donated by Leopold Tscherne – for the pleasure given to him by music
DUO BOETTGER-SOLLER & GORE
Kimberley BOETTGER-SOLLER – Mezzo-soprano (Germany)
Melissa GORE – Piano (Great Britain/Japan)
Kimberley BOETTGER-SOLLER, Mezzo-soprano
She was born in 1989 in Freiburg im Breisgau. At the age of fourteen, she became a student of the Institute for the Advancement of Young Musicians at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. In 2008 she began her studies at Berlin University of the Arts with Julie Kaufmann and Axel Bauni. Since 2013, she has been studying Lied with Eric Schneider.
In the same year and together with her duo partner Melissa Gore, she won second prize at the Paula-Salomon-Lindberg Song Competition “Das Lied” in Berlin. In 2014, they gave their first Schubert-Lied recital in the Teatro della Vittoria in Turin.
In the field of opera she sings roles like Mozart‘s “Cherubino”, “Annio” and Rossini‘s “Rosina”. In particular, she dedicates herself to Early Music. She has sung with the Göttingen Baroque Orchestra, Auser Musici and Modo Antiquo in Germany and Italy, among others. She was granted scholarships from the German National Merit Foundation and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Berlin e.V.
Melissa GORE, Piano
She was born in Kagoshima, Japan. In 2002, she entered the Yehudi Menuhin School in England, where she studied with Ruth Nye. Since 2006, she has been studying at the Berlin University of the Arts in the class of Pascal Devoyon and Rikako Murata. She is currently studying Lied accompaniment with Axel Bauni and Eric Schneider.
As a soloist she won, among other things, prizes at the 16th Artur Schnabel Competition Berlin, the International Hindemith Competition Berlin and the 24th Concours International de Piano d‘Epinal in France. In 2010 she won the “Kirishima Music Festival Award” at the International Kirishima Music Festival in Japan. She gave concerts with the Kagoshima Symphony Orchestra Japan, the Royal Chamber Orchestra Krakow and L’Orchestre National de Lorraine France. In 2013 she won the pianist prize at the Paula-Salomon-Lindberg Song Competition “das Lied” in Berlin. She has won scholarships from the Paul-Hindemith Society Berlin and the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now, Berlin e.V.
Live recording during the FS&MM 2015
Franz Schubert: Der Einsame op. 41 D 800 (Lappe)
Franz Schubert: Rastlose Liebe op. 5/1 D 138 (Goethe)
Franz Schubert: Auflösung D 807 (Mayrhofer)