Maren Ries plays regularly with well-known ensembles in the most important halls and festivals worldwide. Already during her studies, Reinhard Goebel engaged her for his legendary ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln. As a member of the ensemble, she spent the following seven years giving concerts all over the world as a violinist and viola player in the orchestra, the chamber music formation, and as a soloist.
Equipped with such international concert experience, inspiring advice, as well as the strive to realize her own ideas, she founded NeoBarock. As the artistic director, she developed concert formats and CD productions, which have been welcomed by the international critic as new highlights. For the idea and musical realisation of Bach’s “Art of the Fugue” as a melopoem, in collaboration with the Austrian writer Robert Schneider, she received the Echo Klassik Prize. With the CD “Metamorphosis – Bach’s lost trio sonatas”, Maren Ries presented her highly acclaimed reconstructions of the presumed original versions of Bach’s lost trio sonatas. Her interpretations of Biber’s and Tartini’s sonatas on the current album “Arcadia – Paradise in Music” have been praised by the press as “expressive, virtuosic and rich in colour”.