The duo won 1st prize at the 1st Song Competition in Dortmund in September 2009. The duo was invited on the initiative of the competition to a concert at Les Estivales de Musique au coeur du Médoc at the Château Malleret, France, on 12 July 2010.
1st prize € 9,000 donated by the Sanatorium HANSA
Tomasz WIJA, Baritone / Bass (Poland)
Born 1982 in Poland. First class in 1997 with Jerzy Poloczek. Further studies by Axel Bauni, Sayali Dadas, Manuel Lange and Elisabeth Werres. Masterclasses with Eric Schneider and Irwin Gage. Since 2003 studies at the University of Arts Berlin. 3rd prize in the 2007 Paula-Salomon-Lindberg competition, 2nd prize in the 2007 Euriade Song Duo Competition, 2nd prize in the 2008 Robert Schumann Competition.
David SANTOS, Piano (Portugal)
Born in 1976 in Lisbon (Portugal). First lesson 1984. Further studies with Tania Achot, Leonard Hokanson and Axel Bauni. Masterclasses with Rudolf Jansen (2006, 2007), Irwin Gage (2006-2008) and Eric Schneider (2007). Studied at the University of Music Lisbon (1994-1997), at Indiana University (1999-2002) and at the Berlin University of the Arts (2004-2008). Master of Music and Professional Per-formance Diploma.
2nd Prize at the Euriade Song Duo Competition 2007. Performances in Portugal, Germany, France, USA, Belgium, Macau and Cape Verde. Recordings for the Portuguese radio and television. Piano teacher at the University of Arts Berlin. 2006 DAAD Award for foreign students of the Berlin University of the Arts.