Duo Tobias BERNDT / Alexander FLEISCHER

Duo Tobias BERNDT / Alexander FLEISCHER
Duo Tobias BERNDT / Alexander FLEISCHER

Special Prize / Best Interpretation of a Work by Franz Schubert for "That you have been here" D 775 / € 2.250, - donated by congress + event Graz

The duo won further prizes in 2009: at the International Competition "The Song" in Berlin in February 2009 the 2nd Prize for Non - Award of the 1st Prize, at the International Cantilena Singing Competition in Bayreuth in May 2009 1st Prize in the category Concert, at the 1st International Schubert Competition for Lied Duo Dortmund in October 2009 3rd prize.

The duo is in Liederabenden u.a. with the Kölner Philharmonie, at the Bergen Festival, Norway, in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, in the Wiener Musikverein, at the Lucerne Festival, at the Speyrer Liedersommer and at the Arnstadt Bach Festival.

Tobias Berndt, Baritone / Bass (Germany)

Born 1979 in Berlin, Germany. First lessons 1989 with Günther Biehn in Dresden (Dresdner Kreuzchor). Further lessons with Christiane Junghanns (1998-2000), Hermann Christian Polster (2000-2006) and Rudolf Pierny (2006-2008). Masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (2005, 2006, 2008), Norman Shelter (2008) and Wolfram Rieger (2006). Studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts Leipzig and at the University of Music Mannheim. 2006 diploma and 2008 concert exam. 3rd Prize in the Federal Competition in Berlin 2004, Promotion Prize at the Hugo Wolf Competition Stuttgart 2007, 1st Prize at the Brahms Competition Pörtschach 2008, Prize Winner of the Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg 2008. Mauersberg Scholarship Dresden 1998 and Jüttingstipendium Stendal 2005.
Concert activity in Germany and abroad, z. B. at the Handel Festival, the Salzburg Festival, the Prague Spring and the Dresden Music Festival.

Alexander Fleischer, Piano (Germany)

Born 1981 in Altenburg (Germany / Thuringia). Studies with Gabriele Kupfernagel (2000-2004), with Birgitta Wollenweber (2004-2006) and since 2007 with Wolfram Rieger (Berlin) and Norman Shelter (Vienna). Masterclasses with Irwin Gage (2007) and Axel Bauni (2009). Studied at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin, artistic and educational diploma. Winner of the Summer Academy Mozarteum Salzburg and the International Competition "Das Lied" in Berlin. Concerts in Germany, Norway, Austria u.a. at the Salzburg Festival, Festspillene i Bergen, the Philharmonie Köln, the Ruhr Piano Festival and the Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin.

The duo won further prizes in 2009: at the International Competition "The Song" in Berlin in February 2009 the 2nd Prize for Non - Award of the 1st Prize, at the International Cantilena Singing Competition in Bayreuth in May 2009 1st Prize in the category Concert, at the 1st International Schubert Competition for Lied Duo Dortmund in October 2009 3rd prize.