Adriana Gheorghisor, soprano

Tudor Caldare, piano

Romania / Romania

Adriana Gheorghisor

Adriana Gheorghisor-Caldare

 

The romanian soprano Adriana Gheorghisor (born 1990) studied opera singing at the Luigi Cherubini Conservatory in Florence. She currently lives in Vienna, where she studies and works at the Wiener Staatsoper, in the ChorAkademie program, one of the programs run by the Opera House for the preparation of young artists. She made her operatic debut with the role of Lauretta from Giacomo Puccini's opera Gianni Schicchi at the Teatro di Figline in Valdarno. In 2016 she began a collaboration with the Bucharest Comic Opera. Here she will have the opportunity to debut various roles and here we remember titles by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte (Pamina), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Blondchen), Bastien and Bastienne (Bastienne), Der Schauspieldirektor (Madame Herz). Other roles include: Lischen in J.S.
Bach's KaffeKantate and Annina in Johann Strauss's Una notte a Venezia. In 2019 she won the audition for Transilvanian Opera Academy, the opera studio of the Cluj-Napoca Opera Theater. Love and interest in vocal chamber music led her to start a collaboration with the pianist Tudor Caldare. As a duo they participate in concerts and recitals in countries such as: Romania, Italy, Belgium, Moldova, Bulgaria, Hungary. In 2016 they were awarded the third prize at the International Duo International Competition Suzana Szörenyi, Bucharest. Other prizes obtained in musical competitions are: First prize in the Emanuel Elenescu competition, III prize in the Martian Negrea competition, the special prize In memory Bács Lajos Díj in the Magyar Zene Fesztivál competition. From the repertoire of oratorio and sacred music, she sings Messiah by G.F.Handel, Stabat Mater by G.B.Pergolesi and the Requiem by W.A.Mozart in collaboration with Transilvania State Philarmonic Orchestra and the San Felice Ensemble.
Participate in courses and masterclasses with: Bruno Rigacci, Roland
Schubert, Eva Marton, Mariella Devia, Enza Ferrari, Mariana Nicolesco,
Eleonora Pacetti, Larisa Gergieva, Rockwell Blake, Nelly Miricioiu.

Tudor Caldare

Tudor Caldare

 

The Pianist Tudor Caldare finished his Master in music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Brussels, Belgium in 2015 with Prof. Piet Kuijken, and Bachelor at Luigi Cherubini Conservatorium in Florence, Italy 2011.

He performed under the baton of Daniele Giorgi, Paolo Ponziano Ciardi and Leonard Boga in various cities of Italy and Romania and in masterclasses led by Dario de Rosa, Renato Zanettovich, Bruno Canino, Larisa Gergieva, Andres Carlos Machado and Sandu Sandrin.

His performing activity also includes a recital at the ‘George
Enescu’ Philarmonic in Bucharest as well as for the ‘Muzicieni de azi... muzicieni de mâine...’ live broadcast at The Radio România Cultural, hosted by Rodica Sava , in 2006 and 2008 Part of his artistic development was being a member of ‘Remember Enescu’ Cultural Foundation, Romania between 2004 and 2008.

Currently he lives in Vienna and formed a duo with Soprano Adriana Gheorghisor. Together they’ve been awarded the third prize at the International Duo Competition ‘Suzana Szörenyi’, Bucharest, Romania.

Program

Franz Schubert

Memnon D541

Ganymed D544

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op.31, Nr.2

Claude Debussy

From "Trois chansons de Bilitis"

i. La flute de Pan

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

i. Le réveil de la mariée

 

Mathilde Kralik von Meyerswalden

Lied der Sappho

iv. Lieblicher Abendstern

Jean Coulthard

Three ancient memories of Greece

ii. What rapture could I take from song

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Die Götter Griechenlands D.677

Hippolits Lied D.890

 

Josefine Göhmann, soprano

Andrej Hovrin, piano

Germany / Russia

Josephine Göhmann

Josefine Göhmann

 

The German-Chilean soprano Josefine Göhmann (born 1986) began playing the piano at the age of five and was trained as a soloist in the Hannover Girls' Choir from the age of 12.She studied singing with Carol Richardson and in the lied classes of Jan Philip Schulze and Justus Zeyen at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Engagements have taken her to the Hanover State Opera, Herrenhausen Festival, Summer Music Days Hitzacker, Opéra National de Lyon, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées Paris, Opéra Royal du Château de Versailles, Festival Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Opéra de Vichy and the Semperoper Dresden with conductors such as Alberto Zedda, Lothar Koenigs, Daniel Kawka, Justus Thorau and Oliver Weder. Live broadcasts: NDR, France Musique. Diversity of subject and epoch forms the core of her artistic interest. The title role in Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea, staged by Klaus Michael Grüber (Lyon, Paris, Vichy), Deuxième Fille in Edison Denisov's Les Quatre Jeunes Filles (Monte-Carlo / French premiere) and the focus on "Lied" : In a duo with pianist Mario Häring, she realizes her concept “réBELLES!” / Frauenbilder 1900-2020 in coproduction with Deutschlandfunk.
Josefine Göhmann is a prizewinner of the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera in 2016 and a finalist in the Richard Strauss Singing Competition 2018.

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Andrei Hovrin

 

The pianist Andrej Hovrin was born in Samara (Russia). After successfully attending the music high school in Samara, he began his piano studies at the music academy in Petrozavodsk, which he completed in 1994 with honors in piano (Prof. Ruvim Ostrovsky), chamber music and song accompaniment. In 1996 he went on to study song accompaniment with Prof. Tatjana Bibikova in Petrozavodsk and from 2000 with Konrad Richter at the Stuttgart University of Music. Andrej Hovrin travels all over Europe and the USA as a song accompanist. He accompanies international singing courses such as the Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg, Härnösand Opera Academy (Sweden), Jeunesses Musicales Schloss Weikersheim (Germany), in Iceland, France, USA, Greece with well-known teachers such as Inge Borkh, Richard Miller, Julia Hamari, George Shirley, Vladimir Chernov, Luba Orgonasova, Mya Besselink, Neil Semer, Roberta Cunningham, John Norris, Monika Bürgener, Michaela Krämer, Kerstin Schötteldreier, Thomas J. Meyer, Caroline Stein, Katrin Kapplusch, Abbie Furmansky, Thomas Michael Allen and many others . He accompanies the European Singing Competition DEBUT and the International Singing Competition of the Chamber Opera Castle Weikersheim. Guest performances have taken him to the Mainfrankentheater in Würzburg, the Stuttgart State Opera, the Weikerscheim Opera House, the Theater Hof, Theater am Goetheplatz Bremen, Aalto Theater Essen, the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera, the Teatro Arriaga in Bilbao, Teatro Olimpko in Athens, and the National Theater in Abu -Dhabi and the Komische Oper. Andrej Hovrin has made several CD recordings with songs by Brahms, Dvorak, Mussorgsky, Grieg, Sibelius, Rachmaninov, Berg, Bartok, Kodaly and Prokoffiev, which have been released in Austria, Iceland and England. He was and is a lecturer at the music academies in Düsseldorf, Hanover, Petrozavodsk (Russia) and Würzburg.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Memnon D541

Claude Debussy

From "Trois chansons de Bilitis"

i. La flute de Pan

ii. La Chevelure

iii. Le tombeau de Naiades

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

i. Chanson de la mariée

Arthur Lourié

Aus Griechische Lieder: Erotische Fragmente

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D544

Der zürnenden Diana D707

 

Kamila Goik, soprano

Katarzyna Neugebauer, piano

Poland / Poland

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Kamila Goik

 

The soprano Kamila Goik was born in Poland in 1994.
She is a vocal arts graduate from the K. Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, in the singing class of Prof. Ewa Biegas and a German studies graduate from the Silesian University in Katowice. She is the winner of the many
Competition, including the VIII International Singing Competition named I. Borowicka (II prize and two special
Rewards), I International Singing Competition named K.
Szymanowski in Katowice (finalist), XVIII International Singing Competition IUVENTUS CANTI in Vrable (III Prize), V International Singing Competition named J. Kiepura in Krynica-Zdrój (special award for the best performance of the German aria), II Chamber University Competition for piano singing duets in Katowice (III price).
She made her professional debut as Sandrina in La finta giardiniera by WA Mozart in the Silesian Opera in Bytom (2018). During her concert activities she has performed at home and abroad, including: Solo part in WA Mozart's Requiem in
XXXV. Chopin Festival in the Kartause Gaming, a recital “Musical encounters with Poland” in cooperation with the Genaralkonsulat in Cologne, a concert “Piano songs from Silesian composers” in Ratingen, a concert “A night with Szymanowski” and “Wednesday with boys” at the headquarters of National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio. Kamila Goik takes part in various concerts and festivals as a soloist, among others with the Symphonic Orchestra of the Silesian Philharmonic in Katowice, Silesian Opera in Bytom, Symphonic Orchestra of the Philharmonic in Zabrze, Silesian Chamber Orchestra, Tatra Orchestra and Young Opera in Zakopane, orchestra named G Ph. Telemann and IPIUM Silesia.

Program

Franz Schubert

Hippolits Lied D890

Ganymed D544

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Nr.29

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques: i.-v

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Die Götter Griechenlands D677

Atys D585

 

Frances Gregory, mezzo-soprano

Dylan Perez, piano

Great Britain / USA

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Frances Gregory

 

British mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory (born 1990) is a graduate of the Royal Academy Opera, where she won the RAM Club Prize 2018 and the Tom Hammond Opera Prize, was Bach cantata soloist for the RAM / Kohn Foundation and is a member of the Academy's renowned Song Circle. with whom she debuted at Wigmore Hall in 2019. As a 20/21 studio artist at the Opéra National de Lyon, an emerging artist from the Longborough Festival Opera and a young artist from Handel House Talent, upcoming roles include Maman, La Cup Chinoise and La Libellule in L'Enfant et les sortilèges and The Fox and dog the crafty little vixen. She recently took on the roles of Katya Denis & Katya (Venables) and will play Laura in Tom Coult's premiere of Violet, both for Music Theater Wales. She is a former young artist from Alvarez at Garsington Opera and has worked for both the Glyndebourne Festival and the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Festival.

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Dylan Perez

 

The American pianist Dylan Perez is a sought-after recitalist and vocal repertoire trainer. He was a fellow at the Royal College of Music in London and graduated from the Guildhall School. His awards include the Gerald Moore Award, the Paul Hamburger Prize and the Accompanist's Prize at the Bampton Competition. He won the Oxford Lieder Young Artist platform and was successful in Das Lied International Competition, Wigmore Hall / Independent Opera International Song Competition, and Kathleen Ferrier Awards. He is a young artist with Britten pears and a graduate of the Franz Schubert Institute and the Academie Royaumont. Dylan is the founder of the London-based recital series.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys

Memnon

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Claude Debussy

Trois chansons de Bilitis

i. La flute de Pan

ii. La Chevelure

iii. Le tombeau de Naiades

Claude Debussy

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église (Κάτω στον Αγιο-Σίδερο)
v. Tout gai! (Γιαρουμπί)

Arthur Lourié

Greek songs on poetry of Sappho, Band

Lament for Adonis, Erotic Fragment, Hymnic Fragment,

The Graden of the Nymphs, From the Wedding Songs

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Julia Sophie Hagenmüller, soprano

Yuna Kim, piano

Germany / South Korea

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Julia Sophie Hagenmüller

 

The soprano Julia Sophie Hagenmüller (born 1990) first studied school music, history and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts, as well as at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. She continued her education with a master's degree in singing in Anja Paulus' class at the Robert Schumann University of Applied Sciences in Düsseldorf.
She received further important artistic impulses in master classes with Dorothee Mields, Jörg Dürmüller and Simone Kermes, as well as in song design lessons with Hans Eijsackers.
Julia Sophie Hagenmüller gives concerts as a soloist mainly in the lied and oratorio subject and has sung in this area under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann and Helmut Rilling. She maintains a lively chamber music concert activity in cooperation with various baroque ensembles, as well as with her song partner Yuna Kim. In addition to her solo work, Julia Sophie Hagenmüller is also very interested in singing in the ensemble, most recently she sang in the Stuttgart Chamber Choir, the Rastatt Vocal Ensemble, the Schola of the Berlin Radio Choir, the WDR Radio Choir and the Opera Choir of the Wuppertal Opera. She is a co-founder of the rheinstimmen ensemble, a vocal octet in Düsseldorf that specializes in performing old and new music. In autumn 2019 the rheinstimmen ensemble made its debut at the Cologne Opera in the German premiere of “Hamlet” by Brett Dean.

Yuna Kim

 

Born in 1994 in Daegu, South Korea, pianist Yuna Kim received her first piano lessons in 1998. In 2018 she completed her bachelor's degree and is now continuing her master's degree at the Robert-Schumann University of Music in Düsseldorf with Prof. Paolo Giacometti. In the winter semester 2017/18 she studied as an ERASMUS at the University of Art in Graz with Prof. Markus Schirmer. Since the winter semester 2015/16 she has been working as a WHK in the singing class of Ms. Anja Paulus (Robert-Schumann Musikhochschule). Since 2017 she has been a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Foundation Leipzig, as well as the DAAD scholarship and took part in the Ruhr Piano Festival 2015, as well as the Richard Wagner Festival in Bayreuth. She attended master classes with Graham Scott, Wonmi Kim, Henri Sigfridsson and Hie-Yon Choi. Yuna Kim is the winner of the 15th Corncorso Internazionale di Esecuzione Musicale "Premio Citta 'Di Padova".

Program

Franz Schubert

Die Götter Griechenlands

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

i. Chanson de la mariée
ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église
v. Tout gai!

Georgios Kasassoglou

Der Maitag (Του μαγιού ροδοφαίνεται η μέρα)

Meeresstille  (Γαλήνη)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Elias Gyungseok Han, baritone

Hui Won Lee, piano

South Korea / South Korea

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Elias Gyunseok Han

 

The Korean baritone Elias Han (born 1983) studied in the class of Prof. Siegfried Lorenz at the University of the Arts in Berlin. While still a student, he took on smaller opera roles at the Schlosstheater Rheinsberg and the Komische Oper. He sang church music works in the Thomaskirche in Leipzig and in the Berlin Cathedral, each broadcast live on Deutschlandradio Kultur; at the Kurt Weill Festival in Dessau he gave a guest performance with the Berlin Requiem.

He has been a member of the Central Saxon Theater ensemble since the 2016/17 season. Here he sang or sings, among others, Tolomeo in Handel's Giulio Cesare, Guglielmo in Mozart's Così fan tutte, Cecil in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda, Dr. Falke in Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus and Gérard in Andrea Chénier. In addition, he continues to devote himself to the concert repertoire: In symphony concerts of the Central Saxon Philharmonic, he played the title role in Mendelssohn's Elias, Rudi Stephan's Liebeszauber and the bass part in Beethoven's 9th Symphony. With this symphony and the German Requiem by Johannes Brahms he also appeared at the Riccardo Castro Festival in Mexico, where he also took part in other concerts and gave master classes for UJED and Bellas Artes.

 

 

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Hui Won Lee

 

The Korean pianist Hui Won Lee studied at the Hochschule für Musik Karl Maria von Weber in Dresden. There she completed her studies in music theater and opera accompaniment with Karl Heinz Knoblauch with a master's degree. At the same time, she acquired another master’s degree as a song pianist from Professors Christina Hesse and Olaf Bär. Since then she has worked as a répétiteur with the Dresden Chamber Choir as well as the German-Sorbian People's Theater in Bautzen and the Central Saxon Theater. At the chamber music competition of BASF Schwarzheide GmbH, she won first prize for the best interpretation of a French work and received the award for 'Eco', and she won a first special prize as the best accompanist at the 2nd international competition as part of the Tryavna Art Festival. Since 2014 she has been involved in numerous concerts and music theater productions at the Central Saxon Theater.

 

 

 

 

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Der zürnenden Diana D.707

Der esntsühnte Orest D.699

Lied des Orpheus, als er in die Hölle ging D.47

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!

Arthur Lourié

Greek songs on poetry of Sappho, Band 1

Hermann Reutter

Drei Monologe des Empedokles

i. In meiner stille kamst du leise wandelnd

ii. Euch ruf ich über das Gefild herein

iii. Ha! Jupiter, Befreier! Näher tritt

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Alice Hoffmann, mezzo-soprano

Bernadette Bartos, piano

Germany-France / Austria

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Alice Hofmann

 

Alice Hoffmann (born 1986) was born in Langenhagen and grew up bilingually in France. After successfully completing violin studies in the class of Kathrin Rabus at the HMTM Hannover, she studied singing with Prof. Norma Enns and a master's in singing with a focus on acting and voice at the Mozarteum Salzburg, in the class of Prof. Elisabeth Wilke and in the lied class of Prof. Wolfgang Holzmair. She was awarded the “Lilli Lehmann Medal” by the Mozarteum Foundation as the best vocal graduate of 2017. She is a finalist of the “Nico Dostal Operetta Competition” 2016 (in Korneuburg near Vienna). In March 2017 she sang the role of an apprentice in Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at La Scala in Milan, and in 2018 the title role in Carmen at the “Opera at the Castle” festival at Warberg Castle. From 2019 to 2020 Alice was engaged at the Mittelächsisches Theater Freiberg, where she performed as Countess di Coigny in Andrea Chénier, as Prince Orlofsky in Fledermaus and as Dorothée in Cendrillon (Massenet).

Bernadette Bartos

 

The Austrian pianist Bernadette Bartos completed her concert studies with Heinz Medjimorec and Stephan Möller at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna in 2010. This was followed by a study of song accompaniment at the Royal College of Music in London with Roger Vignoles and Graham Johnson.
Since October 2012 she has been working as a lied accompanist at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg in the classes of Stephan Genz and Pauliina Tukiainen.
She has regularly performed national and international concerts as a soloist, chamber musician and lied pianist. Her chamber music debut at Regent Hall in London was awarded first prize in the Beethoven Chamber Music Competition of the Beethoven Society of Europe. She also works regularly with the singers Rainer Trost, Paul Armin Edelmann, Matthias Winckhler, and the mezzo-soprano Stephanie Houtzeel. For Naxos she recorded Beethoven songs as well as piano trios of Welsh and Scottish folk songs, which were published in a complete edition on the occasion of the Beethoven year 2020.
Since February 2014 she has been represented by the artist agency VCM Vienna Music Connection.

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Ganymed D. 544

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19 Nr.5

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHV 10, Nr.29

Claude Debussy

Trois chansons de Bilitis

i. La flute de Pan

ii. La Chevelure

iii. Le tombeau de Naiades

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

 

Jessica Harper, soprano

Australia

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Soprano Jessica Harper (born 1990) graduated with First Class Honours in Classical Singing from the Australian National University School of music.

She was a Young Artist with Pacific Opera (2014, 2015) and held the Dame Nellie Melba Scholarship with the Melba Opera Trust for 2018. Jessica completed the Accademia del Bel Canto Rodolfo Celletti in Italy (2018), and the AIMS Summer School in Austria (2019).

Operatic works include creating the title role in new Australian work Miss Brill, Donna Anna (Don Giovanni), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus), Casilda (The Gondoliers) and Mrs Norris (Mansfield Park – Australian Premier).

Jessica has made her mark on the Australian competition circuit including awards from the Opera Foundation for young Australians, Herald Sun Aria and Sydney Eisteddfod. Internationally Jessica has represented Australia in the Glyndebourne Opera Cup (2020) and will sing at the Semi Finals of the Éva Marton Competition and final phase of the 58th Tenor Viñas Competition in 2021. 

Program

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Der entsühnte Orest D.699

Memnon D.541

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.96, Nr.4

Maurice Ravel

Cinq Mélodies populaires grecques
iii. Quel galant m´est comparable
iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques

v. Tout gai!

Georgios Kasassoglou

Im Schatten Hand in Hand (Στην σκιά χειροπιασμένες)

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583