Jussi Juola

The Finnish bass-baritone Jussi Juola is currently enrolled at the Meisterklasse program at the Hochschule für Musik Dresden, Germany. There he studies with Prof. Christiane Junghanns and participates in the Lied class of KS. Prof. Olaf Bär. He finished his Bachelor of Music in Oulu University of Applied Sciences with a focus on pedagogy as well as voice performance under the care of Markku Liukkonen. At 2019 Heidelberger Frühling he was a singer in the multimedia music theatre production »Castor&&Pollux« and also took part in the Lied Academy as a scholarship holder.

During his studies he has taken part in several masterclasses with artists such as Elly Ameling, Thomas Hampson, Hartmut Höll, Robert Holl, Georg Zeppenfeld, Konrad Richter, Jorma Hynninen, Ilkka Paananen, Graham Johnson and Rudolf Piernay.

Jussi Juola has taken part in several competitions. He placed second at the Lappeenranta Singing Competition with an invitation to do a recording at the Finnish broadcasting company YLE, and at the Ensemble Competition at the Hochschule Dresden he received the Special Prize for Best Interpretation of contemporary music. He is awarded Vocallis Lied Award in Neatherlands and at the International Robert Schumann Competition Zwickau he achieved finals. At the International Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne Competition he received together with a pianist Eun Hye Kang the 3rd Prize.

Noa Wildschut

Noa Wildschut hat mit erst 17 Jahren bereits ihren Platz in der internationalen Musikszene eingenommen. 2017 veröffentlichte Sie ihre Debut-CD als und wurde zur Saison 2019/20 zum „Rising Star“ der ECHO ernannt.

Solistisch konzertiert sie mit internationalen Orchestern (Gürzenich Orchester, Konzerthausorchester Berlin u.a.) europaweit in bedeutenden Konzertsälen und auf renommierten Festivals (Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Rheingau Festival).

Die Preisträgerin diverser internationaler Wettbewerbe ist außerdem Stipendiatin der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung und besuchte Meisterkurse u.a. bei Frank-Peter Zimmermann und Jaap van Zweden.

Ihr Studium absolviert Noa Wildschut in Berlin bei Antje Weithaas. Sie spielt eine Geige von G. Grancino (1714), die ihr von der Niederländischen Stiftung für Musikinstrumente zur Verfügung gestellt wurde. Ihr Bogen von B. Rolland wurde von der Anne-Sophie Mutter Stiftung für sie erworben.


Daniel Lebhardt

In 2014 at the age of 22 Daniel Lebhardt won 1st Prize at the Young Concert Artists auditions in Paris and New York.  A year later he was selected by Young Classical Artists Trust in London and in 2016 won the Most Promising Pianist prize at the Sydney International Competition.

Over the last two years Daniel has given debut recitals at Wigmore Hall, Merkin Concert Hall and Morgan Library in New York; the Kennedy Center, Gardner Museum, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Usedomer Festival and Steirisches Kammermusikfestival. He recorded music by Bartók for Decca and attended IMS Prussia Cove working with Ferenc Rados.

Engagements during the last season included recitals at the Louvre in Paris, Wigmore Hall, Saffron Hall, the Tallinn, Oxford International and Nottingham International Piano Series.  He made his debut with the State Academic Symphony Orchestra at the White Nights Festival in St. Petersburg, and with the CBSO Youth Orchestra. Further afield he undertook tours of China, Argentina Columbia and Chile.  He continued to give recitals throughout the UK and returns to the US and Canada twice.

Born in Hungary, Daniel studied at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest and at the Royal Academy of Music with Pascal Nemirovski.

Sebastian Koch

Julian Prégardien

Born in Frankfurt in 1984, Julian Prégardien received his first musical training as a member of the choirs of Limburg Cathedral. After having studied voice in Freiburg and at the Aix-en-Provence Opera Festival Academy, he was a member of the soloist ensemble of Frankfurt Opera from 2009 to 2013. In parallel, he pursued an international solo career, particularly in collaboration with conductors specializing in historical performance practice.


Prégardien is now one of the most outstanding young vocalists on the international scene. In recent years he gave his début at Aix-en-Provence Festival, at Hamburg State Opera, at Munich State Opera, and at Paris Opéra Comique. Salzburg Festival has been regularly inviting him for concert appearances since 2015; now he will give his first stage performance in Salzburg in 2018 as Narraboth in Richard Strauss’s Salome, staged by Romeo Castellucci, with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.

Kent Nagano regularly invites Prégardien to perform with the two orchestras of which he is Music Director: Montreal Symphony Orchestra and Hamburg State Opera. Sharing the stage with his father Christoph Prégardien, Julian also sang the title role in a concert performance of Mozart’s Idomeneo with the ensemble Concerto Köln, likewise with Nagano conducting.

Prégardien is one of the most renowned and sought-after Evangelists in the Passions of J. S. Bach; in early 2019, he will make his second CD recording of the St Matthew Passion (with Bach Collegium Japan and Masaaki Suzuki). In November 2018 he will teach a master class on the subject of the St John Passion in collaboration with McGill University, the Montreal Bach Festival, the Université de Montréal, and the Conservatoire de Musique.

In his career, Julian Prgardien lays particular emphasis on Lied recitals along with chamber music projects. In the course of the 2018/2019 season, Prégardien will perform Lied recitals with pianists such as Kristian Bezuidenhout, Martin Helmchen, Eric le Sage, and Lars Vogt.

Prégardien has launched the media platform P.RHÉI, a multimedia editorial project that throws new light on the performance history and practice of Schubert’s Winterreise. The project includes a recording of Hans Zender’s orchestral version of Winterreise, to be released on the Alpha Classics label in 2018.

In November 2017, Julian Prégardien was appointed Professor of Voice at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich. He is a member of the Schumann Network and a patron of Canto elementar, a programme that actively supports children’s singing activities in Kindergärten.

Omer Klein

Pianist and composer Omer Klein has been called “an international star” by Der Spiegel. He creates original, exciting, and highly personal music, which was described by the New York Times as “borderless”. Süddeutsche Zeitung declared that “Klein shows with his speed, touch, refinement and creativity, that he belongs to the small group of master pianists.”

Klein’s 7th album as a leader, Sleepwalkers, will be released in February 2017 and will mark his debut album on Warner Music. He has toured worldwide leading the Omer Klein Trio, with Haggai Cohen Milo on bass and Amir Bresler on drums, and as a solo pianist.

Omer Klein grew up in Israel, where he is considered “One of the most fascinating artists that have emerged from this country in the last decade” (City Mouse, Tel Aviv). He studied at the New England Conservatory in Boston with Danilo Perez and continued his studies in New York with Fred Hersch.

Omer quickly became a notable member of the NYC jazz scene. He later moved to Germany, where he currently lives. Klein’s 2015 trio album, Fearless Friday, increased his popularity significantly, and was called “one of the most rewarding piano trio releases of recent years” by All About Jazz.

Omer Klein is a Steinway Artist.

Miki Kekenj

Eugène Michelangeli

Eugène Michelangeli was born in France. He began his study of the harpsichord as a child at the music school of Dieppe, where he was awarded the Médaille d’or in 1995. Thereafter he continued his training at the Conservatoire National de Région de Boulogne-Billancourt, where he earned the first prize for harpsichord and basso continuo in 1998. In 2002, Eugène Michelangeli concluded his studies with Gordon Murray at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna with the degree of Magister Artium.

Alongside teaching assignments at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, as well as the Art University in Graz , Michelangeli also pursues an intense domestic and international concert career. He has appeared as a chamber musician at festivals including the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Festival, the Styriarte in Graz and the Italia Mia Festival in Vienna, as well as in a soloist capacity at the Bach Week in Thüringen.

As a member of the European Union Baroque Orchestra during its 2000 and 2003 seasons, he played as a soloist and a continuo player under the direction of Paul Goodwin, Roy Goodman and Lars Ulrik Mortensen in places such as Amsterdam (Concertgebouw), Stuttgart (Liederhalle), London, Brussels, Hannover and Riga. He has appeared as a guest performer in numerous opera productions (including at the Festival d’Ambronay, the Bonn Opera, the Teatro Real Madrid, the Vienna Festival and the International Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt).


International Song Competition »Das Lied« | Final & Ceremony

3.00 pm – approx. 8.00 pm, Marguerre-Saal

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Special Concert | Christian Gerhaher

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Heidelberg Music Conference

Thu, 15 – Fri 16 November, 2018

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