Music Faculty - Biography
Maria-Regina Seidlhofer, Music Department Artistic Advisor
Maria-Regina Seidhofer was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil and began her early studies with Dinora de Carvalho. She began concertizing at the age of six, giving solo recitals and making feature performances with orchestra. From 1961-1966, she studied at the Academy of Music in Vienna with Brunco Seidlhoefer, whom she later married. She received a Diploma Speciale from the Minister of Education in Austria. Her first appearances in the United States included performances at Boston University and the New England Conservatory and in 1988, Professor Seidlhofer gave a concert in Washington D.C. at the invitation of the Organization of American States. Locally, she has performed at FSPA, the Walnut Hill School for the Arts and Dartmouth College. Since 1976, Regina has been on the Piano Faculty at the Academy of Music in Vienna. She travels extensively, teaching master courses in Finland, Germany, Brazil, Malta, Italy and the US and was decorated by the Ambassador of Brazil for outstanding service abroad. She has toured the Far East, where she also conducted master classes. Professor Seidlhofer visits the Franklin School for the Performing Arts, giving master classes to students and faculty and offering her continued guidance as Artistic Advisor.
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