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DUO BOHNERT & LEINE
Pia Salome BOHNERT – Soprano (Germany)
Linda LEINE – Piano (Latvia)
Pia Salome BOHNERT, Soprano
The soprano Pia Salome Bohnert was born in Berlin and began her vocal training at the age of fifteen as a longstanding member of the Berlin Girls‘ Choir. During this time she was granted a scholarship by the Julius Stern Institute of the Berlin University of the Arts for guitar, with which she won several prizes at competitions such as the “Jugend musiziert” competition. From 2008 to 2010 she studied at the Berlin University of the Arts, finished her bachelor‘s degree in vocal performance at the University of Music and Theater Hamburg with Carolyn Grace James in summer 2014 and is currently in the Master‘s Programme with Jorn Dopfer. She attended master classes with Klesie Kelly, Wolfram Rieger, Norman Shetler, Ulla Groenewold and Christiane Oelze.
She has had several performances as a soloist, e.g. in the “Brockes-Passion” 2012 in the Lichthof with the Barockwerk Hamburg, the ”St. John Passion”, the “Christmas Oratorio” and several cantatas of Johann Sebastian Bach, the “Requiem” by Fauré, in “The Birth of Christ” by Herzogenberg, in Buxtehude‘s works and in the “Coronation Mass” by Mozart and the “St. Luke Passion” by Telemann. Alongside her studies, she intensively practices Lied recitals with a focus on works by Schubert and French literature.
In the Hamburger Kunsthalle she recently performed a Lied recital programme. Last year she sang in the Goethesaal of the Lodge of Freemasons Hamburg and on Sylt at the “Freien Akademie am Meer”. Last year in autumn she sang, among others, the leading role of the opera “The Cunning Little Vixen” by Janaček in a production of the University of Music and Theater Hamburg. She is currently singing “Barbarina” at the Opera House in Osnabrück.
Linda LEINE, Piano
She was born in 1988 in Riga, Latvia, where she started taking piano lessons at the age of five. Already at the age of eight, she was accepted at the Emils Darzins Music School for particularly gifted students with Ilze Treija. After her graduation, she continued her studies at the Latvian Academy of Music in the class of Arnis Zandmanis. In 2010 she continued her studies in Hamburg, first with Lilya Zilberstein and, since 2013, she has been studying solo piano (Master studies) in the class of Konrad Elser at Lübeck Academy of Music. She participated in master classes with Igor Lazko, Mikhail Voskresensky, Milena Mollova, Phillip Moll, Einar Steen-Nøkleberg, Rudolf Jansen, Akiko Ebi, Ewa Kupiec and Bernd Goetzke.
Her competitive achievements include first prize at the Concours Musical de France and second prize at the Concours International de Piano Nikolaï Rubinstein in Paris, as well as numerous first prizes in chamber music competitions in both Latvia and Lithuania. In 2011 she won the first prize in piano accompaniment at the “Maritim Musikwoche” Competition. She was also invited to take part in the “Woche der Begegnung junger Musiker“ of the Schwetzinger SWR Festival. In 2012 she received second prize at the Elise Meyer Foundation Competition in Hamburg. She has also received numerous scholarships from the Oscar and Vera Ritter Foundation, the Alfred Toepfer Foundation and the Ad Infinitum Foundation. As a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist, she has performed in numerous European countries and appeared in recordings by Latvian Radio and the SWR.
Live recording during the FS&MM 2015
Franz Schubert: Die Blumensprache D 519 (Platner)