Portfolio der Teilnehmer an dem Ersten Internationalen Wettbewerb "Bolko von Hochberg"

alphabetisch  (Seite 2: Hyunseon Kang - Ziółkowska)

Singers without pianists will be accompanied by Mrs Katarzyna Neugebauer

Hyunseon Kang, soprano


South Korea

The soprano Hyunseon Kang was born in 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. In 2011 she started her bachelor's degree in singing at Ewha Womans University. In 2014 she sang in the opera "Le Nozze di Figaro" at Ewha Women's University. She has won many music competitions in South Korea and received additional suggestions in master classes (...)

Łukasz Kostka, baritone

Mateusz Tomica, piano

Poland / Poland

The baritone Lukasz Kostka is born on September 19, 1994 in Tychy. A graduate of the Academy of Music. Karol Szymanowski in Katowice in the solo singing class of dr Adam Szerszeń and in the guitar class of Prof. Alina Gruszka. Partner of many artistic projects organized in various places in Poland, (...)

Ekaterina Krasko, soprano

Tatiana Maksimova, piano

Russia / Russia

Ekaterina Krasko was born in Saint-Petersburg and began her music studies at the age of 5 (alto) with piano playing and choir singing. At the age of 10 she took her first singing lessons. Then she studied choral conducting (V. Markin) and singing (G.Pavlova) at the music school and then at the university (Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory (...)

Gabriele Kupšytė, mezzo-soprano

Herny Websdale, piano

Lithuania / Great Britain

Lithuanian mezzo-soprano Gabrielė Kupšytė is currently a Studio Artist at the

Mascarade Opera Studio in Florence. She graduated with honors in Vocal Studies from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (LMTA). She holds an Advanced Diploma in Opera from the Royal Academy of Music, London (RAM) where she studied with Elizabeth Ritchie and Jonathan Papp. (...)

Vincent Kusters, baritone

Charlie Bo Meiiering, piano

Netherlands / Netherlands

Baritone Vincent Kusters studied singing with Mya Besselink and piano with Joop Celis at the Maastricht University of Music and graduated with a master's degree (2016/2017). In 2018 he then passed the final examination of the follow-up training in choral conducting at the Utrecht University of Music. Vincent won the Vocallis Song Prize twice, Vaals (2017 as a singer, 2018 as a pianist). (...)

Jasper lamp, baritone

Sungwon Lee, piano

Germany / South Korea

The baritone Jasper Lampe was born in Berlin and came into contact with stage life at an early age as a member of the children's choir of the Komische Oper Berlin. He also received piano lessons in his early childhood. After graduating from the Georg-Friedrich-Händel Musikgymnasium in Berlin, the baritone prepared for the entrance examination to study music at the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Music School. (...)

Laura Latvaityte-Zaman, soprano

Kamile Zaveckaite, piano

Lithuania / Lithuania

The soprano Laura Zaman studied at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater with Prof. Asta Kriksciunaite and Prof. Regina Maciute.

She has lived in Germany since 2012, where she completed her master's degree in singing at the University of Music and Theater in Hamburg with Prof. Mark Tucker and since 2015 in the Gundula Hintz singing studio in Berlin. (...)

Shu Lin, soprano

Helena Popovic, piano

China / Serbia

The soprano Shu Lin was born in Ji Lin (China) and began her vocal training at the renowned Shanghai Conservatory. Since 2018 she has been studying for her master's degree at the Hamburg University of Music and Theater and from 2020 she began her concert exams with Prof. Carolyn Grace James and Prof. Burkhard Kehring (Lied class). (...)

Sofia Livotov, soprano

Prajna Indrawati, piano

Germany / Indonesia

Praised for her velvet timbre, soprano Sofia Livotov is a versatile artist, equally at ease in opera, art-song, and contemporary music. Based in London, Sofia has performed at international venues, such as Tonhalle Zurich, Tête à Tête Festival and TivoliVredenburg. In 2019 she has made her successful appearance on the Indonesian concert stage in Jakarta. (...)

Serhii Moskalchuk, bass-baritone

Kamila Łopatka, piano

Ukraine / Poland

Serhii Moskalchuk was born in 1991 and studied singing from 2010 to 2014 at the Tchaikovsky State Music Academy in Kiev in the class of Prof. Skubak. Since 2015 he has been employed as a soloist in the ensemble of the Ukrainian military. At the same time he had engagements as a soloist in the Kiev State Theater for Children and Young People. 2015-2020 he was a member of the opera studio (...)

Stanisław Napierała, tenor

Grzegorz Biegas, piano

Poland / Poland

Born in 1997 in Zabrze, Poland. In 2018 graduated with honors the Stanisław Moniuszko Music School in Zabrze, since 2019 he study at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice, in the singing class of prof. Ewa Biegas and Łukasz Gaj MA. He is a winner of the following prizes: Second prize on the VIII Krystyna Jamroz Polish National Vocal Competition,(...)

Anna Neufeld, soprano

Maia Leluashvili, piano

Germany / Georgia

The young soprano Anna Neufeld permeates the roles with incredible intensity and inspires her listeners with her youthful, dramatic voice. Her repertoire ranges from Russian literature such as Tchaikovsky to Italian literature such as Puccini, Verdi and Mascagni to German literature such as Wagner. (...)

Ludwig Obst, tenor

Stefan Paul, piano

Germany Germany

The tenor Ludwig Obst, who lives in Berlin, was awarded the research grant for the performing arts of the State of Berlin in 2020. In the same year he was invited to perform two recitals there as a prize winner of the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera competition. He began his musical training with the Tölzer Boys Choir ...

Jeremy Osborne, baritone

Bonnie Wagner, piano


The American baritone Jeremy Osborne has lived in Germany since 2014. He is currently studying with the soprano Janet Williams and can be seen in numerous performances. He studied at the University of Central Arkansas and the Peabody Institute in Baltimore in the vocal studio of the renowned bass baritone John Shirley-Quirk. (...)

Anna Padalko, mezzo-soprano

Dimitri Grigoriev, piano

Russia / Russia

Anna Padalko was born in St. Petersburg / Russia in 1992. Her musical career began in 1998 in a music school. Later she switched to the Rimsky-Korsakov Music School, which she graduated with honors in the subject of "Choral Conducting". 2011-2016 followed by studies at the Petersburg Conservatory in the same subject, also with distinction. (...)

Olga Papakonstantinou, soprano



Olga Papakonstantinou was born in Larissa, Greece. She studied piano and musical theory at the Municipal Conservatory in Larissa. She completed in 2018 her Master in Musicology at the School of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She graduated her studies in Opera Singing with distinction at the Athenaeum Maria Callas Conservatory, (...)

Elena Patsalidou, soprano



The soprano Elena Patsalidou was born in Nicosia (Cyprus). She studied singing at the Ionian University in Corfu and in 2015 she successfully completed her master's degree in opera singing at the "Carl Maria von Weber" University of Music in Dresden. During her studies, she already gained numerous stage experiences in various opera productions, including as a sandman and dew man in (...)

Karola Pavone, soprano

Lukas Rommelspacher, piano

Germany-Italy / Germany

The German-Italian soprano Karola Pavone was born in Reggio Calabria (Italy) and was given musical support at an early age. First she received a thorough training in piano and viola, at the age of 17 she appeared as a soloist; Chamber music and the art song have always been a focus of her work. She was a finalist and winner of important song competitions such as “Jugend musiziert”, “Das Lied”, (...)

Gabriel Pereira, tenor

Filipe Pinto, piano

Brazil / Portugal

Gabriel Pereira was born in Brazil, studied at the Centro de Formação Artística do Palácio das Artes in Belo Horizonte and at the PUC de Chile with Rodrigo del Pozo. He is currently a student with Roland Schubert at HMT Leipzig. Pereira was involved in opera productions when he joined the opera studio of the Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, (...)

Natalia Płonka, mezzo-soprano

Grzegorz Biegas, piano

Poland / Poland

In 2016 she graduated from Karol Szymanowski Secondary Music School on a faculty - piano. In October 2016 started her studies at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, Poland; got Bachelor of Arts there in 2019 and now she continues her master’s degree there - department Opera Singing and Acting (singing class of prof. Ewa Biegas and dr Ewa Tracz).

Until now, she is the winner of following prizes: (...)

Merlind Constanze Pohl, mezzo-soprano



The mezzo-soprano Merlind Constanze Pohl received her first
Singing lessons from the age of eight. After completing her Abitur at the Landesgymnasium für Musik Wernigerode, she initially devoted herself to the concert and oratorio subject.
In her many years of choral experience, she met conductors such as Peter Schreier, Michael Sanderling, Ludwig Güttler, (...)

Johanna Pommranz, soprano

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Germany Germany

Johanna Pommranz (* 1994) studied bachelor and master singing with Prof. Ulrike Sonntag at the HMDK Stuttgart, graduated with honors and is currently continuing her vocal studies with the concert exam.

She took master classes with Elly Ameling, Emma Kirkby, Margreet Honig and Inge Borkh, among others. As a sought-after soloist in the field of oratorio, (...)

Catherine Psarakis, soprano


United States

Noted for her “precise and focused coloratura” and “angelic tone”, Catherine Psarakis actively performs with orchestras and chamber groups in the New England region and internationally. She appeared as Cunegonde in the New England Conservatory (NEC) 2018 production of Bernstein’s Candide conducted by Maestro Christopher Allen, and as Queen of the Night (...)

Clarissa Reali, soprano

Serika Saito, piano

Italy / Japan

Born in 1991, I started the piano and also I started to sing in a little choir under the director Edoardo Materassi. Then I did masterclasses with Cesare Pavese, Basilio Astulez and I started to sing with some important choirs in Italy.
In 2009 I participated to the International Festival “Europa Cantat” and after that I joined the singing class of the mezzosoprano Lucia Mazzei (...)

Cecilia Rodríguez, soprano

Jesús López Blanco, piano

Spain / Spain

Born in Tenerife, she studied at the Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid, University of Music “Franz Liszt” Weimar, University of the Arts Bremen, Mozarteum Summer Academy in Salzburg and Academy for Early Music “Baroque Vocal” in Mainz. She receives lessons and master classes from Krisztina Laki, Janet Perry, Helen Donath, Dolora Zajick, Edda Moser, Thomas Mohr, (...)

Clarke Ruth, bass-baritone

Nika Afazel, piano

Canada / Iran

Clarke Ruth is a bass-baritone from Toronto, Canada. He is currently studying his master's degree in opera performance at the Cologne University of Music and Dance and is studying in Christoph Prégardien's class. Within the college, Clarke appeared in the two main opera productions in both years. In 2019 he played the role of Collatinus in the production of Britten's opera, The Rape of Lucretia '. (...)

Monika Rydz, soprano

Meghan Behiel, piano

Germany / Canada

Monika Rydz studied singing at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf with Prof. Konrad Jarnot. After graduating in 2015 with the top grade (1.0), she was engaged at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf / Duisburg, where she made her debut as Frasquita ("Carmen"). Since then, over 20 roles have followed, such as Juliette Vermont ("The Count of Luxembourg"), (...)

Benjamin Sattlecker, baritone

Antoni Pikuta, piano

Austria / Poland

The Austrian baritone Benjamin Sattlecker began his vocal training with the Salzburg Cathedral Choir Boys - and Girls. In November 2018, he completed his bachelor's degree in concert singing at the Mozarteum University and is now deepening both the master's degree in song and oratorio with KS Elisabeth Wilke and Wolfgang Holzmair, (...)

Daniel Schmid, tenor

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Germany Germany

The tenor Daniel Schmid studied school music and currently singing at the State University for Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart with Prof. Ulrike Sonntag. In addition to some roles in school theater, he gained his passion for singing primarily through his male vocal ensemble MA'cappella from the Heidenheim region, (...)

Michael Matthäus Schwarze, baritone

Claudia Fernandez Parrondo, piano

Switzerland / Spain

Coming from a family of musicians, Michael Matthäus Schwarze decided to learn to play the trumpet at the age of 11. Up to the age of 20 he played the trumpet in various ensembles and youth orchestras in Lucerne and Zug. He received his first singing lessons at the age of 19 from Barbara Zinniker at the Zug Music School. Soon he discovered his special love for the German song. (...)

Martha Sotiriou, mezzo-soprano



Martha Sotiriou was born in Athens, Greece and began her music studies at the age of 8. She received her diploma from the Athenaeum “Maria Callas” Conservatory with distinction. In 2016-2018 she studied opera singing at the University of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" Dresden (with KS Prof. Matthias Henneberg) where she also attended the Lied duo ...

Janina Staub, soprano

Yao Hou, piano

Germany-Great Britain / China

The German, Northern Irish soprano Janina Staub is currently a member of the Opera Studio in Freiburg and at the same time is taking the concert exam with Prof. Mareike Morr at the Freiburg Music Academy. Before that, she completed her bachelor's and master's degree at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin. (...)

Klaudia Tandl (Brandner), mezzo-soprano

Gisela Jöbstl, piano

Austria / Austria

The Austrian mezzo-soprano completed her master's degree in singing in 2016 and her master's degree in concert singing in 2019 at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz. As a graduate in 2019, Klaudia received an appreciation award from the University of Art in Graz for special achievements. (...)

Florian Tavic, baritone

Yeon So Ra, piano

Croatia / South Korea

The young Croatian baritone was born in Dormagen in 1995. After the first singing lessons with prof. Božo Župić at the Music High School in Makarska, Croatia, he took singing studies at the Zagreb Music Academy in the class of prof. Lidija Horvat Dunjko. During his studies he gained a lot of experience, especially through the opera projects of the music academy (...)

Maria Taxidou, soprano

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Greece / Germany-Bulgaria

The Greek soprano Maria Taxidou was born in Kazakhstan. 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. (...)

Anna-Maria Tietze, mezzo-soprano

Yuliia Kosenkova, piano

Germany / Ukraine

The mezzo-soprano Anna-Maria Tietze was born in Glauchau in 1996. She has been singing in choirs since childhood and 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 is the award winner (...)

Nantia Toliou, soprano

Jovan Rosulj, piano

Greece / Serbia

After completing the singing class of Prof. Katerina Ikonomou at the Gkoletzu Conservatory, she studied at the Carl Maria von Weber Academy of Music with Prof. Yamina Maamar. Her first experience was in the Akropol Theater in Athens in famous musicals.

Ewa Tracz, soprano

Grzegorz Biegas, piano

Poland / Poland

A graduate of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan and doctoral studies at the K. Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice in the solo singing class of prof. AM dr. Ewa Biegas. She participated in the Young Talents Education Program - Opera Academy at the Grand Theater of the National Opera in Warsaw. Winner of the 1st Prize in the International Vocal Competition (...)

Georgia Tryfona, soprano

Danai Vritsiu, piano

Greece / Greece

The Greek soprano 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 the 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, (...)

Nils Wanderer, countertenor

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Germany / Germany-Bulgaria

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. (...)

Roksana Wardenga, mezzo-soprano

Grzegorz Biegas, piano

Poland / Poland

She has graduated from prof. Jan Ballarin vocal class in The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice. She is a laureate of many foreign and international vocal competitions. She plays Orpheus in “Orpheus and Euridice”, Mercedes in “Carmen” G. Bizet, Suzuki in “Madama Butterfly” G. Puccini, Curre, Preziosille in “La forza del destino” G. Verdi, (...)

Sarah-Lena Winterberg, mezzo-soprano

Christoph Schnackertz, piano

France-USA / Germany

The French mezzo-soprano Sarah-Léna Winterberg has been studying singing since the 2016/17 winter semester at the University of Music and Dance in Cologne in the class of Professor Christoph Prégardien. She received additional lessons from Johannes Martin Kränzle, Klesie Kelly-Moog, Michael Hampe and Michael Gees. Opera roles include the shepherd and the cat in (...)

Elisabeth Wrede, mezzo-soprano

Pelinnur Isikci, piano

Germany / Turkey

The young mezzo-soprano Elisabeth Wrede was born in 1998 in Cottbus. She gained her first stage experience by participating in the “Jugend Musiziert” competition several times. In this she won three prizes in the national round. Her performances with orchestra at the “Young Artists' Concert” in the Cottbus State Theater made her extraordinary talent ...

Tae Hwan Yun, tenor


South Korea

A master’s degree in song, concert and opera took him to the University of Music and Performing Arts Mannheim in the class of Professor Katharina Dau. He studied in Professor Stefanie Krahnenfeld's solo class. At the 11th Immling International Singing Competition in Bad-Endorf, he was awarded third prize and the song prize in 2019. (...)

Eva Zalenga, soprano

Doriana Tchakarova, piano

Germany / Germany-Bulgaria

Eva Zalenga was a member of the Theater St. Gallen ensemble in the 19/20 season and is the winner of the 2020 international singing competition at the Rheinsberg Castle Chamber Opera and to experience at the Leipzig Opera. (...)

Gerry Zimmermann, baritone

Maximilian Otto, piano

Germany Germany

The baritone Gerry Zimmermann was born in 1997 in Berlin. As a boy he was given the opportunity to gain experience as a soloist in the Staats- und Domchor Berlin, under the direction of Prof. Kai Uwe Jirka. These brought him to the stages of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Konzerthaus and the Berlin State Opera. As a young student at the "Julius Stern Institute" of the UdK Berlin, (...)

Sylwia Ziółkowska, soprano

Grzegorz Biegas, piano

Poland / Poland

Sylwia Ziółkowska - soprano; born 5 April 1995 in Krakow, comes from Brzeziny near Szydłów in the province Świętokrzyskie. She began learning solo singing in 2012 at the ZPSM im. Ludomir Różycki in Kielce in the singing class of mgr Renata Drozd. She graduated from the Academy of Music in Krakow in singing class dr. Jolanta Pawlikowska. Participant of master classes of world singers ...