Nathaniel Kondrat, bass

Ana Maria Lupu, piano

USA / Republic of Moldova

 

Nathaniel Kondrat

 

American BASS Nathaniel Kondrat (born 1986) studied at Oregon State University and began his career singing IL BONZO (Madama Butterfly). He received a Masters in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he sang FATHER TRULOVE (The Rake's Progress) MELISSO (Alcina) GUGLIELMO (Сosi fan tutte) MUFASTA (l'italiana in Algeri) TRUFFALDINO (Ariadne auf Naxos), MAJOR MURGATROYD (Patience) Nathaniel was accepted into the Acadamie Musicale de Villecroze in 2014 and received a scholarship to work with Stephen Stubbs in the Accadamia D'amore.
Nathaniel was a finalist in the NAATSA Vocal Competition in Orlando, Florida in 2014, and has participated in master classes with Sir Thomas Allen, Nathan Gunn, and Francois le Roux. In 2018, he was a prize winner at the Schloss Rheinsberg International Competition in Germany. Recent
engagements include DON PASQUALE (Don Pasquale) DR. BARTOLO (Barbiere from Seville) with the Choriner Opernsommer and with the Wernigerode Schlossfestspiele MONTERONE (Rigoletto) He has worked at Theater Freiburg, Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, Landesbühnen
Sachsen, Staatstheater Cottbus, Portland Opera and others. Some of the roles he sang in the above mentioned houses include: FIGARO (Le Nozze di Figaro), LEPORELLO (Don Giovanni) MÖNSCH (I Gioielli della Madonna) TECHNIKER (Vec Makropulos) IL GIUDICE (Un Ballo in Maschera) LA VOCE (Idomeneo) INDIAN (Prodana Nevesta) THE KING, 2 OBSTHÄNDLER
(My Fair Lady) KUNO (der Freischütz). Nathaniel began his concert career singing THE MESSIAH (Handel) REQUIEM (Durufle). With the Berlin Chamber Orchestra WEIHNACHTSORATORIUM (Bach). He worked on MATTHAUS PASSION (Bach) with Helmuth Rilling. Bass soloist for CANTATA (Graubner and Werner) with the Landesbühnen Sachsen. THETIS (Rameau) cantata in San Francisco. Nathaniel has sung several world premieres including RANDOM BLACKOUTS (Steinke), RANDOM BLACKOUTS II (Steinke) and a chamber opera TRIFLES (BILOTTA). An avid recitalist, his repertoire includes DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN, WINTERREISE (Schubert)
LIEDERKREIS OP. 39 (Schumann) THE SONGS OF TRAVEL (Williams), VEDIC HYMNS (Holst), BIBLIC PISNE (Dvorak), AN DIE FERNE GELIEBTE (Beethoven), TO US LET OUR GARLANDS BRING (Finzi).

Ana Maria Lupu


Ana Maria Lupu, born in Moldova (1993). At a young age she began studying piano and winning competions in Moldova. Her studies began the the Conservatory for Theater, Musik, and Performing Arts in Chisinau. In 2013, she attended the Conservatory for Music in Weimar,
Conservatory for Music in Leipzig, and ended her studies at the Conservatory for Music in Dresden. Shortly after her graduation, she was engaged at the Staatstheater in Cottbus as a repetitor, and
lastly at the Theater Plauen-Zwickau.

Program

Franz Schubert

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D.360

Prometheus D.674

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab, IHW 10, Nr.29

Maurice Ravel

Cinq mélodies populaires grecques:

iii. Quel galant m´est comparable

iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques

Arthur Lourié

From the greek Songs on poetry of Sappho (Band 1)

iii. Hymnic Fragment [Гимнический отрывок]

iv. The Garden of the Nymphs [Сад Нимф]

Georgios Kasassoglou

Meeresstille (Γαλήνη)

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens CG.406

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Fahrt zum Hades D.526

 

Christian Noel Bauer, baritone

Yuriko Watanabe, piano

Germany / Japan

Christian Noel Bauer

 

The baritone Christian Noel Bauer was born on December 24th, 1994 in Nördlingen born. After his first singing lessons with Kerstin Barwitz at the age of 16, he won state and federal prizes in the "Jugend musiziert" competition in the solo and duo categories. After completing his bachelor's degree in opera singing at the HfM Karlsruhe, he is now studying for a master's degree in singing in Prof. Friedemann Röhlig's class.
He is the winner of the International Singing Competition of the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera in 2019 and made his debut there as a soloist as a judge from Richmond in "Martha" by Friedrich von Flotow. He also gave concerts under the overall direction of Carolin Masur in the recital "Mondnacht" in the Hall of Mirrors at Rheinsberg Castle.
He sang and played at the Institute for Music Theater at the HfM Karlsruhe e.g. in children's opera productions, including as Otto Lampe in "The Great Singing competition of the hare ", Alidoro in" La Cenerentola "and as Papageno in an arrangement of the "Magic Flute" for children. He added his training in master classes with KS Regina Werner-Dietrich in operetta, staging excerpts from “La Bohéme” under Peter Konwitschny as Schaunard and in the lied class of Prof. Mitsuko Shirai and Prof. Hartmut Höll.

Yuriko Watanabe


Yuriko Watanabe, born in Tokyo in 1994, began playing the piano at the age of five. From 2007 she attended the “Purcell School of Music” in London with Valéria Szervansky, where she received the “Music and Dance Scheme” grant from the British government. She then started studying at the University of Tokyo Gakugei with Prof. Shinichi Shiino, which she completed in March 2017 with a bachelor's degree as the best of the year. from 2018 at the "HfM Franz Liszt Weimar" MA solo piano - profile song composition, with Prof. Christian Wilm Müller (solo) and Prof. Karl-Peter Kammerlander (song design). In the 2018/2019 winter semester she studied in Budapest at the “Ferenc Liszt Music Academy” as an ERASMUS scholarship holder with Profes. András Kemenes, Marta Gulyás and Miklos Harazdy.
Since October 2020 she has been studying MA song design at the "HfM Karlsruhe" with Prof. Hartmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai. In 2016 she received the special award for song accompanists at the “2. international Nikko singing competition ", and in 2019 together with Cheng Li the 3rd prize at the" 55. International Singing Competition A. Dvorak “in Karlsbad. In 2019 her game was broadcast in "Hörprobe" by "DLF Kultur".
She attended master classes, among others, by György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados, Rodger Vignoles, Michael Dussek and Helmut Deutsch.

Program

Franz Schubert

Prometheus D.674

An die Leier, D.737

Ganymed D. 544

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht, Op.31, Nr.2

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
i. Chanson de la mariée
iii. Quel galant m´est comparable

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Hermann Reutter

Drei Monologe des Empedokles

iii. Ha! Jupiter, Befreier! Näher tritt

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens CG. 406

Franz Schubert

Dithyrambe D. 801

Lied des Orpheus, als er in die Hölle ging, D.474

 

Jan Bukowski, baritone

Eunkyeong Kim, piano

Poland / South Korea

Jan Bukowski

 

Jan Bukowski was born in Warsaw (Poland) and was a soloist in the Olsztyn City Youth Choir at the age of eight. As part of his training as a singer, he studied at the Music Academy in Kraków and at the University of Music, Drama and Media
Hanover with Marek Rzepka. Scholarship holder of the Deutschland, Cusanuswerk, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now and Richard Wagner Verband scholarships. He has won numerous prizes in national and international competitions, including 1st place in international competitions
Iuventus Canti singing competition in Vrable, Slovakia (2017). He appeared as a baritone in Moniuszko's operetta "The Night Camp in the Apennines", in the Warsaw Chamber Opera (2014), in JS Bach's "O ewiges Feuer" as part of the La Folle Journee de Varsovie festival in the National Opera in Warsaw (2016), with J. Brahms "Neue Liebeslieder" Op. 65 in the context of the festival "Voice and Piano" in Cracow (2017), with GP Telemanns "The Shepherds at the Manger in Bethlehem" in Kloster Michaelstein (2018) and with the girls choir Hannover in of the Hanover State Opera (2019). In 2022 he will be named
William appear in "The fall of the house of Usher" by Philipp Glass in Kammerschauspiel Munich.

Eunkyeong Kim

 

Eunkyeong Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and she started playing the piano at the age of six. In Korea she graduated 2013 her Bachelor's degree in solo piano at KyungHee University. In addition, as a companion, she accompanied singing at the university. numerous concerts. From 2017, she continued her first master's degree in collaborative piano at the State University for Music and Performing Arts Mannheim, where she successfully graduated with a grade of 1.0. Since the winter semester 2019/20 she has been studying her master's degree in opera accompaniment at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH) with Prof. Paul Weigold. In 2018 she received a grant from Live Music Now (Yehudi Menuhin), with which she regularly recitals in the Baden-Württemberg region gave. In addition to her studies, Eunkyeong attended the master classes
Prof. Nariaki Sugiura and bass in two courses. Kwangchul Youn and sop. Sekyung Rim she took part as a companion. She made music at concerts in many old people's and nursing homes in the Baden-Württemberg region of Mannheim, Heidelberg, Ladenburg, Ilvesheim, Wiesloch, Walldorf, Dossenheim, Weinheim and chamber concert "Romantic Fatasias" at Gerhart Hauptmann Theater Görlitz and at the Mission concert woman played Kim in Hungary and Ukraine. Already at the age of 10 she made music in various activities as Choir accompanist for the parish, Korean national Broadcasting station. in the Mannheim University Orchestra as Celesta and As an assistant pianist she received engagements with Korea in 2013 National Opera in Korea. Since 2019 she has been teaching as a répétiteur in the subject Singing at the State University for Music and Performing Kunst Mannheim as well as at the HMTMH (Aspirantur).

Program

Franz Schubert

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D. 360

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D. 583

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op. 94, Nr.4

An eine Äolsharfe Op. 19, Nr.5

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
i., ii., iii, iv, v.

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Hermann Reutter

Drei Monologe des Empedokles

i. Euch ruf ich über das Gebild herein

iii. Ha! Jupiter, Befreier! Näher tritt!

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens CG. 406

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Die Götter Griechenlands D. 677

 

Remy Burnens, tenor

Clémence Hirt, piano

Switzerland / Switzerland

Romy Burnens

 

The young lyric tenor Remy Burnens studied with Peter Brechbühler in Lucerne and with Malcolm Walker in Paris.
In 2020 he was seen as Gernando in Garcìa's L'isola disabitata at the Festival Rossini in Wildbad. Before that he was engaged at the Meiningen State Theater as Belmonte in Entführung aus dem Serail, as a public speaker in Das Schloss Dürande, and as Walther in Tannhäuser. In Switzerland
he appeared as Ferrando in Così fan tutte (New Theater Dornach), Tonio in La Fille du Régiment and as White Minister in Le Grand Macabre (Lucerne Theater) Burnens also appears as a sought-after concert singer throughout Switzerland as a soloist. He maintains a broad repertoire: From Handel's oratorios and Bach's passions to the great works by Mendelssohn and Britten.
As a Lied singer in the duo Dalùna with Clémence Hirt, he is passionate about the song: their first CD “A Song in the Wood” based on works by Britten will be released in 2021. He was a finalist at the 9th International Cesti Singing Competition for Baroque Opera in 2018.
He has also received various study prizes (Migros Culture Percentage 2017, Edwin Fischer Memorial Prize 2017, Meggen Music Talent Foundation 2016/2017, etc.)

Clémence Hirt

 

The Swiss pianist Clémence Hirt studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève with Prof. Marc Pantillon and at the Zurich University of the Arts with Prof. Eckart Heiligers and in the lied class of Prof. Christoph Berner. She is currently training with Erna
Ronca further out. She plays with various singers including the tenor Remy Burnens with whom she founded the Duo Dalùna in 2018. Their first CD “A Song in the Wood” will be released in 2021 by Prospero Classics. In 2016 the pianist played with the soprano Sandrine Droin in the finals of the International Competition for Lied Art of the Hugo Wolf Academy in Stuttgart and a year later in the semifinals of the duo competition for voice and piano "Nadia et Lili Boulanger" in Paris. The two musicians received support from Helmut Deutsch, Anne Le Bozec, Christoph Berner and Hans Adolfsen.
Clémence Hirt is a scholarship holder of the Swiss Richard Wagner Society 2019.
She also works as a répétiteur and appears as an organist or harpsichordist. She is a founding member of the Fri'Bouffes opera troupe, which promotes young talent and rediscovered the often unknown stage repertoire of the interwar period.

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Lied des Orpheus, als er in die Hölle ging D.474

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op. 19, Nr.5

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
i. Chanson de la mariée

ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église

Jean Coulthard

Three Memories of ancient Greece

i. Before the statue of Endymion

Georgios Kasassoglou

Im Schatten Hand in Hand (Στη σκιά χειροπιασμένες)

Der Maitag  (Μέρα μαγιού)

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens CG. 406

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Ganymed D.544

 

Cosima Büsing, mezzo-soprano

Stella Marie Lorenz, piano

Germany / Germany

Cosima Büsing

 

Cosima Büsing lives and works in Vienna, where she graduated with honors from Gabriele Fontana with a Masters in Lied & Oratorio at the mdw Vienna. In addition, she expanded her acting training on
Max Reinhardt seminar and attended master classes with well-known musicians such as Helmut Deutsch and Christa Ludwig. She is the recipient of the KS Gabriele Fontana scholarship.
She has been working in the Lied duo with the pianist Stella Marie Lorenz since 2015. They give concerts internationally and have already appeared in the Musikverein, the Wiener Konzerthaus and the Belvedere Palace. With the
Guitarist Henrik Dewes forms her Duo Debü. In contemporary music she works with composers such as Bernhard Lang, whose works she sang in the Arnold Schönber Center in Vienna, or Beat Furrer, under whose direction she was heard as an alto soloist in the opera “Begehren” at the Salzburg Festival. During her studies she sang roles like Cherubino from “Le nozze di Figaro”, gave guest performances at the Kammertheater Karlsruhe and made her French debut as 3rd.
Lady in “The Magic Flute” at the Les Heures Romantiques Festival. In addition to her work as a soloist, she has recorded numerous CDs (including Grammy nominees) with the Rastatt vocal ensemble and gave her in 2015
Debut at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden under Yannick Nézet-Seguin.

Stella Marie Lorenz

 

Stella Marie Lorenz is a German pianist who specializes in song and chamber music. For this she studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Malcolm Martineau and Michael
Dussek. In 2020 she completed her master's degree in piano vocal accompaniment with Prof. Markus Hadulla at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with distinction and in 2016 her bachelor's degree in piano solo with Prof. Markus Stange, also with distinction. Studied in 2018/2019
she with Gerold Huber and Roger Vignoles. She performed at the Musikverein Vienna, Konzerthaus Vienna, Belvedere Palace Vienna, Rosengarten, among others
Mannheim and in the New Palace in Stuttgart as well as in France, Spain, England and Italy. She has formed a lied duo with mezzo-soprano Cosima Büsing since 2015. In addition to classical and romantic songs, they also devote themselves intensively to new music and world premieres, which they thematically combine in their concert programs. For her project "Zwillingssonnen - Twin Suns", a staged recital about the return of the Greek gods, she received a grant from the University of Music and Performing Arts and a grant from the City of Vienna.

Program

Franz Schubert

Fahrt zum Hades D.526

Hippolits Lied D.890

Die Götter Griechenlands D.677

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques

iii. Quel galant m´est comparable
iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques

Claude Debussy

Trois Chansons de Bilitis

iii. Le tombeau de Naiades

Hermann Reutter

Drei Monologe von Empedokles

ii. Ha! Jupiter, Befreier! Näher tritt!

Georgios Kasassoglou

Im Schatten Hand in Hand (Στην σκιά χειροπιασμένες)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG. 324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Dithyrambe D.801

 

Robin Červinek, baritone

Czech Republic

Robin Červinek is a baritone from the Czech Republic. He was born in Kyjov in 1994, where he received his first musical training in singing at a music school with Mario Kudela. He then took private singing lessons with the soloist of the National Theater in Olomouc David Szendiuch and attended the Janáček Academy for Music and Performing Arts. He has been studying at this institution for 4 years in the class of Doc. MgA. Zdeněk Šmukař. Robin completed his bachelor's degree in singing in 2019 and is now studying the first year of the master’s degree in Vienna in the class of Prof. Margit Klaushofer. During his studies, he took part in several international master classes by renowned artists and teachers such as Adam Plachetka, Kateřina Kněžíková, Thomas Steinhöfel, Singried Goritz and Irena Sylya as well as Amelia Felle. In autumn 2017 he made his debut as König in Orff's opera The Wise (Girl) in Brno's Theater Na Orlí, a year later he played a role as a poet in the contemporary opera Unknown by Daniel Šimek and a role as a count in the opera Il Matrimonio Segreto by Domenico Cimarosa. He has received numerous prizes in international competitions. In 2018 he was the overall winner of the Prague Singer International Singing Competition. He won 2nd prize at the Antonin Dvorak International Singing Competition in Karlovy Vary, as well as other prizes such as the Jan Lucemburský Prize, the Beno Blachut Prize, the Vilém Zítek Prize and the Milan Citizens Prize. He won the 2nd prize in the Dušek Interpretation Competition and was a finalist in the Competition Play with the Czech Philharmonic. In May 2019 he was awarded the 2nd prize in the Iuventus Canti competition. He is currently a guest at the National Theater Brno in the opera Der Rosenkavalier.

program

Franz Schubert

Der entsühnte Orest D.699

Atys D.585

Memnon D.541

Hippolits Lied D.890

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

Lied des Orpheus, als er in die Hölle ging, D.474

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Barmherzige Mutter (Μητέρα μεγαλόψυχη)

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens

Franz Schubert

Dithyrambe D.801

An die Leier D.737

First international Lied competition

Bolko von Hochberg 2021

A song for HELLAS

What

Song competition

on the subject of "HELLAS"

When

21.-25. March 2021

Registration deadline:

December 23, 2020

Where

Gerhart-Hautmann-Theater

Görlitz

Kontakt 

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