2nd prize donated by the University of Music Graz

Andreas BEINHAUER, baritone
Baritone Andreas Beinhauer began his studies at the University of Music Karlsruhe with Mitsuko Shirai and Hartmut Höll in 2008 and graduated in 2014 with honors. He received further impulses u. a. by Thomas Hampson, Udo Reinemann, Thomas Quasthoff, Julia Varady and Brigitte Fassbaender.
Beinhauer has been a guest at the Nationaltheater Mannheim since spring 2014 and in the 2014/2015 season at Theater Wuppertal. Furthermore, he was during his studies in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart, among others, as "Conte Almaviva" (Le Nozze Di Figaro), "Demetrius" (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and "Dr. Hawk "(The Bat) to hear. He is also active as a song and oratorio soloist throughout Europe and beyond. As a soloist of the Rastatt Vocalensembles CD recordings and radio recordings a. a. with Reinhold Friedrich. He gave recitals in Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Egypt and South Africa. His partners at the piano include u. a. Markus Hadulla, Matthias Alteheld and Hartmut Höll. Beinhauer won the 1st Prize at the University Competition in Lübeck in 2011 and the 3rd Prize at the International Competition for Song Art of the Hugo Wolf Academy Stuttgart 2012. During his studies he was a scholarship holder of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

Pianist Anna Graczykowska began her piano studies in 1992 at the Municipal Music School of her native Kalisz, Poland. On the school education followed in 2004 a study in the subjects piano with Andrzej Dutkiewicz and piano chamber music with Katarzyna Jankowska at the Academy of Music Warsaw. The intensive chamber music work led Anna Graczykowska to Germany to the State University of Music Karlsruhe, where she graduated in October 2009, her master's degree in song design in the song class of Hartmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai.
Additional impulses came from Petras Ganiušas and Dominique Merlet in piano and Andrzej Szkurhan and Udo Reinemann in international song.
As a chamber music partner, she has won numerous awards for her accompaniment in song competitions in Poland and Austria, most recently in 2013 at the Ada Sari Competition (Poland). In the duo clarinet-piano she won the 2nd prize at the chamber music competition in Piotrków Trybunalski (Poland).
In the course of her studies Anna gave numerous chamber music concerts and recitals u. a. in Poland, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Particularly noteworthy is her participation in concerts of the New Music Festival in Tallin (Estonia), the chamber music festival in Wigry (Poland) and last twice at the Rheingau Music Festival.
During her studies in Germany, she was supported by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.