Prize for the Best Interpretation of a Work of Music of Modernity € 2.250,- donated by Industriellenvereinigung Steiermark
Silke EVERS, Soprano (Germany)
Silke Evers studied voice and teaching of singing with Hans Sotin and Klesie Kelly at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. For her concert diploma she changed to Düsseldorf to Michaela Krämer. Numerous scholarships and 1st places, among others prize winner of the German Study Foundation and the Lions Club Song Competition. Concert tours took her beyond Europe to Brazil, India and Iceland. She has a wide repertoire and extensive training in the field of Baroque music, having studied among others with Kai Wessel, Barbara Schlick, Günther Höller and Konrad Junghänel. As a soloist co-operation with the Barockensemble Concerto Cologne, for 2003 several concerts are planned. In opera Silke Evers has sung various main operatic roles, such as Gretel (“Hänsel and Gretel”), Susanna (“The Marriage of Figaro”) and as Anna (“The Merry Wives of Windsor” together with Kurt Moll as Falstaff). She was engaged as a guest at the Opera Houses in Bonn und Hagen, and has sung Marie in “Zar und Zimmermann” in Münster.
Wiebke tom Dieck, Klavier (Deutschland)
Wiebke tom Dieck studied from 1992 to 1998 at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover with a major in piano with Martin Dörrie (Teaching of Music and Concert Diploma in 1996 and 1998), from 1998 to 2000 Lied Interpretation with Jürgen Glauß at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. From 2000 to 2002 guest student of Hartmut Höll in Karlsruhe. Master classes also with Konrad Elser, Norman Shetler and Hartmut Höll. For the year 1997 the EPTA gave her a scholarship for outstanding presentation of piano works at an EPTA Congress “Klaviermusik after 1950” in Darmstadt. Wiebke tom Dieck works not only as a teacher at a private music school but also as an accompanist of singers, instrumentalists and choirs in Germany and abroad. In 2000 she reached the semi finals at the International Competition Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity in Graz.
Duo Evers / tom Dieck
Since 1998 Silke Evers and Wiebke tom Dieck worked together on a song repertoire. As a duo they have won the academy audition for the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin. In 1999 performance of the three “Bird-Songs” by Yati Durant during a concert of the composition class of Krzysztof Meyer; workshop with George Crumb. In 2000 semi finals at the International Competition “Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity” in Graz; Liederabende with the program of “Schubert und die Moderne” in Göttingen and Cologne as well as with the program “Kommen und Scheiden” in Bürgerhaus Kalk/Cologne. In 2001, 1st prize at the Lions-Club-Competition. “German Song” (Cologne) and closing concert of the cycle lecture “Heaven and Earth” at Göttingen University. In 2002 at the invitation of the Department of Culture in Bonn concert tour to Iceland to Beethoven Festival and Liederabend in Reykjavik; Liederabend “Fanny Hensel” at Heinrich-Heine-Haus in Paris; various performances in Germany; leading seminars on Lied interpretation at the Volkshochschule Düsseldorf. A modern song program is planned in Kreuzkirche in Dresden for 2003.
Duo Silke EVERS / Wiebke TOM DIECK
Prize Winners’ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz