Florian Tavic, baritone

Yeon So Ra, piano

Croatia / South Korea

Florian Tavic

 

The young Croatian baritone was born in Dormagen in 1995.
After the first singing lessons with prof. Božo Župić on
He took a music high school in Makarska, Croatia
Vocal studies at the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of
prof. Lidija Horvat Dunjko. He could do a lot during his studies
Experience, especially through the opera projects of the Music Academy
collect in cooperation with the National Theater Zagreb. since
In autumn 2018 he is studying at the Karlsruhe University of Music
Class of prof. Friedemann Röhlig. He was able to do masterclasses
with great artists such as B. Thomas Hampson, Dunja Vejzović,
Peter Konwitschny, Stefan Herheim, Cornelius Meister and Dan
Ettinger work. As a soloist he has performed with the Zagreb band, among others
Philharmonic and the Baden Baden Philharmonic. Except
of opera he devotes himself intensively to song singing, and takes
regular lessons in the song class of prof. Hartmut Höll and
prof. Dr. hc Mitsuko Shirai.

Yeon Seo Ra

 

The young Korean pianist Yeon Seo Ra has been studying in
Germany, first in Hanover with Mikyeong Kim, then from 2010 in
Bachelor's degree in piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts
Frankfurt aM in the class of Prof. Bernhard Wetz and Prof. Oliver Kern. From 2016 she studied Collborative Piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim in the class of Scott Faigen, Rie Shimada, Corina Korff, Babara Baun and David Santos. In the 2018 winter semester she began her master's degree in song design at the Karlsruhe University of Music in the class of Prof. Hartmut Höll and Prof. Dr. hc Mitsuko Shirai. During her studies she accompanied Prof. Marco Rizzi, Prof. Viviane Hagner, Prof. Snezana Stamenkovich, Prof. Timothy Sharp, Prof. Stefanie Krahnenfeld and Prof. Wolfhard Pencz in various singing and instrumental classes. And she works as a companion at various university events. Yeon Seo Ra won first prizes in the International Music Competition “Brussels” Grand Prize Virtuoso 2019 in the chamber music category and was awarded prizes in Korea. She has appeared at various public as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, for example at Chamber Music Concert of Young Artists from the Gesellschaft für Neue Musik eV Mannheim, Heidelberg Chamber Music Festival, etc. She receives important musical impulses from master classes with artists such as Margreet Hornig, Christoph Prégardien, Evgenia Grekova, Assumpta Mateu, Francisco Poyato, Claar ter Horst, David Selig, Wolfgang Holzmair, Olaf Bär, Caroline Dowdle, Axel Bauni, Erik Battaglia, Anne Le Bozec , Jan Philip Schulze, Bernd Götzke, Wolfgang Manz, Catherine Vickers, Helmut Deutsch, Julia Goldstein, Grigory Gruzman or John O'Conner.

Program

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren D.360

An die Leier D.737

Fahrt zum Hades D.526

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode, Op.94, Nr.4

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Νr.29

Hermann Reutter

Drei Monologe von Empedokles

i. In meine Stille kamst du leise wandelnd

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Charles Gounod

Maid of Athens CG.406

Franz Schubert

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

Dithyrambe D.801

 

Anna-Maria Tietze, mezzo-soprano

Yuliia Kosenkova, piano

Germany / Ukraine

Anna-Maria Tietze

 

The mezzo-soprano Anna-Maria Tietze was born in Glauchau in 1996. She has been singing in choirs since childhood and then received singing lessons from Claudia Schmiedel. Since September 2015 she has been studying concert singing with Prof. Christiane Junghanns and Prof. Yamina Maamar at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden. Anna-Maria Tietze has won numerous regional and national competitions. In 2020 she became a member of the ensemble
144 was awarded the “eco” music prize. Through singing courses with KS Prof. Peter Schreier, Tobias Berndt, Helmut Deutsch and KS Brigitte Fassbaender she was able to gain further valuable experience in the interpretation of songs.
Anna-Maria Tietze can be heard as an oratorio and ensemble singer, for example, in the Saxon Vocal Ensemble under Matthias Jung, in the Dresden Chamber Choir under Hans-Christoph Rademann, and in the Saxon Soloists' Association under Fabian Enders. Concert tours have taken her to Poland, the Czech Republic, England, America and Japan, among others. On the theater stage of the Staatsschauspiel Dresden you can see Anna-Maria Tietze once again in the popular
Experience the Christmas story "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens in December. In 2020 she played the role of Diana in Antonio Lotti's “Giove in Argo” in Görlitz and Dresden.

Yulia Kosenkova

 

Yulia Kosenkova, born in Krywy Rig (Ukraine) in 1996, received her first piano lessons at the City Special School for Music. In 2011 she began her piano studies at the M. Glinka Music School and graduated in 2015 with excellent grades. In the same year she began her bachelor's degree in musical theater accompaniment at the Dresden University of Music with Prof. Knobloch. In 2020 she completed this and is now continuing her master's degree in song composition, chamber music with Prof. Siedel and Prof. Bär in Dresden. In addition, she attended master classes with Helmut Deutsch and Tobias Krampen. Since 2019 she has been working as a concert pianist at the Landesbühnen Sachsen
and was previously an intern in the opera project “The Old Lady's Visit”. In 2013 she won the 'Gran Prix' of the 'Ensemble Competition' in her hometown as well as the 3rd prize of the international competition 'Music without limits' in Lithuania. In addition, she took part in 2012 in Poland at the 7th International Forum for Pianists “Beszczady bez hranic”, the 'Live Concert' and the master classes with Prof. Veronika Vitaite, Prof.
Stanislaw Drzewiecki, Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis, Prof. Valery Kozlov and Prof. Leonid Fjodorow. In 2010 she won the 1st prize “Piano Concerts Ukrainian Competition”. In the years before that, she was the winner of several competitions.

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Dithyrambe D.801

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode, Op.94, Nr.4

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Claude Debussy

Trois Chansons de Bilitis

i. a flûte de Pan

ii. La Chevelure

Arthur Lourié

Griechische Lieder nach Dichtung von Sappho. Erster Band
ii. Erotic Fragment [Эротический отрывок]
iv. The Garden of the Nymphs [Сад Нимф]

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

Memnon D.541

Ganymed D.544

 

Maria Taxidou, soprano

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Greece / Germany-Bulgaria

Maria Taxidou

 

The Greek soprano Maria Taxidou was born in Kazakhstan (1987). She comes from a family of musicians and received piano lessons at an early age. She also sang as a soloist in a Russian folklore choir led by her mother.

In 1995 she moved to Greece with her family. There she studied musicology and music education at the Aristotle University in Thessaloniki from 2005-2012. At the same time, she began her vocal studies at the Thessaloniki State Conservatory in 2007.

2014-2016 she studied master's opera at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart with Frédérique Friess. Repertoire parts that she interpreted on stage include Despina Cosi fan tutte, Countess Le Nozze di Figaro and Micaela Carmen.

Maria attended master classes with Margreet Honig and Brigitte Fassbaender, among others. She is the winner of the 25th Greek National Music Competition and a scholarship from the Society of Friends of the State University for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart.

Maria is also in great demand as a concert and lied singer. She could already be heard in Thessaloniki as part of a symposium on music and politics with various songs by Arthur Lourié.

Doriana Tchakarova


Doriana Tchakarova completed her bachelor's and master's degree in piano with Prof. Fernande Kaeser and Prof. Friedemann Rieger at the Stuttgart University of Music and studied in the lied class of Prof. Konrad Richter. She has been teaching at the Stuttgart University of Music since 2003. In April 1993 she won the second prize at the international piano competition "Dimitar Nenov" in Razgrad. In the same year she played Sergei Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto with the Varna Philharmonic.
In July 2001 she and the cellist Krassimira Krasteva won a prize in the chamber music category of the 15th international "Franz Schubert" competition. The international prizewinner is active as a lied pianist at international concerts. Recitals with her singing partner Konstantin Krimmel take her to major international concert stages. Together with Konstantin Krimmel, she won 1st prize in the song duo category at the “Rising stars Grand Prix international music competition” in Berlin in May 2018. Their highly acclaimed CD recordings led to an echo nomination in 2017. In 2019 she and Konstantin Krimmel released a CD with ballads by Schubert, Loewe, Schumann and Jensen on the renowned Alpha Classics label.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys, D 585

Der zürnenden Diana, D 707

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab IHW 10, Νr.29

Mathilde Kralik von Meyerswalden

Lied der Sappho
iv. Lieblicher Abendstern
v. Komm, o Cypris

vi. Erstorben wirst du liegen

Claude Debussy

Trois Chansons de Bilitis

ii. La Chevelure

iii. Le Tombeau des naïades

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

i. Chanson de la mariée (Ξύπνησε πετροπέρδικα)
ii. Lá-bas, vers l´église (Κάτω στον Άγιο Σίδερο)
v. Tout gai! (Γιαρούμπι)

Arthur Lourié

Griechische Lieder nach Dichtung von Sappho. 2. Band
From the Wedding songs i, ii
Erotic fragment iii

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros (Ο απρίλης με τον έρωτα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque

Franz Schubert

An die Leier, D737

Memnon, D541

 

Nantia Toliou, soprano

Jovan Rosulj, piano

Greece / Serbia

Nantia Toliou

 

The soprano Nantia Toliou was born in Greece (1994). Since childhood she has sung in choirs and later as a soloist. She received her diploma with Prof. Katerina Ikonomou in Larissa, Greece with distinction. She also received a degree in theory and harmony in Greece with an excellent grade. In February 2013 she attended a master class in Milan with Tamara Novichenko, a singing teacher from St. Petersburg. She has also worked in major musical productions (Matilda the Musical, Mamma Mia & The Sound of Music) in Athens. Now she is studying singing with Prof. Yamina Maamar at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in her second year.

Jovan Rosulj

 

Jovan Rošulj was born on January 26th, 1999 in Belgrade, Serbia. When Jovan was 9 he started playing the piano. It was taught by the famous Serbian educator and pianist Branka van Goudzwaard. She guided his artistic development by taking part in many local and international competitions, having the opportunity to play with an orchestra, and developing both as a soloist and chamber musician. Jovan has been studying piano at the Dresden University of Music since September 2019. His greatest enthusiasm has always been to accompany singers on the piano.

Program

Franz Schubert

Atys D585

Der zürnenden Diana D707

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, nr.5

Mathilde Kralik von Meyerswalden

Lied der Sappho

iii. Ach die gliederlösende böse Liebe
iv. Lieblicher Abendstern

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

ii. Lá-bas vers l´église (Κάτω στον Αγιο Σίδερο)

iii. Quel galanz m´est comparable (Ποιός ασίκης σαν και μένα)

iv. Chanson des cueilleuses de lentisques (Ω, ν'αντζελος είσαι, μάτια μου)

Jean Coulthard

Three ancient memories of Greece

i. Before the statue of Endymion

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Ewa Tracz, soprano

Grzegorz Biegas, piano

Poland / Poland

Ewa Tracz

Ewa Tracz – Soprano, born in 1988 in Poland.
A graduate of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan (2018) and doctoral studies at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in class of prof. AM dr hab. Ewa Biegas.
She is a laureate of many international vocal competitions, including: 1st Prize in the International Vocal Competition I. Godina Iuventus Canti (Slovakia, 2011), 1st Prize in the category of female voices in the XV Competition of Vocal Art. Ady Sari in Nowy Sącz (2013) 2nd Prize in the 9th International Klaudia Taev Vocal Competition (Estonia, 2015), 2nd Prize in the 9th International Vocal Competition St. Moniuszko (2016) and 1st Prize in the K. Szymanowski International Vocal Competition in Katowice (2018).
She made her debut on the stage of the Wrocław Opera with the role of Giovanna D'arco in the opera Giovanna D'arco” by G. Verdi (2014). Next was Countess in the opera “The Marriage of Figaro” (2014), Fiordiligi in the Opera “Cosi fan tutte “ W.A. Mozart (2015).
On the Milan La Scala stage, she made her debut with the part of Konstancja in the opera “Abduction from Seraglio” in a version for children in Italian W.A. Mozart (2016), The Fairy part in the ballet “Midsummer Night's Dream” by F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (2017), the Mother (Gertrude) in  “Hansel and Margaret” by E. Humperdinck (2017), and Anna's part in “Nabucco” by G.Verdi (2017).
She made her debut with the Micaela part in “Carmen” by G. Bizet (2018) and the part of Ulana in “Manru” by J. I. Paderewski (2018), which she also presented at the Lviv Opera and the National Ukrainian Opera in Kiev. With the Warsaw Chamber Opera, she sang the role of Countess in the opera "The Marriage of Figaro" at Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo once again during a tour in Japan (2019).

Grzegorz Biegas

 

He graduated from the Karol Lipiński State Music School in Lublin (class of prof. Mieczysław Dawidowicz) and from the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice (diploma in the piano class of prof. Eugeniusz Knapik and chamber music class of prof. Maria Szwajger-Kułakowska). In 2002 he completed postgraduate studies in the piano class of prof. Józef Stompel. At present he is a professor at his Alma Mater, in the Department of Chamber Music. His artistic activities focus on chamber music, with special emphasis on vocal literature. He was a répétiteur and a tutor in numerous vocal and chamber music festivals, including Bückeburg, Vienna, Bejing, Louisville, Sigriswil, Duszniki Zdrój, Katowice, Radzyń Podlaski, Nowy Sącz, Wrocław, Gdańsk, Sosnowiec, Chełm, Chorzów, where he cooperated with outstanding teachers, conductors and directors.
As an accompanist he worked with soloists at many vocal competitions in Poland and abroad, including Bilbao, Karlove Vary, Vienna, Dublin, Oslo, Parnu, Sion, Trnawa, Vráblach, Düsseldorf, Bydgoszcz, Duszniki-Zdrój, Katowice, Łódź, Nowy Sącz, Kraków, Włoszakowice, Warszawa, Gliwice,
Ostrava, Piotrków Trybunalski and Wrocław, where on multiple occasions he was awarded for best accompaniment receiving i.a. the. J. Lefeld special prize. As a chamber musician he performed on many concerts and festivals in Poland and abroad – almost on all the continents (Europe, USA, Argentina, Chile) co-operating with many excellent singers. He made many recording – mostly of Polish music – for the Polish Radio, Polish Television as well as CD recordings.

 

 

 

Program

Franz Schubert

Ganymed D.544

Die Götter Griechenlands D677

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques:

v. Tout gai!

Feliks Nowowiejski

Róże dla Safo op.51 (Roses for Sappho)

i. Glykopikros

ii. Faon

iii. Smierć Safo

iv. Epitafium

Georgios Kasassoglou

April mit dem Eros

Der Maitag

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Georgia Tryfona, soprano

Danai Vritsiu, piano

Greece / Greece

Georgia Tryfona

 

The Greek soprano (born 1991) studied at the Berlin University of the Arts. Part of her training was also private singing lessons with professors: Barbara Bonney, Angelika Kirchschlager, Prof. Angela Nick, Prof. Helga Wagner, John Norris, Doreen DeFeis.

She received 3rd prize at the Open Auditions at the Classical Opera in 2015, was twice the winner of the singing competition of the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera, where she made her debut in 2018 as Despina (Cosi fan tutti) under the direction of Ivo Hentschel. She also won a special prize at the II International Giulio Perotti Competition 2012 for the best Mozart aria.

In 2018 she sang in Parnasso in the Festa production of the Handel Festival in Halle. Some of the roles she sang on stage were: Clarice / Gli astrologi immaginari (Teatro Romano Aosta), Giulietta (I Capuletti ei Montecchi), Adina (Elisir d'amore) in Wernigerode Castle, Berta (Barber of Seville) next to Alfonso Antoniocci, Dorinda (Orlando) in the concert hall Frankfurt (Oder), Adele (Die Fledermaus), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) under the direction of Bruno Weill, Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Barbarina (Figaro's marriage) in the ETA Hoffmann Theater .

In 2019 she also sang as a soloist with the Komische Oper Orchester in der Schöpf (Haydn) and the German Requiem (Brahms) as well as in Telemann's Johannespassion with the International Bach Academy Stuttgart.

She has a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Association Berlin eV The upcoming concerts in 2021 include a bel canto gala in the Alte Oper Frankfurt and an opera concert in the Komische Oper Berlin.

Danai Vritsiou

 

Danai Vritsiou studied piano and musicology at the University of Athens in Greece, at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and at the University of Music and Theater in Munich. She completed her master's degree in piano concert, with a focus on "Robert Schumann's piano music from 1830 - 1838" and further specializes in dance accompaniment.
She has given solo and chamber music concerts in Germany and abroad and she has participated in many international master classes. She is a scholarship holder of the Richard Wagner Association Nuremberg and the State Scholarships Foundation of Athens (IKY). She has been living and working in Germany since 2010.

Program

Franz Schubert

Die Götter Griechenlands

Lied eines Schiffers an die Dioskuren

Johannes Brahms

Sapphische Ode Op.94, Nr.4

Bolko von Hochberg

Gute Nacht Op. 31, Nr.2

Mathilde Kralik von Meyerswalden

Lied der Sappho

ii. Der Mond ist schon hinunter

Jean Coulthard

Three ancient memories of Greece

ii. What rapture could I take from song

Maurice Ravel

Cinq melodies populaires grecques (griechisch)

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!

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur

Der Maitag

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

 

Nils Wanderer, countertenor

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Germany / Germany-Bulgaria

Program

Franz Schubert

An die Leier D.737

Fahrt zum Hades D.526

Johannes Brahms

An eine Äolsharfe Op.19, Nr.5

Hugo Wolf

Anakreons Grab

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG324

Claude Debussy

Griechische Lieder nach Dichtung von Sappho

Lament for Adonis

Erotic Fragment

Jean Coulthard

Three ancient memories of Greece

i. Before the statue of Endymion

Georgios Kasassoglou

Archäische Miniatur (Αρχαϊκή μινιατούρα)

Charles Gounod

A une jeune grecque CG.324

Franz Schubert

Atys D.585

Gruppe aus dem Tartarus D.583

Nils Wanderer

 

The countertenor Nils Wanderer, born in Ludwigsburg, studied singing at the University of Music Franz Liszt in Weimar in the class of Prof. Siegfried Gohritz. He completed his training with distinction. He has been a member of the Opera Course at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London since September 2019, where he is studying with Professor Andrew Watts.

As the winner of the Young Artist Awards of the Barbican Center in London, he receives a full scholarship for his studies and regularly gives concerts at the Barbican Concerts with the London Symphony Orchestra and London Symphony Chorus. Nils Wanderer worked in master classes with Vivicagenaux, Emma Kirkby, Karina Gauvin, Patricia Pace, Karl-Peter Kammerlander and Axel Köhler. A close cooperation connects him with the alto Matthias Rexroth, who looks after him vocally.

As a soloist, Nils Wanderer appears regularly with orchestras such as la follia Augsburg, Lautencompagney Berlin, Barockorchester Karlsruhe, La Sfera Armoniosa Amsterdam, Staatskapelle Weimar, Jena Philharmonic on stages such as the Teatro Massimo Palermo, Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar, De Nederlandse Reisopera, Staatsschauspiel Dresden, Baroque Theater Gotha, Bonn Opera, Chemnitz Theater, festivals such as the Festival de Música Antigua de Sevilla, Maulbronn monastery concerts, Festival Perigord Noir, Klassik Sommer Hamm and on concert platforms such as the Philharmonie de Paris, L'Auditori Barcelona, ​​la Chapelle Royale de Versailles, St. Leipzig, Wigmore Hall and Barbican Center in London under the direction of conductors such as Jordi Savall, Kent Nagano, Andreas Spering, Jürgen Budday, Simon Harley and others.

As an opera singer, his repertoire includes the roles of Sorceress and Spirit in Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, Orlofsky in Strauss' Die Fledermaus, Rinaldo in Handel's Rinaldo, Baba the Turk in Stravinsky's The Rakes Progress, The Boy and Angel 1 in Benjamin's Written on Skin and Oberon in Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream. MORE >>

 

Doriana Tchakarova


Doriana Tchakarova completed her bachelor's and master's degree in piano with Prof. Fernande Kaeser and Prof. Friedemann Rieger at the Stuttgart University of Music and studied in the lied class of Prof. Konrad Richter. She has been teaching at the Stuttgart University of Music since 2003. In April 1993 she won the second prize at the international piano competition "Dimitar Nenov" in Razgrad. In the same year she played Sergei Rachmaninoff's second piano concerto with the Varna Philharmonic.
In July 2001 she and the cellist Krassimira Krasteva won a prize in the chamber music category of the 15th international "Franz Schubert" competition. The international prizewinner is active as a lied pianist at international concerts. Recitals with her singing partner Konstantin Krimmel take her to major international concert stages. Together with Konstantin Krimmel, she won 1st prize in the song duo category at the “Rising stars Grand Prix international music competition” in Berlin in May 2018. Their highly acclaimed CD recordings led to an echo nomination in 2017. In 2019 she and Konstantin Krimmel released a CD with ballads by Schubert, Loewe, Schumann and Jensen on the renowned Alpha Classics label.

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 

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