Tina Drole, mezzo-soprano

Lisa Ochsendorf, piano

Slovenia / Germany

Tina Drole

 

The Slovenian mezzo-soprano Tina Drole (born 1994) began her musical education with piano and organ lessons at an early age. In 2010 she intensified this at the Ljubljana Conservatory for Music and Ballet, majoring in piano and later music theory. She completed her bachelor's degree in singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in 2018 with distinction. The mezzo-soprano then continued her master's degree at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels, which she also graduated with honors in June 2020. Master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Margreet Honig and Helmut Deutsch, among others, round off her training.
Tina is a finalist and winner of many national and
international competitions. In November 2019 she won the third prize for Lied duo with Virgile Van Essche at the 5th International Music Competition Triomphe de l'Art in Belgium.
In the past season she made a big appearance as
Concert and recital soloist. Her operatic debuts include: Third Lady - Die Zauberflöte, Sesto and Annio - La clemenza di Tito (WA Mozart), La Ciesca - Gianni Schicchi (G. Puccini), Tolomeo - Giuglio Cesare (GF Handel) and Bridesmaid - Der Freischütz (CM Weber).

Lisa Ochsendorf

 

Lively concert activity has taken the pianist Lisa Ochsendorf to many renowned concert centers in Germany and numerous European ones
Neighboring countries. In 2018 the pianist won second prize in the Brigitte Kempen competition. In 2019 she received the special prize for the best piano accompaniment at the Paula Salomon Lindberg competition “Das Lied” in Berlin and a sponsorship award at the International Vocal Competition LiedDuo ins'Hertogenbosch. In 2020 she won the International Student LiedDuo Competition, where she also won the prize for the best interpretation of the commissioned work by Lukas Wiegerink. In the 2020/21 season she will be invited to the International Udo Reinemann Masterclasses. After completing her master's degree in song design with Prof. Ulrich Eisenlohr at the Cologne University of Music and Dance, she is currently continuing her studies with Prof. Pauliina Tukiainen in a postgraduate lied duo course at the Mozarteum Salzburg. The pianist received musical impulses from, among others, Axel Bauni, Anne Le Bozec, Helmut Deutsch, Hans Eijsackers, Graham Johnson, Christoph Prégardien and Jan-Philipp Schulze.

Program

Franz Schubert

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

Atys D. 585

Prometheus D.674

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Claude Debussy

From "Trois chansons de Bilitis"

i. La flute de Pan

ii. La Chevelure

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

i. Le réveil de la mariée

 

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

An die Leier D. 737

 

Veronika Dünser, mezzo-soprano

Luca De Grazia, piano

Austria Switzerland

Veronika Dünser

 

Born in Feldkirch, Veronika Dünser (born 1985) studied solo singing with Dora Kutschi at the State Conservatory of Vorarlberg and completed her master's degree in song and oratorio with KS Marjana Lipovšek at the MDW.

She sang concerts in Austria, Germany, Spain, Italy, Poland, Israel and Switzerland. In 2013 she was heard in Shakespeare's “A Midsummer Night's Dream” by Mendelssohn at the Salzburg Festival. She also sang in Mozart's Magic Flute and in Verdi's opera “Rigoletto” at the Bregenz State Theater.

In the Vienna Chamber Opera she sang the role of “Mrs. Doc ". In 2016 she played the role of “Fee” in Alma Deutscher's opera “Cinderella” (patronage Zubin Mehta).

At the Stadttheater Klagenfurt she sang in Dvorak's opera "Rusalka" in 2019 and in GF Haass opera "Koma", which she will sing again in 2020 at the Antwerp and Ghent Opera House (Covid / postponed).

In 2020 she will be heard in the opera “Nixon in China” by John Adams as “Third secretary to Mao” at the Hanover State Opera (Covid / postponed).

In 2021/2022 she will appear as "Erda" from Wagner's "Rheingold" at the Stadttheater Bern and in Verdi's opera "Rigoletto" as "Maddalena" at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt.

Luca De Grazia

 

Luca De Grazia was born in Lugano and after completing his first basic musical training with Sandro D'Onofrio at the CSi in Lugano, he successfully completed his master's degree in piano pedagogy at the HEMU in Lausanne with Brigitte Meyer.

From 2010 he continued his education at the “Mozarteum” in Salzburg with Claudius Tanski and attended the “Corso di alto perfezionamento” at AIM in Rome with Konstantin Bogino. Most recently, Luca is completing her master's degree and postgraduate course in piano vocal accompaniment with Julius Drake at the Kunst Universität Graz.

Luca took part in master classes with professors like Pavel Gililov, Jacques Rouvier and Konstantin Scherbakov for solo and like Helmut Deutsch, Hartmut Höll and Charles Spencer for song.

In the summer of 2015 he received a scholarship from the AIMS in Graz to work as a répétiteur in the Opera Studio. In 2016 and 2018 he was invited by the "Franz Schubert Institute" in Baden near Vienna.

He performs in Switzerland (including Steinway Hall / Lausanne, at the Schubertiade d'Espace 2 / Yverdon-les-Bains) and abroad (Italy, Austria, Spain and France).

Luca is currently teaching in Vienna as a piano teacher and répétiteur.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

i. Chanson de la mariée

iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques

v. Tout gai!

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Barmherzige Mutter (Μητέρα μεγαλόψυχη)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D.360

Fahrt zum Hades D.526

 

Bineta Diouf, mezzo-soprano

Niki Liogka, piano

Germany / Greece

Anna Bineta Diouf

 

The German-Senegalese mezzo-soprano Anna Bineta Diouf (born 1987) comes from Cologne. Already in early childhood she received her first music and piano lessons at home. During her studies at the HfM Detmold, she made her operatic debut as a guest at the Landestheater Detmold as Flosshilde im Rheingold in her second year. After moving to HMTM Hannover, she studied singing and lied with Jan Philip Schulze with Marina Sandel, among others. After graduating, she became a member of the Opera Studio of the Hanover State Opera and studied in the solo class until 2016. Since 2017/18 she has been a member of the Eduard-von-Winterstein-Theater Annaberg, where she made her debut with Carmen. Apart from the opera stage, Anna Bineta Diouf gives concerts regularly and dedicates herself to chamber music and song. In 2017 and 2018 she recorded two CDs with a Russian repertoire in the USA, the first of which has already been released by hänssler, the second is about to be completed and is dedicated to Russian composers of the Enlightenment. Anna Bineta Diouf is a scholarship holder of the Hamel Foundation, the Richard Wagner Association and
Prize winner of various competitions. She is also an alumna of the German National Academic Foundation.

Niki Liogka

Niki Liogka was born in 1989 in Kavala, Greece. From 2007 to 2011 she studied at the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, where she obtained her “Bachelor in Piano Performance” with distinction. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she went to Prof. Péter Nagy’s class at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (University) in Budapest, where she completed her master’s studies in piano performance.From 2013 to 2019 she obtained two master’s degrees at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, first in Lied Interpretation with Prof. Jan Philip Schulze and then in Opera Répétitrice with Prof. Paul Weigold and Prof. Martin Brauß.
Niki Liogka gives regularly concerts in Germany and in Greece. She received artistic inspiration in master classes with Thomas Hampson, Wolfram Rieger, Justus Zeyen, Yonty Solomon and Malcolm Bilson, among others. She has been awarded scholarships from the Richard Wagner Association Hanover and the Greek Foundation for Education and European Culture.  She was also a prizewinner of the international competition “Karl Drechsel” in Nuremberg and the “Grand Konzerteum” in Athens. In 2017-18 she was working as a répétiteur at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Since December 1, 2018, she has been the director of studies at the Central Saxon Theater.

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Memnon D.541

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Arthur Lourié

Greek songs on poetry of Sappho, Band 1

iv. The Garden of the Nymphs (Сад Нимф)

Jean Coulthard

From "Three ancient memories of Greece"

ii. What rapture could I take from the song

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Annie Fassea, soprano

Greece - Scotland

Annie Fassea

 

Greek-Scottish soprano Annie Fassea, born in 1993, was awarded the Fulbright Foundation Artist’s Scholarship 2019 to study with Metropolitan Opera bass Dimitri Kavrakos, in New York. While in NY, she also worked with coaches/conductors Pierre Vallet, Grant Wenaus and Donna Gill.
  In 2019, she made her debut at the Greek National Opera, performing the role of Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro). She has also performed the roles of Nora (Riders to the Sea, by Vaughan Williams), Virginia (Raven Revisited, by Kostis Kritsotakis) and Papagena (Die Zauberflöte). She has sung the part of Olympia (Les Contes d'Hoffmann) in concert, and has appeared at the Grand Prospect Hall in New York, the Athens Concert Hall, the GNO alternative stage at the SNFCC, the Athens National Garden, and in various summer festivals and concerts in Greece.
  During the 2017-2018 season, she was accepted at the young artists program “The Youth Opera”, at the Greek National Opera. She has participated in masterclasses by Dagmar Schellenberger, Dimitri Kavrakos, Aris Christofelli, Christos Marinos, Irini Tsirakidou and others, as well as at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
  Annie studied opera singing at the Athenaeum Conservatory, with Christina Giannakopoulou, graduating in 2017 with distinction, first prize and an award for outstanding performance. She is also a graduate of the TEI in Athens,

where she studied Oenology and Beverage Technology..

 

 

 

Program

Franz Schubert

Memnon D.541

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Mathilde Kralik von Meyerswalden

Lied der Sappho

iv. Lieblicher Abendstern

Arthur Lourié

Greek songs on poetry of Sappho, Band 2

iii. Erotic Fragment (Эротический отрывок)

Jean Coulthard

From "Three ancient memories of Greece"

i. Before the statue of Endymion

Georgios Kasassoglou

Der Maitag (Του μαγιού ροδοφαίνεται η μέρα)

Meeresstille  (Γαλήνη)

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Albrich Ferran, baritone

Ah Ruem Ahn, piano

Spain / South Korea

Albrich Ferran

 

Born in 1990 he starts his musical studies as a cellist. He graduates in the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Germany) after studying with Lluis Claret, Maria de Macedo and Xenia Jankovic. He also wins several international awards such as the Pablo Casals scholarship, the Vic Cello Festival and the second prize at the Ravel Academy in France. He collaborates during this period with the Euskadi Symphonic Orchestra or the Orchestra Camera Musicae in Spain or the Baremboim-Said Foundation in Palestine.
Ferran Albrich initiates his singing studies in 2012, also in Detmold, with Professor Lars Woldt but he graduates in Barcelona at the Liceu Conservatoire with professor Dolors Aldea. He works also with Dalton Baldwin, Carlos Álvarez, Wolfgang Rieger and Carlos Chausson. He won the second prize in the Palet Competition in Martorell (2018), the fourth prize in the
Mirabent i Magrans Competition in Sitges (2018) or the second prize in the 95th Juventudes Musicales de España Competition (2019). He was selected in 2019 to participate in the Primer
Palau competition in Barcelona and in 2020 to perform at the festival “la Schubertíada” in Vilabertran (Spain).
Albrich performed some opera roles such as Marcello from La Bohème, il Conde form Le nozze di Figaro or Figaro from Il barbiere di Siviglia di Paisiello. He performed on stage several
oratorio repertoires such as Fauré Requiem, Haydn Stabat Mater, Haendel Ode for the death of Queen Anne or Dvorack Requiem in d-minor. As an awarded lieder performer, he sung in
multiple concerts halls in Spain several works by Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Beethoven, Mahler, Duparc, Poulenc, Ravel among others. Ferran Albrich sung with professional choirs such as Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu, Cor de Cambra del Palau de la Música Catalana or the Cor Lieder Cámera where he had the opportunity to perform operas such as Demon (Rubinstein), Attila (Verdi) and other choral works such as the War Requiem (Britten) or the Missa Solemnis (Beethoven).

Ah Ruem Ahn

 

Ah Ruem Ahn is the winner of the 15th International Edvard Grieg Piano
Competition 2016 and before this victory she already has received a number of
prestigious awards, such as Paloma O’shea Santander International Piano
Competition in Santander 2012, 3rd Prize at the International Schubert Piano
Competition in Dortmund 2011 and Grand Prix with three special prizes at the
Grand Prix Animato in Paris 2010.
Ahn performs throughout Europe and overseas. Among others she made a major
tour in 15 cities in 9 South American countries as well tour in a number of cities in
Spain. She has performed as a soloist with the Madrid Symphony Orchestra under Jesús López-Cobos, Real Filharmonia de Galicia under Juanjo Mena, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra under Edward Gardner, Dortmund Philharmonic, Northwest German Philharmonic, Spanish RadioTelevision Orchestra(RTVE), Uruguay National Orchestra, St. Petersburg State Hermitage Symphony, Sao Paulo Symphony (OSUSP),
Morocco National Philharmonic, Orquesta Sinfonica de Venezuela, Miskolc
Symphony Orchestra, Filarmonica de Stat Oradea, Pilzen Philharmonic.
Recent concert engagements lead Ah Ruem to major international festivals, such as Rubinstein Festival in Lodz, International Keyboard Festival in New York, Abu Dhabi Music Festival, Olympus Music Festival in St. Petersburg and Venues where she has performed include Carnegie Hall in New York, Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Teatro Municipal Santiago de Chile, Teatro del Lago in Frutillar. Upcoming engagements include appearances with Stavanger Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Trondheim Symphony, Lofoten Festival and recitals in Germany and throughout Europe. Ah Ruem Ahn was born in Suwon, South Korea. After her studying at the Yonsei University in Korea she came to Germany and studied with Prof. Elena Margolina- Hait at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover in Germany and from 2009 she continued her studying at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold in Germany where she received Concert Soloist Diplom (Konzertexamen). She has been teaching at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold since 2011.

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Atys D.585

Memnon D.541

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Georgios Kasassoglou

Im Schatten Hand in Hand (Στην σκιά χειροπιασμένες)

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies 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!

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Anna-Maria Fischer, soprano

Albert Mena, piano

Germany / Spain

Nina-Maria Fischer

 

The Berlin-born (1987) soprano Nina-Maria Fischer has been a member of the ensemble at Theater Vorpommern since the 2019/20 season. Guest engagements have taken her to the Konzerthaus Berlin, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Teatro Principal Zaragoza and the Auditorium Zaragoza, recitals to the song festival 'Ciclo del Lied', the Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, the baroque residence Rastatt, the baroque palace Mannheim, the Schwetzingen palace. Her operatic repertoire includes roles such as Leonora in Il trovatore, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Contessa in Le nozze di Figaro, Elettra in Idomeneo, Micaëla in Carmen, but also first roles in the "jungendlich-dramatisch" field such as the Feldarschalin in Rosenkavalier. She is the winner of the Rheinsberg Castle singing competition, a finalist of the Concurso Internacional Alfredo Kraus, the International Wagner Voice Competition in Karlsruhe and the New York international vocal competition. The soprano was invited by UEFA to sing at the opening ceremony of the 24th Champions League Final in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. Nina-Maria studied at the Berlin University of the Arts with Robert Gambill and Carola Höhn, where she passed her master's degree with distinction.

Albert Mena

 

The pianist Albert Mena, born in Xàtiva (València, Spain) in 1994, studied piano with Gustavo Díaz Jerez at the Berlin University of the Arts with a focus on chamber music and song accompaniment with Prof. Markus Groh after graduating from the Basque Country Music Academy. He is a scholarship holder of the Richard-Wagner-Verband Berlin-Brandenburg eV, Leeds Lieder Young Artist, participant in the academy of the Zeist Lied Festival and the German Lied Academy, where he worked with well-known artists, including the singers Sir Thomas Allen, John Mark Ainsley, Ann Murray, Elly Ameling, Robert Holl and the pianists Malcolm Martineau, Julius Drake, Burkhard Kehring, Anne le Bozec and Ulrich Eisenlohr. He received further musical impulses from Nikolai Lugansky, Rasa Vitkauskaite, Joaquín Achúcarro, Pascal Devoyon, Lilya Zilberstein, Felix Gottlieb, Jan Michiels, Ingrid Fliter and Ivo Pogorelich, among others. As a winner of national and international competitions, he made his debut as a soloist at the 75th “Quincena Musical de San Sebastián” Festival.
Since 2017 he has been working as a répétiteur in the singing classes of Prof. Aris Argiris and Prof. María José Montiel as well as in the song class of Prof. Axel Bauni for contemporary song at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

der zürnenden Diana

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Feliks Nowowiejski

Róże dla Safo op. 51

i. Glykopikros

ii. Faon 

iii. Śmierć Safo

iv. Epitafium​

Georgios Kasassoglou

Im Schatten Hand in Hand (Στην σκιά χειροπιασμένες)

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Frieder Flesch, baritone

Germany

(Born 1994) The baritone Frieder Flesch is completing his master's degree in opera singing at the University of Music and Theater in Leipzig. In this city he also grew up and received his first musical training as an aspirant and member of the St. Thomas Choir and later in the children's choir of the Leipzig Opera. In 2014 he began studying classical singing with Prof. Caroline Stein and later with Prof. Berthold Schmid. He has already been cast in several roles at the university, including Masetto in Mozart's "Don Giovanni", Achilla in Handel's "Giulio Cesare" and Marcello in Puccini's "La Bohemé". Since October 2020 he has been studying for a few months at the Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze in Italy. Frieder Flesch is a prizewinner of the Torgau Singer Academy and was a finalist of the Albert Lortzing Competition 2020. He has already gained professional experience at the Leipzig Opera, the Nordhausen Theater, the Dessau Theater and on many occasions as a lieder and oratorio singer in the Leipzig and Germany area .

Program

Franz Schubert

Prometheus

Fahrt zum Hades

Der enstsühnte Orest

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Maurice Ravel

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

Hermann Reutter

Drei Monologe des Empedokles

i. Euch ruf ich über das Gefild herein

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Meeresstille  (Γαλήνη)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

First international Lied competition

Bolko von Hochberg 2022

A song for HELLAS

What

Song competition

on the subject of "HELLAS"

When

21.-25. March 2022

Where

Gerhart-Hautmann-Theater

Görlitz

Kontakt 

We are at your disposal for any question.

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liedcompetition@gmail.com

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