Andrea Mairhofer was born in in Bruneck (Italy), where she received her first flute tuition at the age of five. She gave her first solo performance at the age of nine and was honoured four times as a prize winner in the youth music competition “Prima la Musica”. In 2013 she won the first prize in the International Flute Competition “Friedrich Kuhlau Wettbewerb” in the category flute and piano. In 2015 she reached the top 20 in the ARD International Music Competition. Her orchestral experience began in the South Tyrol Youth Orchestra and continued with the Junge Philharmonie Wien and the Philharmonie Salzburg. She played in different opera-festival orchestras, the Orchestra Haydn di Trento e Bolzano and the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg. Now she is holding a two years scholarship in the orchestra academy of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich. Andrea was also scholarship holder for outstanding achievement from the University Mozarteum, the South Tyrol Students’ Union and from the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation. She is currently doing her master’s degree in flute solo performance with Henrik Wiese at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, where she graduated in the class of Irena Grafenauer also in flute teaching and in classroom music teaching with distinction.