Directors

Talia Refeld
Internationally celebrated Opera, Concert- und Musical Artist, Guest Professor  at Chapman University and Munich singing coach Talia Refeld founded kids4kids World Foundation in July 2006 to support children helping children through the performing arts. She began studying singing and acting at age 11. At 19 she debuted on Broadway at the side of Rex Harrison in the 25 anniversary revival of  ‘My Fair Lady.’ She studied on a scholarship at the Julliard School, NY. She began her international career with the Zürich Opera. Critics praise her as a ‘first class Mozart singer’ and as an artist with ‘a magnetic presence and radiant voice, who always brings life on the stage.’ Ms. Refeld has appeared in the United Stetes, Germany, Belgium,
Holland, France, Spain, Italy and Japan in roles such as Susanna, Zerlina, Pamina, Ilia, Micaela, Marzelline und Gilda with conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Louis Langree, Friedemann Layer, John de Main, Kenneth Montgomery, Stefan Soltez, Andreas Delfs and Placido Domingo among others. She performs regularly in the Philharmonic Hall in Munich and appeared on television in the arts film ’Erotic Intelligence’. Her critically acclaimed one woman show ‘The Golden Years of Broadway’, a tribute to the great American composers is currently playing in Germany and in America.

»For me there is nothing more rewarding than working with young people to develop and express their musical and theatrical talents, in the process helping other children whose lives are less fortunate. This concept sets a healing circle in motion in which all children are winners. Music is one of the most powerful means of expression which knows no boundaries, no hate, no differences. It is the universal language which unites human beings. I feel blessed to spend my life in the performing arts and it is a privilege and great joy working creatively with children for the betterment of children.«

Klaus F. JaeneckeKlaus F. Jaenecke
is the managing partner of Jaenecke & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG. He looks back on an outstanding career of over 30 years in the financial services industry. Post-graduate he joined a venture capital firm in Mexico City and spent four years in Latin America. In the following seven years he worked for two investment banks in London and New York – at last as a vice president for Goldman Sachs & Co., before founding a specialized corporate finance firm advising medium sized companies in 1991. Furthermore for many years he has been active as a non-executive director on numerous boards focusing on strategy and finance.

»k4k is a tremendous project to support children twofold. Firstly, to develop hidden young musical talents and secondly, to bring help and relief through music therapy made possible by their achievements to kids most in need. It is a great pleasure to contribute my many experiences to this cause.«