3rd Prize € 6.750,- donated by Fünf steirischen Universitäten
Catherine Klipfel, Nina Reddig and Emanuel Wehse teamed up in autumn 2004 to establish an ensemble known by the name Morgenstern Trio. Since March 2005 they have been receiving support from the Yehudi Menuhin foundation “Live Music Now“. All three musicians attend the chamber music class of Vladimir Mendelssohn at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. They have been receiving further musical impulses through regular classes with Andreas Reiner, Vesselin Paraschkevov and Dirk Mommertz.
Catherine KLIPFEL, Piano (France)
Born in Strasbourg (France). Studies at the Conservatoire National de Région de Metz, at Folkwang Hochschule Essen and at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold with Mireille Krier, Boris Bloch and Michael Keller. Master classes with Lev Naoumov, Dimitri Bashkirov und Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. Laureate of the Piano Competition Pantcho Vladigerov. Lecturer at Folkwang Hochschule.
Nina REDDIG, Violin (Germany)
Born in Altena (Germany). Studies at Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Vesselin Paraschkevov and Jean-Jacques Kantorow. Master classes with Hermann Krebbers, Igor Oistrach and Liana Issakadze. Laureate of several international violin competitions. Solo performances in Hamburg, Tirana, Essen and with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
Emanuel WEHSE, Violoncello (Germany)
Born in Bad Schwalbach (Germany). Studies at the Peter-Cornelius-Konservatorium der Stadt Mainz and at Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Ulrike Schaeffer and Young-Chang Cho. Master classes with Janos Starker and Philippe Mueller. Solo cellist with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Grant holder of “Villa Musica“ Rhineland-Palatinate. Emanuel Wehse plays a William Forster senior cello from the stringed instrument collection of the German federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
MORGENSTERN TRIO playing Andrey KOMANETSKY‘s “Affinity to Movement”, Prize Winners’ Concert, Stefaniensaal Graz
f.l.t.r.: Nina Reddig, Emanuel Wehse, Catherine Klipfel, Rector Otto Kolleritsch, Rektor Wolfhard Wegscheider (Montanuniversität Leoben)
Andrey Komanetsky: Affinity to Movement