Portfolio of participants in the first international competition "Bolko von Hochberg"

alphabetically (Page1: Bella Adamova - Donghoon Kang)

The singers who introduce themselves alone will be accompanied by Mrs Katarzyna Neugebauer .

Bella Adamova, mezzo-soprano

Stanislav Gallin, piano

Czech Republic - Russia / Czech Republic

Bella was born in Grozny, Russia, in 1992 and grew up in Prague, Czech Republic and across cultures. She completed her vocal studies in London and Cologne. During her studies she was involved in a number of operas, particularly as Hermias in Britten's "Midsummer Night's Dream" and Celia in Haydn's "La fedeltà premiata" at the Aachen Theater. (...)

Manuel Adt, baritone

Kota Sakaguchi, piano

Germany / Japan

Manuel Adt began his musical education on the violoncello. He later received singing lessons from Hartmut Elbert as a member of the Bavarian Singing Academy. Since 2012, the baritone has been studying singing in Andreas Schmidt's class at the University of Music and Theater in Munich, now in the master’s course in song design.

Minsoo Ahn, bass baritone

Mijung Clara Shin, piano

South Korea / South Korea

The bass-baritone Minsoo AHN deepened his vocal studies from 2009 in the field of solo singing with the mezzo-soprano Gabriele Sima at the Music and Art Private University of the City of Vienna. Minsoo AHN completed his bachelor's degree with distinction in 2013. During his studies he made his debut in several operas such as “Die Zauberflöte”, “Cosi fan tutte”, “Le nozze di Figaro” and “The Rake's Progress” as a soloist in Vienna.

Vassia Alati, soprano

Yuto Kiguchi, piano

Greece-Netherlands / Japan

Vassia Alati has been studying at the University of Performing Arts and Music in Vienna with Prof. Markus Padulla since 2017, after completing her studies at the Athens Conservatory with Antonis Koroneos. Scholarship holder "Maria Callas" and second prize winner with Yuto Kiguchi in the "International Student Lied Duo Competition" in Groningen, Netherlands.

Ferran Albrich, Bariton

Ah Ruem Ahn, Klavier

Spanien / Süd Korea

Born in 1990 he starts his musical studies as a cellist. He graduates in the Hochschule fuer 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 (...)

Christiana Aloneftis, mezzo-soprano


Cyprus - Australia

"The young Greek-Cypriot Australian mezzo-soprano Christiana Aloneftis" has an exceptionally warm, expressive voice ... She appears with balance and graceful, nuanced phrasing "- Joyce DiDonato. Currently based in Munich, she trained at the invitation of the Bavarian State Opera after having attended the international (...)

Annina Olivia Battaglia, soprano

Kanami Ito, piano

Switzerland / Japan

The young Swiss soprano Annina Olivia Battaglia was a member of the opera studio of the Landestheater Detmold for two seasons from August 2018. After completing her bachelor's degree in singing and singing education at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music in Dresden with Prof. Christiane Junghanns, she is currently studying in the lied composition class (...)

Kyle Bejnerowicz, baritone

Cheuky Chan, piano

USA / Great Britain

Kyle Bejnerowicz, baritone, was born in a small American town in Connecticut, where his love of music was closely linked to his love of nature and photography. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he stayed for six years after receiving a bachelor's and master's degree in singing (...)

Julia Helena Bernhart, mezzo-soprano

Eunchong Park, piano

Germany / South Korea

Mezzo-soprano Julia Helena Bernhart received her first singing and acting lessons at the age of eight. She was able to gain stage experience at a very early age and had piano, violin and viola lessons from the age of six, played in numerous orchestras and performed her string quartet across Germany. (...)

Paulina Bielarczyk, soprano

Seulgi Lee, piano

Poland / South Korea

The Polish singer Paulina Bielarczyk was born July 1st, 1994 and is a graduate of the Krakow Music Academy in the master's opera singing class, in dr. Olga Popowicz was great. She is currently a master class student at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music in Dresden with Prof. Christiane Junghanns. She perfected her singing technique during master classes (...)

Meredith Mecum Bloomfield, soprano

Tomas Victor Johnson, piano

USA / Australia

Meredith Mecum Bloomfield, who is praised for her “high-flying soprano” (, is an American soprano based in Germany. Engagements included Freia in Das Rheingold with Dramatic Voices Berlin and soprano soloist in Johan de Meij's 5th Symphony "Return to Middle Earth" with the Rhein-Main Wind Philharmonic. (...)

Jakub Borgiel, baritone

Jacek Pies, piano

Poland / Poland

Jakub Borgiel-baritone, 3rd year student at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice. He studies solo singing from Dr. have. Maciej Bartczak, prof. AT THE. In 2018 he graduated from the Karol Szymanowski State Music School in Katowice in the classical guitar class. He took part in many university-internal projects, including in the opera "Dido and Aeneas" by Henry Purcell, where he played the role of Aeneas ...

Holly Brown, soprano

Jong Sun Woo, piano

Great Britain / South Korea

Holly Brown is a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won her Bachelors and Masters, both with honors. During her studies she worked on and with the premiere of Christian Drew's 'Dug' in the Wigmore Hall, took part in a master class and a concert series with Judith Weir and played Julian Philipps Cantos do Sonho (...)

Justyna Bujak, soprano

Jan Kanty-Mikosz, piano

Poland / Poland

Justyna Bujak - soprano. She graduated from the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice with distinction in the class of Prof. Ewa Biegas (2019). She was also a Leaurate in many competitions (honorable mention and two special prizes at the Seventh International Singing Competition of Jan Kiepura in Krynica-Zdrój (2019), finalist in the First National (...)

Jan Bukowski, baritone

Eunkyeong Kim, piano

Poland / South Korea

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 with Marek Rzepka at the Music Academy in Kraków and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Scholarship from Deutschland-, Cusanuswerk-, Yehudi Menuhin Live Music (...)

Remy Burnens, tenor

Clémence Hirt, piano

Switzerland / Switzerland

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 at the Meiningen State Theater as Belmonte in Entführung aus dem Serail, as a public speaker in Das Schloss Dürande, (...)

Cosima Büsing, mezzo-soprano

Stella Marie Lorenz, piano

Germany / Germany

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 at the Max Reinhardt Seminar and attended master classes with well-known musicians such as Helmut Deutsch (...)

Robin Červinek, baritone


Czech Republic

Robin Červinek is a baritone from the Czech Republic. He was born in 1994 in Kyjov, 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 (...)

Antigoni Chalkia, soprano

Eunwoo Jung, piano

Greece / South Korea

Antigoni Chalkia has been studying "Master of Voice Performance" (class 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 (...)

Pavlina Chamantne, soprano

Sofia Chamantne, piano

Greece / Greece

The Greek youthful-dramatic soprano got her first piano lessons at the National Conservatory of Athens at the age of 4. Since 2001 she has been studying in the class of Prof. Dr. Alexei Miroshnikov and graduated with distinction in piano in 2012. (...)

Shichao Cheng, tenor

Zihao Lin, piano

China / China

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. of Music. From 2015 to 2017 he studied at the University of Music Karlsruhe with Prof. Stephan Kohlenberg in the master's degree in singing. (...)

Jaeyoon Choi, mezzo-soprano


South Korea

Education in Seoul National University, Master of Music: Voice (Since 2019), Seoul National University, Bachelor of Music: Voice (March 2015 – February 2019), Seoul Arts High School (March 2012 – February 2015). Professional Exprerience: Seoul National University Graduation Recital (10/31/2020, Seoul, Korea), Opera <Le nozze di Figaro> (...)

Ketevan Chuntishvili, soprano

Christian Zimmer-Sellheim, piano

Georgia / Germany

From the 2020/2021 season, Ketevan Chuntishvili will be part of the permanent ensemble of the Cottbus State Theater. There she takes on the roles of Euridice and Messaggiera in Monteverdi's L'Orfeo and Susanna in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro. She made her professional debut in September 2020 at the Stadttheater Klagenfurt. There she appeared as the 5th maid in Cesare Lievi's new production of Strauss' Elektra. (...)

Ana Carolina Coutinho, soprano

Megumi Kuroda, piano

Brazil / Japan

The Brazilian soprano Ana Carolina Coutinho completed her concert exams in singing at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg with Prof. Mark Tucker and Prof. Burkhard Kehring (Lied class). Before that, she completed her bachelor's degree in singing at the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP) in Brazil in 2015, where she has already received numerous (...)

Beatriz de Sousa, soprano

Filipa Luz, piano

Portugal / Portugal

Beatriz de Sousa appeared recently as Elvira in I Puritani at Ópera de Oviedo, as Adina in L’Elisir d’amore at Ópera de Tenerife and Tbilisi National Opera and as L’amour in Gluck’s Orphée et Euridice with the Real Filharmonia de Galicia. Her upcoming projects include Almirena in Händel’s Rinaldo. (...)

Agata Kornaga, mezzo-soprano

Wang Chong, piano

Poland / China

The Polish mezzo-soprano was born in Lubin. According to studies in
She studied Bromberg and Cracow at the Academy of Music, Theater
and Medien Hannover in the singing class of Prof. Marek Rzepka. 2019 gave
Agata Kornaga made her debut at the Aachen Theater, where she appeared in Wagner's "Hagen" presented as Wellgunde and in Anno Schreiers (...)

Timothy Dickinson, bass baritone

Anyssa Neumann, piano

Great Britain / USA

British bass baritone Timothy Dickinson has been noted for his “wonderfully warm, round, powerful tone” (Early Music Today). His work ranges from recitals across the UK to Operatic roles at Glyndebourne, Scottish Opera, Longborough and elsewhere. He has toured internationally with Silent Opera, in their groundbreaking production of 'Vixen' (...)

Bineta Diouf, mezzo-soprano

Niki Liogka, piano

Germany / Greece

The German-Senegalese mezzo-soprano Anna Bineta Diouf 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 in her second year as a guest at the Landestheater Detmold as Flosshilde in Rheingold. After moving to HMTM Hannover (...)

Despoina Drandaki, soprano



Music has been part of my life since a very early age, when my father signed me up at local conservatory to study classical piano. In 2012, my relationship with music went through its first test. An economic crisis in Greece created an insecure environment for my family. I decided music was too important for me to give up. I finished my music studies at the National Conservatory (...)

Tina Drole, mezzo-soprano

Lisa Ochsendorf, piano

Slovenia / Germany

The Slovenian mezzo-soprano Tina Drole began her musical training at an early age with piano and organ lessons. 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 (...)

Veronika Dünser, mezzo-soprano

Luca De Grazia, piano

Austria Switzerland

Born in Feldkirch, Veronika Dünser studied solo singing with Dora Kutschi at the State Conservatory of Vorarlberg and she 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. 2013 she was at the Salzburg Festival (...)

Annie Fassea, soprano


Greece - Scotland

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. (...)

Nina-Maria Fischer, soprano

Albert Mena, piano

Germany / Spain

The Berlin-born soprano Nina-Maria Fischer has been a member of the Theater Vorpommern ensemble since the 2019/20 season and has so far appeared as Leonora in Verdi's Il trovatore and as Dido in Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell. Other roles in this season are Brigomeïde and Minna in Detlev Glanert's Die Drei Wasserspiele, Hanna Glawari i (...)

Frieder Flesch, baritone



The baritone Frieder Flesch is completing his master's degree in opera singing at the Leipzig University of Music and Theater. He also grew up there 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 (...)

Adriana Gheorgisor, soprano

Tudor Caldare, piano

Romania / Romania

The romanian soprano Adriana Gheorghisor 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 (...)

Josefine Göhmann, soprano

Andrej Hovrin, piano

Germany / Russia

The German-Chilean soprano Josefine Göhmann began to play the piano at the age of five and was trained as a soloist in the Hannover Girls' Choir from the age of 12, studied singing with Carol Richardson and in the lied classes of Jan Philip Schulze and Justus Zeyen at the Hochschule für Musik , Theater and Media Hanover. (...)

Kamila Goik, soprano



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 German studies graduate from the Silesian University in Katowice. (...)

Frances Gregory, mezzo-soprano

Dylan Perez, piano

Great Britain / USA

British mezzo-soprano Frances Gregory is a recent graduate of Royal Academy Opera, where she won the 2018 RAM Club Prize and the Tom Hammond Opera Prize, was a RAM/Kohn Foundation Bach cantata soloist, and a member of the Academy’s prestigious Song Circle, with whom she debuted at the Wigmore Hall in 2019.A 20/21 studio artist at the Opéra National de Lyon, (...)

Julia Sophie Hagenmüller, soprano

Yuna Kim, piano

Germany / South Korea

The soprano Julia Sophie Hagenmüller 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 in Düsseldorf. (...)

Elias Gyungseok Han, baritone

Hui Won Lee, piano

South Korea / South Korea

The Korean baritone Elias Han 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. Church music works in the Leipzig Thomaskirche and in the Berlin Cathedral, both live on Deutschlandradio (...)

Jessica Harper, soprano



Soprano Jessica Harper graduated from the Australian National University School of Music with a degree in classical music with honors. She was a young artist at Pacific Opera (2014, 2015) and received the Dame Nellie Melba Fellowship from the Melba Opera Trust in 2018. Jessica graduated from the Accademia del Bel Canto Rodolfo Celletti in Italy (2018) (...)

Alice Hoffmann, mezzo-soprano

Bernadette Bartos, piano

Germany-France / Austria

Born in Langenhagen (Hanover), Alice Hoffmann grew up bilingually in France. After studying the violin, she also began studying singing at the HMTM Hanover in 2007 and received the Opera / Solo diploma in April 2014. From 2012 to 2017 she studied at the Mozarteum Salzburg in the class of Prof. Elisabeth Wilke and in the lied class of Prof. Wolfgang Holzmair, completed her master's degree in singing in June 2017 (...)

Georgios Iatrou, baritone

Yorgos Ziavras, piano

Greece / Greece

Georgios Iatrou was born in Thessaloniki / Greece. He is one of the most promising and versatile young Greek singers. His repertoire ranges from baroque to modern music and from opera to lied, chansons and oratorios. He has played in many theaters, among others. Cologne Opera, Aalto Theater Essen, Greek National Opera, Theater Massenet, (...)

Andrew Irwin, tenor

Martin Gennen, piano

Northern Ireland / Belgium

The Northern Irish tenor Andrew Irwin completed his training at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University of Music and Theater in Leipzig under the direction of Prof. KS Roland Schubert. Andrew won the Audience Award of the Northern Ireland Opera 'Festival of Voice' in 2020, the Forde Taylor Prize for Gilbert & Sullivan at Feis Ceoil (Dublin) and the EA Redman Prize for German Song at (...)

Nathaniel Kondrat, bass

Ana Maria Lupu, piano

USA / Republic of Moldova

Nathaniel Kondrat, American lyric bass, most recently on stage at
State Theater Cottbus to hear. He sang various recitals and for many different opera houses in Germany. Nathaniel was signed for the role of Don Pasquale and has sung Don Bartolo in Barbiere di Sevilla and Monterone in Rigoletto in recent seasons. (...)

Donghoon Kang, bass baritone


South Korea

Bass baritone Donghoon Kang, a singer who gives deep resonance with soft music and warm voice, graduated from Sunhwa Art High School and entered the vocal music department of Seoul National University. After studying with tenor Yonghoon Lee, bass Woong-jo Choi, baritone Cheol Jang and baritone Gyeong-suk Han, he completed a scholarship (...)