After studying the cello with Rocco Filippini in Milan and with Sadao Harada at the conservatoire in Trossingen, Friederike Kienle expanded her musical interests and began an intensive course of training as a conductor with Tatsuya Shimono (Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra), Ana Zorana Brajovic (National State Opera Belgrade), and Roberto Rizzi Brignoli. She also attended masterclasses with Kurt Masur, Niels Muus, Dejan Savic and Ken Takaseki, among others.
From 2007 to 2017, Friederike Kienle held cello and chamber music classes at Hokkaido University of Education (Japan). This is where she founded the Young Hokkaido Philharmony (YHP), consisting of music students and young professionals; she also set up a concert series especially for this orchestra. A documentary on the “Beethoven’s 9th Symphony” project was filmed by ImageMILL, Tokyo, and will be released internationally in 2018.
Friederike Kienle was also awarded the special prize at the 12th Danube International Conducting Masterclass and Competition Budapest, held in August 2016.