3rd Prize € 4.500, -
Prize of Grazer Stadtwerke AG
Thomas MEGLIORANZA, baritone (USA)
Born in 1970 in New York City. Visiting Grinnell College, Iowa and Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York. Numerous concert appearances with modern music (including John Adams "The Wound Dresser" at the Tanglewood Festival under Reinbert de Leeuw, John Harbison's "Words from Paterson" at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival under Jeffrey Milarsky and Aaron Jay Kerni's "Brilliant Sky, Infinite Sky" in Sapparo under the direction of the composer). Performances of works by Milton Babbitt, Samuel Barbers, Jorge Martins and John Cages are planned. Winner and a. the Jessie Kneisel Prize For songs by the Eastman School of Music as well as the 2002 Joy in Singing Award and the 2002 Concert Artists Guild International Competition. Performances at Merkin Hall and Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York City, at Princeton University, at the Schubert Club in Stamford, Connecticut, and at the Brooklyn Friends of Chamber Music. Participation in the Ravinia Festival at the Steans Institute for Young Artists. With his repertoire of baroque music collaboration with conductors such as Andrew Parrott, Jane Glover, Nicholas McGegan and Bernard Labadie.
Ying-Chien LIN, Piano (Taiwan)
Born in Taiwan. Already at the age of six years showed an unusual musical and pianistic talent. Education at the National Institute of the Arts with Rolf-Peter Wille. Winner of numerous prizes and awards: winner of the National Chopin Competition in 1996, then representative of Taiwan at the 13th International Chopin Competition in Warsaw; Prizewinner i. a. the Piano Competition of the Hamamatsu Piano Academy in Japan and the Taipei City Symphony's Concerto Competition, Semifinalist of the 1st International Taipei Piano Competition; Scholarship from the Vienna Music Seminar and the Aspen Music Festival, where she studied with John Perry; Winner of the Accompanist Competition at the National Institute of Arts in Taipei. Masterclass in Moscow with Sergey Dorensky. From 1994 to 1996 he was supported by the Chi-Mei Culture Foundation. Performances as a soloist and with orchestra ao in the National Concert Hall in Taipei as well as in Vienna, Aspen and in Japan. Master Degree at Mannes College of Music. Currently Doctoral Studies at the State University of New York and Artist Diploma Program at the Juilliard School.