1st Prize € 9.000,- donated by Sanatorium HANSA
The duo won the 1st Prize at the 1st Lied-Competition in Dortmund in September 2009. The competition committee arranged a performance for the duo at Les Estivales de Musique au coeur du Médoc in the Château Malleret, France on 12 July, 2010.
Tomasz WIJA, Baritone/Bass (Poland)
Born in Poland in 1982. First lessons in 1997 with Jerzy Poloczek. Further studies with Axel Bauni, Sayali Dadas, Manuel Lange and Elisabeth Werres. Master classes with Eric Schneider and Irwin Gage. Since 2003 studies at the Berlin University of the Arts.
3rd prize in the Paula-Salomon-Lindberg Competition in 2007, 2nd prize in the Euriade-Lied-Duo-Competition in 2007, 2nd prize in the Robert-Schumann-Competition in 2008.
David SANTOS, Piano (Portugal)
Born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1976. First lessons in 1984. Further studies with Tania Achot, Leonard Hokanson, Axel Bauni. Master classes with Rudolf Jansen (2006, 2007), Irwin Gage (2006-2008) and Eric Schneider (2007). Studies at the Royal Conservatory of Lisbon (1994-1997), at the Indiana University (1999-2002) and at the Berlin University of the Arts (2004-2008). Master of Music and Professional Performance Diploma. 2nd prize in the Euriade-Lied-Duo-Competition in 2007. Appearances in Portugal, Germany, France, the USA, Belgium, Macau and Cape Verde. Recordings for Portuguese radio and television. Lecturer in piano at the Berlin University of the Arts. In 2006 DAAD prize for international students at the Berlin University of the Arts.
Franz Schubert: Der Schiffer D 536 (Mayrhofer)
Franz Schubert: Fischerweise D 881 (von Schlechta)
Franz Schubert: Am Bach im Frühlinge D 361 op. post. 109/1 (von Schober)