Musical Director and Composer
Christoph Weinhart, received his musical education in Würzburg and Paris. He teaches at the Conservatory of Music in Würzburg and at the Bavarian Theater Academy August Everding in Munich. Equally at home in classical music as well as jazz and musical theater, he is in demand as an accompanist, conductor and composer. He has written three Operas, Orchestra pieces, Chamber music, as well as music for film, theater and Chansons. He composes in the areas of Multimedia, and Dance as well as Commercials and Industrials.
»It is really a blast to work with talented and motivated young people, helping increase their musical knowledge, their ability to work in ensembles, and supporting them in the growth of their musical skills, especially with our goal of helping other children.
Lena Vieweg has been dancing since she is 12 and gave her first professional performance at age 16. In 1998 at age 15, she founded a dance group which she has since developed and today boasts 20 members. In 2007, Lena graduated with honors from the renowned Iwanson School of Dance in Munich as a Dance pedagogue. Since 2007, she is in charge of training teachers to teach Ballet at the Iwanson School.
»The emphasis of my teaching and choreography with youth is Ballet, Modern and Jazz. The children bring spontaneity, excitement und elan to the rehearsals. It is fun to observe their talents grow and how they challenge themselves to be better. I am conscious of leading them firmly on their way, knowing that through their artistic efforts, they are helping others.«
Theresa Rinderle grew up in a musical family. She studied piano and violin, playing in diverse orchestras and ensembles, acting in theater groups and developed her passion for music and theater. In her hometown in Germany, she volunteered in various children’s charity organizations. She worked as as head of Artistic Administration for the Festival of Young Artists, Bayreuth. Currently she is making her masters degree in Culture and Music Management at the Munich Conservatory.
»Musical and cultural studies are essential for young people in our society. Kids4kids demonstrates that it is possible to challenge kids who are passionate about music and at the same time to give charitable support for music therapy. I am happy to be a part of kids4kids!«
Cinzia Fossati studied architecture in Milan, set design in Munich and fashion in New York. Her theater costumes were described in the press as “impressive”, “magnificent” and “breathtaking”. Her creations “haute couture on stilts” were published in German Elle Decor and have been seen in many European countries.
She is credited as set designer in 10 award-winning short films, 2 award-winning feature films, multimedia installations of international recognized artists, commercials and social campaigns. She now lives between Munich, New York and Milan.
»This is a wonderful opportunity for the children: the experience of performing in a musical, the long preparation with professional teachers and the joy of acting, singing, dancing on a real stage, with costumes, scenography and lights, in front of a big audience will let them love theater forever. Furthermore they can have fun and improve their own talent, while doing something good for other children.«
Stephan Wintersberger was born in 1968 in Munich. In 1989 he completed his education as a carpenter at the Munich Residenz Theater and was immediately hired as a technician. He has since worked at the Gärtnerplatz State Theater and the famous Prinzregenten Theater. In 1991 Prof. August Everding hired Mr. Wintersberger as technical director of the Bavarian Theater Academy, one of the first Conservatory of the Arts in Germany and as technical director of the Prinzregenten Theater. Since 1989 he has supervised, built and led over 500 productions. In 2008 he founded a small private theater with three friends in Germany.
»I think it is super to support young artists in their development and to have the
opportunity build a stage design for them. The joy that one sees in their shining eyes, makes me happy. That the profit from the ticket sales helps other youth, makes double the joy.«
Peter Platz was born in Ludwigshafen am Rhein in Germany. He gathered his first experiences as Lighting Designer during his civilian service at a school for the deaf. His first professional engagements were with the State Theater in Heidelberg and the National Theater in Mannheim. Since 2003, Peter Platz is Lighting Designer and Technician for the Bavarian Theater Academy at the Prinzregenten Theater in Munich. Peter has done Lighting Design with great success for the following companies and theaters: Metropol Theater, Munich, Theater Halle 7 Munich, Music Conservatory, Munich, State Theater Nürnberg, Markgräfliche Opera Bayreuth, Christ Church Nürnberg, State Theater Landsberg, Kids4Kids World Foundation, Kloster Andechs, Hubertussaal München, Prinzregententheater München, Academy Theater Shanghai. Peter lives in Munich with his wife and 3 children.
»It is beautiful to see children and young people working as a team on such a worthwhile project. The courage and enthusiastic engagement shown by the young artists send the message that music brings us together and helps.«
Hair and Make-up
Oliver Norkauer School
»kids4kids gives a wonderful opportunity to live and practice musical creativity. It is tremendous to see how much fun the children have playing their roles. Thank you kids4kids that we can be a part of this project.«
Oliver Norkauer, Director Cosmetic School, Norkauer www.kosmetikschule-norkauer.de