3rd Prize € 6,750

Donated by the five Styrian Universities

Catherine Klipfel, Nina Reddig and Emanuel Wehse form since autumn 2004 a permanent ensemble called Morgenstern Trio. Since March 2005 they are sponsored by the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation Live Music Now. The two musicians study at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen in the chamber music class of Vladimir Mendelssohn. Further musical impulses are provided by regular classes with Andreas Reiner, Vesselin Paraschkevov and Dirk Mommertz.

Catherine KLIPFEL, Piano (France)
Born in Strasbourg (France). Studied at the Conservatoire National Metz, at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen and at the Musikhochschule Detmold with Mireille Krier, Boris Bloch and Michael Keller. Masterclasses with Lev Naoumov, Dimitri Bashkirov and Karl-Heinz Kämmerling. Winner of the Piano Competition Pantcho Vladigerov. Teaching at the Folkwang Hochschule.

Nina REDDIG, violin (Germany)
Born in Altena (Germany). Studied at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Vesselin Paraschkevov and Jean-Jacques Kantorow. Masterclasses with Hermann Krebbers, Igor Oistrakh and Liana Issakadze. Winner 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). Studied at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory Mainz and at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen with Ulrike Schaeffer and Young-Chang Cho. Masterclasses with Janos Starker and Philippe Mueller. Solo cellist of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie. Scholarship from Villa Musica Rheinland-Pfalz. Emanuel Wehse plays a cello by William Forster sen. from the string instrument collection of Rhineland-Palatinate.