Jongsoo Yang

Jongsoo Yang, a young bass, studied from 2016 to 2019 Konzertexamen with Prof. Reginaldo Pinheiro and at the same time sang as a member of the Freiburg Opera Studio. From 2017 to 2019 he was a member of the ensemble at the Theater Freiburg and sang the roles of Masetto in “Don Giovanni” and Colline in “La Bohème” among others. Jongsoo completed his bachelor and LOK (Lied Oratorio Konzert) master studies with Prof. Peter Maus at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK, 2011-2016). While studying at UdK he made his opera debut singing Pantalon from “Commedia dell’arte” and Simone from “La finta semplice” by Mozart. Moreover, he worked intensively with Prof. Peter Maus on concert repertoire singing various cantatas and oratorios in numerous churches in Berlin such as Haydn’s Creation with Junge Ensemble under the direction of Frank Markowitsch as part of a communication project of IASS Potsdam on nature and culture. He performed the Concert for the Nations in 2015 broadcast live on the internet. Additionally, he had extensive Lied lessons in Berlin: German songs with Prof. Eric Schneider and Liana Vlad, Russian songs with Prof. Sayali Dadas and contemporary Lied repertoire with Prof. Axel Bauni. He was a semifinalist at the International Music Competition in Montreal and during his studies he was a scholarship holder of the Oscar und Vera Ritter Stiftung and Paul Hindemith Gesellschaft.

Lars Conrad

Lars Conrad was born in 1996 in Hamm, Germany. He began his vocal training with Tjark Baumann at the local music school. When he was still in school, he began studying voice at the HfM Detmold with Markus Köhler and Lied with Manuel Lange. After his graduation in 2014, he switched to the HMT Leipzig to study his Bachelor with Berthold Schmid, which he concluded with great success in summer 2018. He also studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Rudolf Piernay.

He attended Masterclasses with Roman Trekel, Christine Schäfer, Edith Wiens and Peter Schreier. He also worked privately with Michael Volle. Operatic Roles include Willi Graf in Davies “Kommilitonen”, Nepomuk in “La Grande Duchesse de Gerolstein” by Offenbach, Journalist in „Lulu“ and Cesare in Händels „Giulio Cesare in Egitto“. He performed in the HMT Leipzig as well as in theatres Görlitz, Nordhausen, Dessau and Leipzig. He is a memeber of the festivals “Winter in Schwetzingen” opera studio, where he will perform under the direction of Christina Pluhar in “Die getreue Alceste” by Schürmann. He worked with directors Lotte de Beer, Matthias Oldag and Steffen Piontek. Conductors include Matthias Foremny, Ulrich Kern, Ulf Schirmer and Peter Schreier.

He worked intensively on his Lieder repertoire with Manuel Lange, Alexander Schmalcz, Ian Burnside and Eric Schneider, with whom he did several recitals. He was a member of the Schubert-Institut Baden bei Wien 2019 and will participate in the Lied Academy Heidelberger Frühling in 2020. Lars performed in the Thomaskirche Leipzig, the Gewandhaus zu Leipzig and in festivals such as the Bachfest Leipzig and the Schumannfestwoche. Additionally he gives concerts all over Germany. His oratorio repertoire reaches from Baroque to late Romantic music.

He was awarded 3rd Prize at the Helmut-Deutsch-Liedwettbewerb Vienna.

Liviu Holender

The Austrian Baritone Liviu Holender joins the Ensemble at Oper Frankfurt from the beginning of the 2019/2020 season, during which he can be heard as Leone in Tamerlano,Moralès/Dancaïro in Carmen, Masetto in Don Giovanni and Marullo in Rigoletto. Furthermore he will debut as Silvano (Un ballo in maschera) under Zubin Mehta at Teatro alla Scala di Milano. Since the 2017/2018 season he has been a member of the ensemble of the Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz in Munich, where he has appeared as Count Eberbach in Lortzing’s Der Wildschütz, Papageno (Die Zauberflöte), Guglielmo (Così fan tutte), Schaunard (La bohème) and Hans Scholl in Udo Zimmermann’s Die weiße Rose. He also appeared as Marullo at the Bregenz Festival 2019, as Silvio (Pagliacci) and Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) at the National Opera Bucharest. As a participant in the Young Singers Project, Liviu Holender sang Papageno in Die Zauberflöte für Kinder (The magic flute for children) at the Salzburg Festival 2018. In the 2018/2019 season he sang Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra under Frederic Chaslin. With pianist Matthias Fletzberger Liviu Holender appeared in recitals at the Niederösterreichische Serenade Concerts, Philharmonic of Sofia.  Liviu Holender studied piano at the Vienna Conservatory and clarinet at the University of Music. Since 2013 he has had singing lessons with Karlheinz Hanser at the Vienna Music University.

Jeeyoung Lim

Bass-baritone Jeeyoung Lim was born in Seoul, South Korea, January 21st, 1993. He studied at the Korea National University of Arts where he studied under the tutelage of Prof. Hans (Hyunsoo) Choi, Hyuk Lee, and So Young Lee. He is currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik under the tutelage of Prof. Scot Weir and Prof. Wolfram Rieger. He has appeared in Operas such as “Don Giovanni”, “Le nozze di Figaro” by W.A.Mozart, “La Bohème” by G. Puccini, also Oratorios such as “Elijah” by F.Mendelssohn, “Die Schöpfung” by J.Haydn, and “Ein deutsches Requiem” by J.Brahms. He was also a member of the Lieder group, “Musicamia”, with whom he gave numerous recitals. He has worked with conductors such as Carlo Palleschi, Hong Su Kim, and Chi-Young Jung. Jeeyoung Lim has won numerous prizes such as: Prize for Most Promising Future Talent at the Das Lied International Song Competition, 1st place at the Korean Music Association Competition, 2nd place at the Music Education Competition, 3rd place at the Ewhwa-Gyeonghyang competition, and has been a finalist at the 30 ème Concours International de Chant de Marmande. Aside from singing on stage, Jeeyoung Lim is the founder/organizer of the Facebook page “Lied World”. He has founded this page to make German song popular in Korea. He introduces lesser-known songs to the public and also his own interpretation, and thoughts about the piece. Jeeyoung Lim is a recipient of the Verein Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Berlin e.V..

Ludwig Mittelhammer

German baritone Ludwig Mittelhammer received an early musical training as a boy soprano at the renowned Tölzer Boys Choir. From 2009-2015, he studied at the Musikhochschule in Munich with Frieder Lang and Michelle Breedt. In addition, he participated in masterclasses with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Brigitte Fassbaender and Edith Wiens.

After having won the first prize at the International Hugo Wolf Song Competition in Stuttgart in October 2014, Mr Mittelhammer became a member of Frankfurt Opera in the 2015/16 season and at Nürnberg Opera from 2016-2018. His operatic roles include Nardo (La Finta Giardiniera), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Danilo (Die lustige Witwe), Schaunard (La Bohème), Papageno (Magic Flute) and Dr Falke (Die Fledermaus).

Concert engagements in recent seasons include performances with Bamberger Symphoniker, Munich Radio Orchestra, a tour with Concerto Köln (St. Matthew Passion), Mahler songs with the Orchestre de Paris under Jaap van Zweden, and Schumann’s ‘Paradies und die Peri’ with the Swedish Radio Symphony under Daniel Harding.

Highlights of the 2018/19 season included his debut as Harlekin in ‚Ariadne auf Naxos‘ and a concert of Gustav Mahler’s „Songs of a Wayfarer“ with the Cleveland Orchestra under Franz Welser-Möst, Haydn’s Nelson Mass with Orquesta Nacional de España under David Afkham, concerts with Zurich Sing-Akademie, as well as a European tour with Collegium Vocale Gent and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin.

Devoted to the Art of Lieder, Mr Mittelhammer made his recital debuts at London Wigmore Hall and Cologne Philharmonie in 2017. In the last season, he has given a number of song recitals together with his pianist Jonathan Ware at Essen Philharmonie, Munich Bayerischer Rundfunk, Kissinger Sommer Festival and at the Auditori in Barcelona, among others.

His first solo album with songs by Schubert, Medtner and Wolf has been released with Berlin Classics in June 2019.

Special Concert | Christian Gerhaher

In cooperation with Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg

Spem in alium »Multiple Voices«

4.00 pm – 0.00 am

Admission free

Nice’n’Easy: Thomas Quasthoff

We thank
Heidelberger Volksbank

CHANGE OF CAST | Konstantin Krimmel & Doriana Tchakarova (instead of Georg Nigl & Olga Pashchenko)

Baritone Konstantin Krimmel and pianist Doriana Tchakarova step in for Georg Nigl who fell ill at short notice and his pianist Olga Pashchenko.

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg

If you choose to buy tickets for five different events of our »Neuland.Lied«-series by telephone you will recieve 25% discount. Call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44. This discount is not available online.

Opening Matinee Neuland.Lied with Benjamin Appl

In cooperation with Universität Heidelberg

If you choose to buy tickets for five different events of our »Neuland.Lied«-series by telephone you will recieve 25% discount. Call us from Mo – Fri from 10 am to 6 pm: 0049 (0)6221 – 584 00 44. This discount is not available online.