Rita & Andreas
Two beautiful voices from the Zillertal Valley
These two full-blooded musicians tour the length and breadth of the country - 365 days of the year. Because this successful duo from Zillertal enjoys great popularity with every audience, regardless of age. They have taken the hearts of their fans by storm with their dynamic songs and romantic ballads.
How Rita & Andreas came to be reads almost like a fairy tale. One with a happy end, of course.
Rita began singing as a child. At the tender age of 10, she sang “Ave Maria” beautifully in her local parish church in Ried. She was soon assigned to the church choir as solo soprano and the parish church music programme was filled with sacred music by Haydn, Schubert and Mozart. She proved the versatility of her sonorous voice with the song, “Ich gehör nur mir” from the musical, “Elisabeth”, which she performed at a spring concert by Ried Town Band in Zillertal. Then, aged just 15 years old - Andreas entered her life.
Andreas loved the farming life from a young age, cows in particular, and went to the school where he could cycle to the breeding cattle auctions and cattle shows. He had to learn a trade, however, and chose an apprenticeship as a truck mechanic. After completing his apprenticeship, Andreas worked in the ironmongery trade. It was at this time that Andreas met his Rita - at a marquee festival.
Neither of them knew about the shared hobby that would one day dominate their lives. They spent their free time making music and singing, which was quickly followed by public performances and the wedding of these two musically gifted lovebirds.
The result of this happy union is their son, Andreas jun., who also accompanies his parents on the accordion at various performances. But let’s talk first about Rita & Andreas’ career together. During their twelve years of making music, they have stuck unswervingly to their inimitable style. Fans are entertained not only by their catchy songs, but also profound melodies with thought-provoking lyrics drawn from real life. The musicians, who both come from the Zillertal Valley, pay particular attention to creating an impressive stage appearance with special decorative elements. They even change stage costumes frequently during performances.
Rita & Andreas’ repertoire covers all music genres: from catchy folk music, to German pop songs and moving ballads.