Berkshire Choral International

Flora Königsberger

Soprano

Flora Königsberger studied at the Conservatory for Church Music St. Pölten, Lower Austria (Art Song, Mass and Oratorio) as well as Musicology and Classical Vocal Pedagogy in Vienna. Besides her studies at the Music University Vienna, she gained professional experience in the musicological work field and in cultural exchange and museum educational service. As her pedagogical and freelance artistic activity gradually increased, her focus has changed to working as a singing teacher and choir leader.

Flora has regular concert activity as a member of numerous ensembles and choirs, as for example with Klosterneuburg Summer Opera, Wiener Kammerchor, the Vocal Ensemble of Saint Stephen's Cathedral Vienna and Neue Oper Wien. As a soloist and as a member of small ensembles she is especially devoted to sacred music, baroque style and music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Flora has especially dedicated herself to the training of aging voices for many years ("Chor 50+"), as well as to the vocal technique of various choirs and their singers of all ages and experience levels (i.e. vocal coaching for "Neue Wiener Stimmen") and integrative bodywork connected to phonation and music. In choir leading she is specialised in work with non-professionals and "unconventional" concepts for choirs, for example singing without music reading skills, non-classical literature and improvisation and experimentation for groups ("Chor 50+", "Ein Weltchor. A wöd Chor. A world chorus." at Festspielhaus St.Pölten, Lower Austria). Lately she works as Choir Director for the Landestheater Niederösterreich ("Minna von Barnhelm", 2014/15) and the Tonkuenstler Orchestra under Chief Director Yutaka Sado (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony/Ode to Joy, which will take place in November 2016 with 500 choral singers from Lower Austria and Vienna).