3. Prize € 4.500,- donated by Klavierfabrik Bösendorfer together with Zonta-Club Graz and the International Competition “Franz Schubert and the Music of Modernity”
Yo Chan AHN, Baritone (Soukorea)
The baritone Yo Chan Ahn was born in 1972 in Kwangju in South Korea. He studied voice from 1994 to 1997 at Mogpo-University in Korea and continued his studies up to diploma level at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt/Main with Karl Markus. Additionally he studied the interpretation of Lied with Charles Spencer and Rainer Hoffmann. Since 2002 he has been studying up to concert level in the voice class of Hartmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai in Karlsruhe. Yo Chan Ahn has participated in many masterclasses, among others with Wolfram Rieger, Rudolf Piernay and Hilde Zadek. His many successes include first prize at the International Competition for Lied of the Schubert Society in Osaka in 2000, second prize at the International Paula-Salomon-Lindberg Competition for Lied in Berlin in 2001 and the acceptance by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now”.
Hedayet DJEDDIKAR, Piano (Germany)
He was born in 1972 in Basle and grew up in Bonn. At age four he started piano lessons, later he also took lessons in recorder, violin and oboe. His teacher was pianist Rose Marie Zartner in Bonn, who prepared him for his university studies. Since 1996 Hedayet Djeddikar has been studying piano with Herbert Seidel at the Hochschule für Musik und darstellende Kunst Frankfurt/Main and since 2001 with Bernhard Wetz in his piano class. He has also studied interpretation of Lieder with Charles Spencer. Since 2001 he has been furthering his studies in Lieder accompaniment and piano chamber music with Rainer Hoffmann and Eugen Wengler. Masterclasses with Wolfram Rieger, Mitsuko Shirai, Hartmut Höll, Charles Spencer, Ulf Bästlein, Thomas Quasthoff, Peter Feuchtwanger and Axel Bauni. Several prizes at the federal competition “Jugend musiziert” (Young People Make Music), first prize for best piano accompaniment at the International “Paula-Salomon-Lindberg”-Lieder Competition in 2001 in Berlin and the North Fresian Lieder prize of Schleswig-Holstein in 2002. He was accepted by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live music now”, received a bursary from the Fazit-Foundation and won the first prize at the competition “Jeunesse Musicales” for Duo for Voice and Piano in 2002 in Schwerin.
Prize Winners’ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz
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