Lieder recital with Timoshenko & Desseva // Burgos & Gerzenberg (Prizewinners 2018 in the category "LIED")
On October 24, 2019 the two prizewinning Lied duos Mikhail Timoshenko (Bass-Baritone) and Elitsa Desseva (Piano) - 1st prize - as well as Sophia Burgos (Soprano) and Daniel Gerzenberg (Piano) - 2nd prize & Special Prize - returned to Graz after a pleasing success at the 10th International Chamber Music Competition “Franz Schubert and Modern Music” 2018, to give their prizewinners’ concert. The four musicians performed an exciting and diverse program at Stefaniensaal / Graz Congress.
The concert was preceded by a prologue with Ulla Pilz who interviewed the two lied duos. The audience was able to learn more about the preparatory work for the competition and their lives as singers and pianists.
More information about the prizewinners’ concert with the Duo Timoshenko / Desseva as well as Duo Burgos / Gerzenberg is available HERE!
Prizewinner concert with Trio Marvin (Prizewinners 2018 in the category "Piano Trio")
On April 11, 2019 Trio Marvin, laureates of FS&MM 2018 in the section "Trio for piano, violin and violoncello", gave a brilliant concert in the Stefaniensaal in Graz. The concert was described as "effektvolles Klangschmusen“ (i.e. effective snogging with the sound) by the Kronenzeitung. Founded by Vita Kan (piano), Marina Grauman (violin) and Marius Urba (violoncello), the internationally acclaimed ensemble thrilled the audience with "sound-related access“ and "rhetorically finely balanced, tender sound".
The concert was preceded by the so-called prologue in the hall - 3 × 3: 3 pieces, 3 musicians, 3 students - in which the members of the trio had a chat with the three KUG-students Johanna Kaiser, Sandra Macher, and Laura Hanetseder. Also among the congratulants were Dr. Christa Neuper (rector of the Karl-Franzens-University Graz), Ludmilla Haase (borough mayor, on behalf of mayor Mag. Nagl), Dr. Josef Smolle (on behalf of Governor Schützenhöfer) and Elisabeth von Magnus (Vice Rector of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and Chair of the FS&MM Presidium).
Prizewinner concert with Simply Quartet (Prizewinners 2018 in the category "String Quartet")
The Graz audience was able to experience the young musicians of the Simply Quartet on November 20, 2018 in the beautiful Stefaniensaal in Graz as part of the main subscription to the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz and the concert series "Ausgezeichnet_plus“ !