1st Prize ATS 120,000, -
Prize of the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB)
Letizia SCHERRER, soprano (Switzerland)
Born in 1968 in Switzerland. Vocal studies at the Vorarlberg Conservatory in Feldkirch, lessons with Jane Mengedoht in Zurich, with Tamar Rachum in Tel Aviv and with Kurt Widmer at the Music Academy Basel, 1998 Teaching diploma with honors. Masterclasses with Judith Beckmann and Hilde Zadek. Numerous prices, i. a. Recognition Award "Cuminanza" Radio Rumantsch and 2nd Prize at the International "Johann Sebastian Bach" Competition in Leipzig 1998. Concert in Switzerland, Germany, Austria (Salzburg Festival), Italy, Israel, USA (Carnegie Hall). Collaboration with Helmuth Rilling and Jordi Savall.
Tatiana KORSUNSKAYA, piano (Russia)
Born in 1974 in Russia. 1992-1997 "Tchaikovsky" Conservatory in Moscow with A. Nasedkin (piano), M. Petukhov (piano), T. Alykhanov (chamber music), 1997 studied at the conservatory in Basel with Jürg Wyttenbach (piano), Gérard Wyss (chamber music) , Rolf Mäser (fortepiano). Master classes (piano) with Paul Badura-Skoda, Hans Leygraf, Lazar Berman and others. As a soloist concert performance in Russia, Ukraine, Switzerland and Italy as well as chamber music concerts with instrumentalists and singers.