Cellist, Younga Reitz began her musical training at an early age with piano, violin, and then on to the cello, and graduated from Sunwha Arts School in Seoul, Korea. She holds a Bachelor’s degree with Cum Laude (1995) and Master’s degree (1997) from Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music. She also studied Music Therapy as a graduate assistant. Mrs. Reitz was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society in 1997. She has earned an Artist Diploma in 2001 from the same institute. As the first prize winner of the Korean Music Education Assocation Younga Reitz has made a solo appearance with Les Arts de Baroque Orchestra at Hoahm Hall for the Performing Arts in Seoul, Korea in 1994. Also, her solo and chamber music performance was heard in Switzerland, Holland, and the U.S. Her performance includes the winner’s recital of Pittsburgh Young Artist Series in 1999. Younga Reitz has studied with Misha Quint, Anne Martindale Williams, Jennifer Langham, Sun Youn Lee, and Lauren Mallory and has participated in numerous international music festivals in the U.S., Europe and South Korea.
Mrs. Reitz is currently on the faculty at the City Music Center and Jewish Community Center, and has taught orchestral studies, chamber music, and private lessons in Seton Hill College, Waldorf School of Pittsburgh, Beaver Area High School, Pittsburgh Chamber Music Festival (1997-1998), Musik Innovations Chamber Music Camp (2001-2003), and Pine Richland School District Summer String Program (2002-2003). It is her third year teaching private lessons at Fox Chapel High School. She has also played in the orchestras including Wheeling Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Altoona Symphony, Johnstown Symphony and Butler Symphony. Mrs. Reitz enjoys playing chamber music, and she is the leader of the Pittsburgh Ensemble.