Holly Brown, soprano

Jong Sun Woo, piano

Great Britain / South Korea

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Holly Brown

 

Holly Brown is a recent graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she gained her Bachelors and Masters, both with distinction. While studying she collaborated on and premiered Christian Drew's 'Dug' at Wigmore Hall, participated in a masterclass and concert
series with Judith Weir and performed Julian Philip's Cantos do Sonho as part of the composer's 50th birthday celebrations. She was also a finalist in the school's Schubert Song Competition and performed a short recital of Russian song at the Barbican Hall for the LSO. She has performed regularly for the LSO Discovery series, most recently in Mahler's Second Symphony. on the Operatic stage, she has performed Clorinda (La Cenerentola) for British Youth Opera, Carolina (Il matrimonio segreto) for Hampstead Garden Opera, and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) for Oxford Alternative Orchestra. She was a chorus soloist with West Green House Festival Opera and was contracted to Grange Park Opera for the cancelled 2020 season; she hopes to
return in 20201. On the concert platform, she has performed Lieschen in Bach's Coffee Cantata at St. Lawrence Jewry Festival, 'Exsultate, Jubilate' with the Watford Philharmonic and as a soloist at the Queen Charlotte's Ball for the London Season.

Jong Sun Woo

 

Pianist JongSun Woo is currently in her second year of Masters in Collaborative Piano at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, studying with Eugene Asti, Pamela Lidiard and Carole Presland.
JongSun has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Crush Room Royal Opera House, Purcell Room Southbank Centre, St. John's Smith Square. She has made multiple appearances
as a concerto soloist with orchestras in UK. As a chamber musician, Jongsun performed Beethoven's complete works for 'cello and piano in 2017.
JongSun started her studies with Patsy Toh at Junior Royal Academy of Music and the Purcell School. After graduating from Guildhall School of Music and Drama with First Class Honours in 2014, she then went on to win a full scholarship to study with Peter Serkin at Bard College Conservatory, New York. She has also participated in masterclasses with Ferenc Rados and Rita Wagner at Prussia Cove International Musicians' Seminar 2015& 2016 and has received
guidance from Krysia Osostowicz and Richard Lester among others.

Program

Franz Schubert

Memnon D.541

Die Götter Griechenlands D.677

An die Leier D.737

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Nr.29

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode, Op.94, Nr.4

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église (Κάτω στον Άγιο Σίδερο)

Jean Coulthard

Three Ancient Memories of Greece

iii. Long ago

Arthur Lourié

Erotic Fragment ii, iii

Feliks Nowowiejski

Róże dla Safo Op.51

i. Glykopikros

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG. 324

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Dithyrambe D.801

 

Justyna Bujak, soprano

Jan-Kanty Mikosz, piano

Poland / Poland

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Justyna Bujak

 

Justyna Bujak – soprano. She graduated with honours from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the class of prof. Ewa Biegas (2019).
She's been a leaurate at many competitions as well (Honourable mention and two special prizes in the Seventh Jan Kiepura International Vocal Competition in Krynica- Zdrój (2019), Finalist in the
First Bogdan Paprocki National Vocal Competition (2019), Third prize and three special prizes in the Third ARS ET GLORIA International Sacred Solo Vocalist Competition (2019). Third prize in the
Thirteenth International Vocal Competition Golden Voices (ZŁOTE GŁOSY) (2018), Second prize in the Intercollegiate Competition for Instrumental and Vocal Duo (2018). She participated in
numerous courses conducted, among others by: Lilije Greidane, Rudolfa Piernay, Helena Łazarska, Agata Młynarska-Klonowska, Izabele Kłosińska, Ubaldo Fabbri, Stefania Donzelli, Eva Blahová,
Thomas Heyer, Ewa Biegas, Gerhard Kahry. She sang under the baton of the following conductors:
Paweł Kotla, Jarosław Thiel, Elżbieta Krzyżanowska- Łaboda, Marta Kluczyńska, Sławomir Chrzanowski, Piotr Sułkowski, Artur Wróbel, Benjamin Bayl.

Jan-Kanty Mikosz

 

Jan-Kanty was born in 1996. He has started his first piano lessons when he was 6 years old. His
first teacher was Ms Bożena Pawłowska. As a child he has been successful at many competition (2nd prize at National Piano Competition in Łomianki(2005), prize for the best performance of Chopin's piece at an international piano competition in Vilnius(2005)).
After a few years break of playing the piano, due to health problems, he has started back his
lessons with Ms Barbara Jarantowska. In that time he's been a leaurate at many competitions as well (e.g. 3rd prize at international piano competition in Szczecin (2013))
In 2016 he became a student of Akademia Muzyczna im. Karola Szymanowskiego in Katowice, studying with prof. Zbigniew Raubo. His latest success are 2nd prize at Vocal Duo Competition in Łódź in 2018 or finalist title on International Chamber Competition in Łódź in 2019.
He has been to many masterclasses with well-known proffesors(e.g. Arie Vardi, Rem Urasin, Andrzej Jasiński, Olga Rusina, Anna Malikova, Thomas Ungar).

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

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

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Nr.29

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op. 19, Nr.5

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église
iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
v. Tout gai!

Feliks Nowowiejski

Róże dla Safo Op.51

iii. Smierć Safo

iv. Epitafium

Georgios Kasassoglou

Barmherzige Mutter (Μητέρα μεγαλόψυχη)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG. 324

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Memnon D.541

 

Antigoni Chalkia, soprano

Eunwoo Jung, piano

Greece / South Korea

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Antigoni Chalkia

 

Antigoni Chalkia has been studying "Master of Voice Performance" (class of Prof. R.Robins) at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen since 2017. Before that, she successfully completed her Bachelor's degree at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki (class M.Thoidou, A.Kathariou). For several years she has also been singing concerts of all kinds in German-speaking countries as well as in Greece. In 2017 she was allowed to perform as a soloist with the State Orchestra of Thessaloniki at the official Christmas concert in the "Magnificat" by John Rutter, conducted by Z.Tsokanou. Since 2018 Antigoni has been a scholarship holder of the "Academy of Athens" and from February 2019 to February 2020 an academic at the Choir Academy of the WDR Rundfunkchor. Since 2020 she has also been a freelancer singer for the WDR radio choir. In the same year she and her partner (organ player= won the 2nd prize as well as the audience prize at the 5th International Competition for Singing and Organ. In addition, she qualified for the first final round of the federal singing competition in Berlin.

Jeunwoo young

 

Jeunwoo Jung was born in Seoul (South Korea) in 1986. From 2001 to 2004 she attended the "Pohang Artistic High School". She majored in piano at the Pohang Oberschule für Künste and graduated with honors. She won the 2nd, 3rd prize at the Ulsan University Piano Competition and Daegu Art University.
From 2006 to 2010 she studied at DanKook University in Seoul and completed her bachelor's degree. In 2011 she continued her training at the Karlsruhe University of Music and studied in the master’s course in the class of Prof. Roberto Domingos. She played several concerts in the Veltesaal, Genuitaal, Fälcher Residences and Small Church in Karlsruhe. In 2013 she received the 2nd prize at the 24th International Music Competition `` Città di Barletta ''. After completing her studies, she worked as a pianist in several choirs and as a piano teacher at the Oberschule der Künste in her home country. After moving to Germany, she continued her work as a piano teacher. At the same time, she is continuing her studies with Prof. Xaver Poncette at the Folkwang University of the Arts. In 2019 she took part as a pianist at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf) in the opera ``Geisterlitter ''.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D.360

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Nr.29

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

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Jean Coulthard

Three Ancient Memories of Greece

iii. Long ago

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG. 324

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Der zürnenden Diana D.707

 

Pavlina Chamantne, soprano

Sofia Chamantne, piano

Greece / Greece

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Pavlina Chamantne

 

Born in November 1992 in Athens, Pavlina took piano lessons at the age of 4. In 2012 she completed her diploma in piano (class Prof. Dr. A. Miroshnikov). She graduated from the Ilion Music High School / -lyzeum, where she studied accordion, saz and Byzantine music. She studied musicology at the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens. She started her career as a singer with the soprano M.Arapis in Athens, in whose class she received her diploma in 2014. 2015-2019 the singer studied BA singing (HfMT Hamburg & HMDK Stuttgart, class. Prof. G.Schneider). Since April 2020 she has been studying the MA Opera at the Opera School of the HMDK Stuttgart (class Sylvia Koncza). She has worked with M.Honig, C.Nylund and Prof. HBöhm in master classes and has participated in various theater productions at the HMDK Opera School (including K.Weills Street Scene, Verdi's Rigoletto, Mozart's D.Giovanni). The youthful, dramatic soprano has recorded live for TV programs and Greek radio. As a soloist and as a duo with her sister, Sofia, she has regular concerts both in Germany and in other European countries.

Sofia Chamantne

 

Sofia Chamantne got her first piano lessons at the age of 4. She studied with Dr. Prof. Alexei Miroshnikov at the National Conservatory of Athens, in whose class she completed her piano diploma in 2012. She studied chamber music under the supervision of L. Limorova (violin) and Hellas Chalkia (flute) as well as theory, counterpoint and harmony with A. Palaskas in Athens. She is a graduate of the Ilion Music High School / Lyceum in Athens, where she also studied bassoon, tabouras (traditional side instrument) and Byzantine music. Sofia studied musicology at the National & Kapodistrian University in Athens and instrumental education at the HfMT Cologne (class JAScherrer). She has actively attended master classes for song accompaniment (M.Mircheva-National Academy of Music, Bulgaria) and interpretation of early music (Fortepiano-T.Koch, SRH Düsseldorf / D.Breitman, Oberlin Academy of Music, USA). As a soloist, as a member of various chamber music ensembles and as a duo with her sister, Pavlina, she has performed in various European countries and has made live recordings for Greek radio, among other things. Since 2019 she has been working as a specialist for keyboard instruments and piano lecturer at the music school of the city of Erftstadt.

Program

Franz Schubert

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D.360

Ganymed D.544

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques

i. Chanson de la mariée
ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église
iii. Quel galant m´est comparable
iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques
v. Tout gai!

 

Jean Coulthard

Three ancient memories of Greece

i. Before the statue of Endymion
 

Arthur Lourié

Griechische Lieder nach Dichtung von Sappho,

Band 2. i. From the Wedding songs (Из свадебных песен)

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros

Im Schatten Hand in Hand

Archäische Miniatur

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG. 324

Franz Schubert

Der zürnenden Diana D.707

Fahrt zum Hades D.526

 

Shichao Cheng, tenor

Zihao Lin, piano

China / China

Shichao Cheng

Shichao Cheng

 

The tenor Shichao Cheng was born in 1990 in Zhang Pu, China. He began his musical education at the China Conservatory of Music from 2008 to 2013, where he received his Bachelor of Music. From 2015 to 2017 he studied at the Karlsruhe University of Music with Prof. Stephan
Kohlberg in the master's degree in singing. He took part in master classes by Peter Schreier, Teresa Berganza, Brigitte Fassbaender, Julia Varady, Christoph Prégardien, Wolfgang Holzmair, Ulrike Steinsky, Anne Le Bozec, Liv Solveig Wagner, Daniel Fuerter, Anne Grappotte, Est her de Bros, and Kat hryn Goodson t hurry and received important impulses from working with Hartmut Höll, Mitsuko Shirai and Ralf Gothóni. Since summer semester 2018 he has been studying in the lied class with Prof. Hartmut Höll and Prof. Shirai. In 2018 he won 2nd prize in the competition of the Kulturfonds Baden (Wolfgang Rihm competition) and received the scholarship of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Oberrhein e. V. From 2020 he will continue to study opera with Julia Varady in Karlsruhe. He was seen as a guest at the IMT in Fledermaus and Cenerentola. He has been a member of the
Vocal ensemble at the University of Karlsruhe (often as a soloist) under the direction of Prof. Holger Speck. Since 2017 he has been a member of the Handel Festival Choir at the Baden State of St. Heat in Semele, Alcina (also as a soloist) and Serse. He has been heard as a tenor soloist in many concerts at the university and in the region.

Zihao Lin

Zihao Lin

 

Zihao Lin was born in 1992 in Hunan Province (in China). He has been taking piano lessons since the age of 5. He began his piano training in 2008 at the Affiliated High School of Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou and at the Central Conservatory of Music Middle School in Beijing. He has been continuing his training in Germany since 2013, initially in the bachelor's degree at the Academy for Music in Darmstadt with Friederike Richter, from which he graduated with top marks. Since the winter semester 2017/18 he has been studying song with Heike-Dorothee Allardt at the University of Music in Karlsruhe. In the summer semester of 2019, he successfully completed his master’s degree and has been studying song design in the soloist class there ever since. Zihao Lin is a sought-after chamber music and song partner, and he is also a soloist and répétiteur. Since 2018 he has been supported by a grant from the 'Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now' foundation. He and the baritone Hongyu Chen won the 27th Brahms Competition in Pötschach Lied 3rd Prize in 2020. He attended master classes from Malcolm Bilson, Daniel Fueter, Markus Hadulla, David Selig, Anne Grappotte, Peter Nelson, Erik Battaglia, Christoph Prégardien, Anne Le Bozec, Ulrich Eisenlohr, Burkhard Kehring and others

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Der entsühnte Orest D.699

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D.360

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Nr.29

 

Georgios Kasassoglou

Der Maitag (Μέρα μαγιού)

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens

Franz Schubert

Die Götter Griechenlands

Atys

 

Jaeyoon Choo, mezzo-soprano

South Korea

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Jaeyoon Choo

Mezzo-soprano Jaeyoon Choi was born on September 9, 1996 in South Korea. She graduated from Seoul Arts High School with excellent grades in 2015 and received her bachelor's degree summa cum laude in vocal music from Seoul National University in 2019. She will soon receive a Masters degree from the same university. During her years at Seoul National University, she studied soprano Mihae Park. When Jaeyoon was a student, she performed with pianist James Vaughan in Hiroshima, Japan in 2016. In 2018 she was selected to attend the master class taught by an Italian mezzo-soprano, Anna Bonitatibus, and hosted by Seoul National University. From a young age she had a passion for lies and developed her passion for lies by participating in the MUK Lied Academy at the Music and Art University of the City of Vienna. In the summer of 2020 Jaeyoon made a successful first debut as a mezzo-soprano and sang Cherubino in <Le Nozze di Figaro> by WA Mozart. In November of the same year, she won third prize in the Korean Voice Competition, the most influential and renowned language competition in South Korea.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys

Hippolits Lied

Dithyrambe

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren

An die Leier

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque

Franz Schubert

Ganymed

Memnon