(05.12.18) Alumni of the Lied Academy celebrate successes at the National German Singing Competition: Soprano Theresa Pilsl, scholarship holder of the Lied Academy 2018, was awarded the prize of the Walter Kaminsky Foundation amounting to 2,500 euros. Tenor Julian Habermann (photo), scholarship holder of the Lied Academy 2017, received the prize of the Rosenbaum Foundation for the particularly convincing performance of an aria from the Baroque to the Viennese Classical period in the amount of 2,500 euros. Daniel Gerzenberg, scholarship holder of the Lied Academy 2018, received the pianist prize of 2,000 euros.
(09.10.18) Mezzo-soprano Esther Valentin from Heidelberg, alumna of the Lied Academy 2014, has won the 1st prize at the International Schubert Competition Dortmund. Her piano partner Anastasia Grishutina was awarded the prize for the best Lied pianist. Congratulations!
(18.09.18) With the album »Frage«, which will be released in autumn 2018, Christian Gerhaher begins the complete recording of all of Robert Schumann’s Lieder. The project entitled »Alle Lieder« will comprise 10 CDs, which will be released by Sony Classical in 2020 as a complete edition. Co-production partners are the Bayerischer Rundfunk and the International Song Centre. Learn more »
(19.09.18) The 2018 Lied Academy focused on Franz Schubert among other Lied composers. The young singers intensively studied his songs under the direction of Thomas Hampson. At Medici.tv, one of the largest classical music streaming services, the master class can now be watched here free of charge (registration required).
(21.09.18) The baritone Milan Siljanov, alumnus of the Lied Academy 2013, was awarded the 2nd prize and the audience prize in the vocal category at the 67th ARD Music Competition. Congratulations! Since the 2018/19 season he has been a member of the Bavarian State Opera ensemble in Munich.
(07.08.18) Soprano Nadine Sierra, alumna of the Festival Akademie, has signed an exclusive contract with the traditional label Deutsche Grammophon. In 2011, she was one of the scholarship holders of the first year of the Lied Academy. The first album »There’s a place for us« with works by American composers will be released on August 24, one day before Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday.
(03.05.18) Design Thinking, creative freedom and room for weirdoes – this is what the »Lab« of »Frühling« wants, which went into its second round in 2018. This temporary »think tank« on the future of the music world once again brought together ten young cultural professionals from various disciplines. The first projects can be experienced in festival 2019.
(30.05.18) After singers and pianists of the Young Artist Platform of the Oxford Lieder Festival were invited to the Heidelberger Frühling in 2018, the return visit will take place in the autumn: On October 14 Ema Nikolovska, alumna of the Lied Academy, Ammiel Bushakevitz, mentor of the Lied Academy, and Johann Kristinsson, 3rd prize winner of the International Song Competition DAS LIED 2017 will perform in Oxford.