Opening Concert – ‘Building Bridges’
Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall
Grew up in Austria, Birgit Reithofer is a musician and music pedagogue with extensive musical and educational experience.
Reithofer began her tertiary education at the Konservatorium Wien – City of Vienna University where she studied the flute (Music education – voice and instruments) with Professor MeinhardNiedermayr (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra). Apart from the flute, she also focused her studies on early childhood music pedagogy. In 2007, she graduated from the Konservatorium Wien – City of Vienna University with Distinction, major in Elementary Music Education. She received the academic degree Master of Arts from Anton Bruckner University for Music, Drama and Dance in 2014 after having successfully completed the university course “Communicating and Contextualizing Music for Different Audiences”.
Her expertise in the field is demonstrated by the fact that she became a music pedagogue at the Chorus School for the Vienna Boys Choir and the Music Workshop (Spielwerkstatt Musik) before graduation. Right after she graduated from the Konservatorium Wien – City of Vienna University, she joined the Vienna Boys Choir Music Kindergarten, where she works as Music Pedagogue.
Apart from working closely with young children at the Vienna Boys Choir Music Kindergarten, Reithofer also worked in various music education and music mediation projects and concerts for different audiences (planning and implementation – on and behind the stage), including programmes at the MuTh, the official concert hall of the Vienna Boys Choir and the Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz – Museum of Modern Art. She also led Music Exploration Camps in Hong Kong in 2010, 2011 and 2015 respectively, which were greatly complimented by parents and children.