Barbara Poeschl-Edrich grew up in Germany, between Munich and Salzburg. She has performed in recitals throughout Germany, Austria, Italy, England, Japan, and the United States. Her performance experience includes solo, chamber and orchestral concerts, lecture recitals, as well as the premieres of works by Hermann Regner, John H. Wallace, Martin Pearlman, Ronald Arnatt, Julian Wachner, Martin Amlin, Howard Rovics, Pamela Marshall and Kareem Roustom.
Since moving to Boston in 2001, Dr. Poeschl-Edrich has played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Classical Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, Collage New Music, Providence Singers, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, the Tanglewood Music Center, Berkshire Choral Festival, Symphony Pro Musica, Chameleon Arts Ensemble, La Donna Musicale, Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, Boston Cecilia Society, Boston Musica Viva, as well as orchestras in Lexington, Plymouth, Springfield, and New Bedford, MA; Rhode Island; Eastern Connecticut; and New Hampshire. Mrs. Poeschl-Edrich is a founding member of the Trio Mosaic (flute, viola, harp). Barbara Poeschl-Edrich teaches in her private studio, and she is the harp coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. At Boston University, she teaches harp, Baroque triple harp and chamber music. She recorded with La Donna Musicale and Aston Magna on the Centaur label, she was featured on NPR with the early Russian music ensemble Talisman.
Dr. Poeschl-Edrich graduated from the University Mozarteum Salzburg with a Concert Diploma and a Magistra Artium, having studied with Prof. Edward Witsenburg. Continuing in the Master’s program at the Trinity College of Music, London with Sioned Williams, she received a Distinction for performance in 2000. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Harp Performance and Historical Performance from Boston University in 2005, her principal teacher was Ann Hobson Pilot. She attended master classes with Alice Giles, Elizabeth Fontan-Binoche, Osian Ellis, Lucile Lawrence, Ursula Holliger, Maxine Eilander, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Elliott Carter and Luciano Berio. At Tanglewood she has played under Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Kurt Masur and John Williams. Her awards include membership in Pi Kappa Lambda (2005), the UK Harp Association Award (2000), a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship (1998), and the Carl-Orff Medal (1995).