1st Prize was not awarded
2nd Prize ATS 90,000, -
"Gundula-Janowitz-Förderungspreis" of the Society of Friends of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Anke VONDUNG, mezzo-soprano (Germany)
Born in 1972 in Germany. Four times first prize winner at "Jugend musiziert" and u. a. Special prize for the "Best Interpretation of a Contemporary Song". Courses u. a. Renato Capecchi, Robin Bowman, Julia Hamari. 1995 Art Prize, 1996 Chamber Music Prize Winner and 3rd Prize of the "Mozartfest" Competition in Würzburg. 1995 opera debut in the context of the opera school Mannheim as Nancy in Benjamin Britten's "Albert Herring".
Yasuko VERONESI-KAGEN, piano (Japan)
Born in 1965 in Japan. Instrumental repeater, vocal corseter. 1996 assistant teacher at the 27th summer vocal class at Wellington College (England). Master Classes with Jörg Demus, Bruno Canino, Geoffrey Parsons, Semion Skigin. Concerts in Germany, Austria, Italy, England. Radio and television recordings.