Simon was born into a musical family and started playing the cello aged 5. At 18 he was awarded a foundation scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music. He studied at London’s Royal College of Music, Berlin’s Hanns Eisler and Leipzig’s Hochschule für Musik und Theater.
Subsequently he was engaged at the International Opera Studio of the Zurich Opera House (2009-2011). There he sang several roles on the main stage under the batons of Sir Mark Elder, Nello Santi, Phillipe Jordan, Ingo Metzmacher, Massimo Zanetti, and work with directors such as Konwischny, Michieletto and Poutney.
Mike, som er vinder af The Emmy Destinn Award for Young Singers, dimitterede fra Durham University og begyndte sin karriere som statsautoriseret revisor. I 2003 opgav han denne levevej for at uddanne sig som sanger og blev optaget på The Royal Northern College of Music. Mike har som tenor bl.a sunget Tamino i Tryllefløjten (English National Opera), Laca i Jenůfa (Opéra de Rennes, Limoges and Reims), Le Prince i L’amour des trois oranges (Opéra de Limoges) og Judge Danforth i The Crucible (Dicapo Opera, New York og The National Opera, Szeged). (more…)
Mette Juliane Christensen
Mette received her diploma in 1993 at The Royal Academy of Music, where she studied under Professor John Damgaard. The following years she worked as an accompanist and Piano Teacher in Copenhagen just after she ended her one year of studies in Vienna. In 2001 she resumed her studies at the Royal Danish Academy of Music for the accompaniment and repetition under Tove Lønskov and Friedrich Gürtler.
The young Danish soprano Frederikke Kampmann completed her Bachelors degree at the Royal Danish Academy of Music with Margrete Enevold and her Masters degree at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität with Sylvia Greenberg in Vienna. From 2012 to 2014 Frederikke was in the Lied and Oratorio studio of Carolyn Hague, Angelika Kirchschlager and Birgid Steinberger. (more…)
Danish tenor Magnus Vigilius graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in 2001. He has appeared in opera-productions in Scandinavia, France and England. Magnus was in 2007-2010 engaged as a soloist with The Funen Opera and performed in well known operas such as Rodolfo (La Boheme), Don Jose (Carmen), Pinkerton (Madame Butterfly) as well as in first productions of contemporary Danish operas. In spring 2010 he received for his three-year tenure, The Funen Opera´s Lars Waage price.
Pianist Jacob Beck was born on Funen, Denmark in 1972. He finished the postgraduate programme at Danish National Academy of Music in Odense. Jacob Beck has also studied at the conservatories in Hannover, New York and finally Aarhus where he took the soloist class in 2002. (more…)
Danish baritone, Teit Kanstrup, has over the past years performed an extensive amount of oratorio and symphonic concerts in the scandinavian countries, the UK as well as the United States. He has been engaged by orchestras like the BBC NOW, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, South Denmark Philharmonic, Göteborg Baroque and The Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra.
American Katie Bolding began her career as a blues-rock singer and songwriter, touring the Midwestern United States, before transitioning to classical music. She completed her master’s degree in Opera Performance at the State University of New York at Purchase, where she sang the roles of Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Drusilla (L’incoronazione di Poppea) and the Daughter in Carissimi’s Jephthe. She made her professional debut with The Dallas Opera as Countess Ceprano in Verdi’s Rigoletto, while she also covered the role of Gilda. (more…)
Isa Katharina Gericke
Norwegian Isa Katharina Gericke studied atNorges musikkhøgskole (Oslo) and at the Hochschule der Künste (Berlin). Her debut was at the Norwegian Opera in 2003 as Gretel in Humperdinck’s Hänsel and Gretel. She won the 1st Prize in the national part of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition 2001 in Oslo. She has visited all of Norway’s most important classical music festivals, as well as music festivals in Greece, Germany and Canada.
Hamida Kristoffersen is a lyric soprano from Bjarkøy in the north of Norway. At age 24 she had her role debut as Mimi in the Arctic Philharmonics praised production of Puccini’s “La Boheme”, and the following year she did Contessa in their shorter and Norwegian version of “Le Nozze di Figaro”.
Edward Rushton studied piano (with Renna Kellaway) and composition at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, before going on to read Music at King’s College, Cambridge and then composition at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. In 2001 he graduated with distinction from Irwin Gage’s masterclass in Lied interpretation at the Zurich Conservatory. He has been teaching piano accompaniment at the Musikhochschule Luzern since 2000. (more…)
Peter Pade finished from the Diploma class and afterwards in the Special class for Pianists at the Royal Danish Music Academy with the courses accompaniment and repetition. He debuted in 2002 and in 2001 he was hired as an accompanist and repetitor for the Danish National Opera Choir. In 2004 Peter became” Studienleiter.” He is part of the artistic directors in the Danish National Opera. (more…)
Turkish baritone Bora Balci graduated a year earlier in Ankara Hacettepe University State Conservatory in 2010. He participated masterclasses with Tom Krause (Mozarteum 2008), Ewa Czermak (Koscezin 2009) and many others. He studied singing with Gokcen Gultek, Mustafa Yurdakul, Aydin Ustuk, Eralp Kiyici. Graduated from Opera Studio Nederland, Amsterdam in 2012. (more…)
American pianist Jonathan Ware is in demand as a chamber musician and Lied accompanist, having appeared recently in recitals in Alice Tully Hall, the Französicher Dom Berlin and Carnegie’s Weill Hall. Winner of the Pianist’s Prize at Das Lied International Song Competition in 2013 and the 2011 Wigmore Hall International Song Competition, Jonathan has been heard on radio stations including WQXR (New York), WFMT (Chicago) and Bavarian Radio, as well as on U.S. public television in the documentary Speaking with Music.
Israeli soprano Atalyá Tirosh studied voice with Mrs. Agnes Massini at the Jerusalem Academy for Music and Dance, and simultaneously completed her BA in Musicology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. During her studies she performed the roles of the Erste Dame “Die Zauberflöte” (Mozart), Gertrude (the mother) in “Hänsel und Gretel” (Humperdinck), and Arminda in “La finta giardiniera” (Mozart). Atalyá also performs as an improv-vocal artist, often collaborating with Choreographers, Dancers and Sound artists.
Danish Bo Kristian Jensen was educated at Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and the Opera Academy in Copenhagen.
From 2006-2012 he was a member of the ensemble at The Royal Danish Opera, where he has sung such roles as Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni and Tamino in The Magic Flute. He has also sung at Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Danish National Opera, The BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall and the opera festival in Aix en Provence.
Kristoffer Nyholm Hyldig made his debut concert in 2010 from The Royal Danish Academy of Music with Professor Niklas Sivelöv and Tove Lønskov. For many years he has been very active in Danish music life and he frequently plays for music societies and at festivals both as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. In addition he gives concerts in Italy, Germany, Poland, France, England and Carnegie Hall, New York.
Danish tenor Adam Frandsen is quickly gaining international attention for a lyric tenor voice that is “shining, effortless, and bursting with energy.” He started his opera studies in 2007 at the Moores School of Music in Houston, then went on to Yale University School of Music and recently finished his degree after three years at the renowned Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. (more…)
Die Sopranistin Mine Yücel begann ihre Gesangsausbildung bei Cordula Sodt, studierte bei Professor Richardson-Smith an der Musikhochschule Hannover und in Köln bei Professor Klesey Kelly-Moog, wo sie ihr Diplom und Masterstudium mit Auszeichnung abschloss. Mit Meisterkursen bei namhaften Sängern und Dirigenten wie: Ks Mirella Freni, Ks Edda Moser Ks Anna Tomowa-Eintow, Ks Anja Harteros, Professor Gerd Uecker, Professor Thomas Heyer und Dunja Vejzovic rundete sie ihre Gesangsausbildung ab.(more…)