Christian Ridil was born in 1943 in Breslau. His first experience was at the music school of the cathedral choir Regensburger Domspatzen, where in addition to a humanistic education intensive practical and theoretical knowledge of music will be taught.
After graduation Ridil studied at the Staatliche Musikhochschule Munich music education and composition with Prof. Günter Bialas and concluded his studies with the two state exams from.
From 1969–1984 he taught at the Justus-von-Liebig-Gymnasium in Neusaess/Augsburg (Germany).
In the years 1980–1983 he was a lecturer at the Catholic University of Eichstätt, in addition, he studied at the University of Augsburg 1980–86 musicology.
1984 Christian Ridil was appointed to the Musicological Institute of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt. In addition to music theory courses and seminars he was responsible for the management of the Frankfurt University of Music (choirs, orchestra, chamber music). Since his retirement in 2008, Ridil has dedicated himself to the dissemination of his compositional work.
In 2013 a CD with a selection of Ridil’s works for organ solo, as well as organ and oboe, organ and trumpet was produced and released on the ifo label.
In 2018, ifo-classics released a CD with sacred and secular choral works by Ridil.
In 2020 GENUIN released a CD with male choirs and solo songs by Christian Ridil.