (cond. Thilo Hirsch), Ensemble Elyma (cond. Gabriel Garrido), Die Freitagsakademie Bern (cond. Katharina Suske), J.S. Bach-Stiftung (cond. Rudolf Lutz) and La Cetra Barockorchester Basel (cond. Andrea Marcon). Several CD and DVD recordings have resulted from her work with these ensembles.
In addition to his violin training, Christoph Riedo also studied musicology and history in Fribourg/Switzerland, Bern and Padua, and received his doctorate in 2012 with a thesis on sacred music in Milan in the 18th century. After working as a lecturer and doctoral assistant, he spent two years as a postdoc at Harvard University in Cambridge/MA. It is a great concern of his to combine musicological research and musical practice. This is expressed in his publications, his teaching at the university and his active collaboration with ensembles and orchestras.