Maria Reiter (accordion) is a subtle magician of sounds on the accordion and discovered her instrument at the age of five. Early influences were the Basque conductor and accordionist Enrique Ugarte and the Munich composer and pianist Rudi Spring. She free-lances with several chamber music groups and accompanied Konstantin Wecker during 1998 and 1999 seasons. Her love of words had led to projects with Senta Berger, Stefan Wilkening, the Figure Puppet Players etc . As a member of the Vienna Theatre Musicians she has been contributing to chanson shows with Michael Heltau and Nicole Beutler for many years already.