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Prizes and Engagements of Students and Graduates

Prizes, Scholarships, Jobs and Engagements

ACCORDION

2021

Marius Staible (Klasse Prof. C. Buder): 1st prize at the international accordion competition in Vilnius (Lithuania), 2nd prize in the category "Soloist" at the 58th international accordion competition in Klingenthal as well as the Hans und Eugenia Jütting Stiftung scholarship
 

2018

Neža Torkar (alumna, Prof. I. Koval): 1st prize at the international accordion competition in Pula (Croatia) in the category chamber music together with cellist Romana Fimbera as well as a 2nd prize at the international accordion competition in Klingenthal, in the category chamber music as well as a 1st prize and two special prizes at the international accordion competiton in Castelfidardo (Italy) in the category Ensemble Classic as "Duo Accellorandom" with cellist Romana Simbera


2017

Neža Torkar (Prof. I. Koval): 1st prize as well as special prize for the best interpretation of the compulsory piece "Tres Nocturnos" by Francisco Jose Dominguez at the "Arrasate Akkordeonwettbewerb" in Spain as well as 3rd prize at the 54. international accordion competition in Klingenthal in the category IV (soloists)

Daniel Roth (Prof. I. Koval): 1st prize in the category Young Musicians Competition at the international chamber music competition in Val Tidone (Italy) as Duo con:trust with Marius Staible as well as 3rd prize at the 54. international accordion competition in Klingenthal in the category V (chamber music) as Duo con:trust with Marius Staible

Marius Staible (Prof. C. Buder): 1st prize in the category Young Musicians Competition at the international chamber music competition in Val Tidone (Italy) as Duo con:trust with Daniel Roth as well as 3rd prize at the 54. international accordion competition in Klingenthal in the category V (chamber music) as Duo con:trust with Daniel Roth


2016

Nicolae Gutu (Prof. I. Koval): 3rd prize in the category "Virtuose Unterhaltungsmusik" at the 53. international accordion competition in Klingenthal, 2nd prize at the international accordion competition in Val Tidone (Italy) as well as3rd prize at the international accordion competition in Rosseto degli Abruzzi (Italy)

Leo Herzog (Prof. I. Koval): 2nd prize in the category "soloists" at the 53.  international accordion competition in Klingenthal

Toni Leuschner (Prof. I. Koval): 3rd prize at the international accordion competition in Sofia (Bulgaria) as Duo with Danny Leuschner

Neža Torkar (Prof. I. Koval): 1st prize in the category soloists as well as 2nd prize in the category chamber music at the 41. international accordion competition in Pula (Croatia)

EARLY MUSIC

2021

Sangmi Choi (Klasse Prof. B. Klapprott): 2nd prize at the international coir competition "Prix Annelie de Man" in Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Martin Knörzer, baroque violoncello (alumus Prof. Reimers & Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 1st prize as well as special award for the best interpretation of a composition of Ferdinand Ries with his "Trio Egmont" at the historical instruments competition "Beethoven in seiner Zeit" in Siegburg


2017

Eszter Szedmák, cembalo (Prof. B. Klapprott): 2nd prize at the Concorso Internazionale di Clavicembalo Milano as well as Deutschlandstipendium of the HfM supported by Grand Hotel Russischer Hof

Friederike Vollert, recorder (Prof. Myriam Eichberger): EUBO Development trust prize as "most promising European candidate" at the international competition "Musica Antiqua" 2017 in Brügge


2016

Friederike Vollert, Blockflöte (Klasse Prof. Myriam Eichberger):  Deutschlandstipendium of the HfM supported by the Carin Riesen Stiftung and 2nd prize at the 7th Blockflöten-Festival Nordhorn in the category "Student at a music university and professional recorder players"


2015

Leopold Nicolaus, baroque violin (Nadja Zwiener): 2nd prize as well as audience award at the 15th Biagio Marini competition 2014 in Neuburg together with Claudius Kamp (recorder and baroque bassoon) and Chriss Berenson (cembalo)

Damian Poloczek, cembalo (Prof. Bernhard Klapprott): Deutschlandstipendium of the HfM supported by the Ernst-Abbe-Foundation

Friederike Vollert, recorder (Prof. Myriam Eichberger): Deutschlandstipendium of the HfM supported by the Ernst-Freiberger-Stiftung as well as a scholarship of the Hans und Eugenia Jütting Foundation

CONDUCTING AND OPERA COACHING

2022

Henri Christofer Aavik (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): 2nd prize at the 5th Evgeni Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Monte-Carlo (Monaco)

Vitali Alekseenok (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): musical director at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf) from the 2022/23 season

Lucia Birzer (Alumna Prof. J. Puschbeck): Choir director with conducting duties at the Theater Hof from season 2022/23 (permanent engagement) as well as successful selection conducting for the support program Forum Dirigieren of the German Music Council

Leonie Bulenda (Prof. U. Vogel): guest contract as correpetitor at the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar for the production of the opera Samson by Joachim Raff

Martijn Dendievel (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Proms Round Award at the 1st International Conducting Competition in Rotterdam (Netherlands)

Simon Edelmann (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Successful selection conducting for the support program Forum Dirigieren of the German Music Council

David Fernandez Caravaca (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Successful selection conducting for the support program Forum Dirigieren of the German Music Council

Clemens Fieguth (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): 2nd Musical Director at the Theater Erfurt from season 2022/23 

Louis Fourie (Prof. T. Steinhöfel & Prof. U. Vogel): Assistant of the Choir Director at the Theater Dortmund from September 2022 (permanent employment)

Marie Jacquot (Alumna Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Chief conductor of the Royal Danish Theatre Copenhagen from the 2024/25 season

Mauro Mariani (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Conductor of the Orchestre Universitaire de Strasbourg

Tobias Meichsner (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): solo correpetitor and conductor at the Landestheater Salzburg (permanent employment)

Harry Ogg (Alumnus Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Musical director at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein (Düsseldorf) from the 2022/23 season

Friedrich Praetorius (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): 1st prize at the 10th Competition for Opera Conductors in Orvieto (Italy), Conductor at the Deutsche Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar from the 2022/23 season as well as assistant of Marc Albrecht at the production of Franz Schreker's Der Schatzgräber at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Martin Rajna (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Successful selection conducting for the support program Forum Dirigieren of the German Music Council

Lea Ray (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): successful conducting audition for the Orchestra Academy 2022/23 of the Bergische Symphoniker

Karo van der Sanden (Prof. H.-C. Steinhöfel): choir correpetitor (opera choir / children's choir / youth choir) at the Volksoper Wien from August 2022 (permanent engagement) als well as temporary contract as solo correpetitor at the Theater Gera/Altenburg

Eric Staiger (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Conductor of the KHG Orchester Freiburg (Orchestra of the Catholic College Community) 


2021

Henri Christofer Aavik (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): 1st prize at the 8th International Jorma Panula Conducting Competition in Vaasa (Finnland) as well as scholarshop of the Forum Dirigieren of the German Music Council 

Vitali Alekseenok (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): 1st prize at the 11th „Arturo Toscanini“ International Conducting Competition in Parma (Italy) as well as musical director and conductor of the Kharkiv Music Festival in Ukraine

Felix Bender (Alumnus Klasse Prof. G. Kahlert, Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. A. Bramall): musical director of the Theather of the city Ulm from season 2021/22

Leonie Bulenda (Klasse Prof. U. Vogel): internship as solo correpetitor at the Theater Chemnitz and the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie

Chanmin Chung (Alumnus Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): conductor and assistant musical director at the Theater Aachen from season 2021/22

Martijn Dendievel (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): winner of the first Conductors‘ Academy of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich (Switzerland) as well as finalist at the Donatella-Flick-Dirigierwettbewerb in London as well as at the 1st international conducting competition in Rotterdam (Netherlands) as well as 1st prize at the Deutscher Dirigentenpreis in Cologne as well as part of the list „Maestros von Morgen“ (maestros of tomorrow) of the Dirigentenforum of the Deutschen Musikrat

Lukas Gebelein (Klasse Prof. J. Puschbeck): musical director of the Singakademie Suhl

Anna Handler (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): assistant for Kirill Petrenko at the Berliner Philharmoniker for Tschaikowsky's Opera Mazeppa 

Tobias Meichsner (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): 2nd prize at the 11th conducting competition at the middlegerman musicuniversities with the MDR Sinfonieorchester as well as a guest treaty as correpititor for the opera Electric Saint at the Deutsches National theater Weimar

Giuseppe Mengoli (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): personal assistant of Lorenzo Viotti at the Netherland Philharmony and the National Opera Amsterdam for the season 2021/22

Claudio Novati (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): musical director and corepetitior at the Landestheather & Bruckner-Ochster Linz at the season 2021/22 as well as part of the list „Maestros von Morgen“ (maestros of tomorrow) of the Dirigentenforum of the Deutschen Musikrat

Friedrich Praetorius (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): 1st prize at the 11th conducting competition at the middlegerman musicuniversities with the MDR Sinfonieorchester, scholarship of the Dirigentenforum of the Deutscher Musikrat as well as 1st prize and orchestra prize at the 1st international conducting competition at the university Almería (Spain)

David Preil (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): scholarship of the Dirigentenforum of the Deutscher Musikrat

Eric Staiger (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): assistant producer of Offenbach's Hoffmanns Erzählungen at the Gärtnerplatz Theater Munich

Annabelle Weinhart (Klasse Prof. J. Puschbeck): musical director of the university chior of the Technical University Chemnitz as well as 3rd prize and special prize at the 2nd international competition for choral conductors Romano Gandolfi in Parma (Italy)

Tobias Wögerer (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): assistant at the production of Janáček's Das schlaue Füchslein at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich


2020

Dominik Beykirch (Alumnus Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet, Prof. G. Kahlert und M. Hoff): general music director of the Deutsche Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar from season 2020/21

Tung-Chieh Chuang (Alumnus Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und M. L. Frank): general music director of the Bochumer Symphoniker from the season 2021/22 as well as artistic director of the Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr

Willanny Darias (Klasse Prof. U. Vogel): correpetitior of the musical Cabaret at the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar for the season 2020/21 as well as a engagement as solo correpetitior at the stages of the city Gera/Altenburg since January 2021 

Simon Edelmann (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): successful conducting audition for the scholarship of the Ernst-Boehe-Akademie of the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

Valentin Egel (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): general music director at the Kroatische Nationaltheater Rijeka

Anna Handler (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): Maria-Ladenburger sponsorship award for music of the Cusanuswerk as well as a scholarship of the Bergischen Symphoniker Remscheid/Solingen

Claudio Novati (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet, Prof. E. Wycik, Prof. H.-C. Steinhöfel & Prof. U. Vogel): solo correpetitor at the Landestheater Linz / Bruckner Orchester Linz from season 2020/21

Harry Ogg (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): 3rd Prize at the 6th conductor`s competition The Mahler Competition of the Bamberger Symphoniker

David Preil (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet, Prof. E. Wycik & Prof. H.-C. Steinhöfel): correpetitor at the Junge Ensemble der Staatsoper Dresden from season 2020/21

Friedrich Praetorius (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet, Prof. E. Wycik & Prof. U. Vogel): musical assistent and correpetitor at the opera "Der satanarchäolügenialkohöllische Wunschpunsch" at the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar for the season 2020/21

Julian Pontus Schirmer (Klasse Prof. E. Wycik und Prof. N. Pasquet): scholarship of the Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank-Stiftung for the season 2021–2023


2019

Lukas Baumann (Prof. J. Puschbeck): assistant and voice trainer at the Windsbacher Knabenchor

Manuel Bethe (Alumnus Prof. J. Puschbeck und Prof. N. Pasquet): choirmaster of the choir of the Meininger Staatstheaters

Arturo del Bo (H.-Chr. Steinhöfel): correpetitor and conductor at the Theater Regensburg

Martijn Dendievel (Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): Louis-Spohr-Förderpreis as well as audience award at the 25th international Louis-Spohr-Wettbewerb in Kassel, Franz Liszt Price2019 of the friends and supporter of the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar

Valentin Egel (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): 1st prize at the Campus Dirigieren of the german music universties in Nuernberg as well as part of the list "Maestros von morgen" of the Deutscher Musikrat

Diego Etxebarria (Alumnus Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. G. Kahlert): 1st conductor of the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie at the Theater Chemnitz from season 2019/20

Niklas Hoffmann (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): Allegretto Zilina Festival Prize 2019 in Zilina (Slovakia) for conducting Slovak Sinfonietta

Gábor Hontvári (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): 1st conductor and vice GMD at the Main-Franken-Theater Würzburg as well as 2nd prize and audience award at the Campus Dirigieren competition of the der german music universities in Nuernberg

Marie Jacquot (Alumna Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): Ernst-von-Schuch-Priceof the Ernst-von-Schuch-Stiftung (Dresden)

Alexander Letsch (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): prize at the 25th International Louis-Spohr-Wettbewerb in Kassel

Claudio Novati (Prof. N. Pasquet, Prof. E. Wycik und Prof. H.-Chr. Steinhöfel): correpetitor and conductor at the Theater Heidelberg, successful audition for the Dirigentenforum of the Deutscher Musikrat and DAAD prize 2019 as well as 2nd prize at the 10th conducting competition of the german music universities 2019

Harry Ogg (Prof. N. Pasquet und Prof. E. Wycik): associate Conductor der und Musikalischer Assistent des Gürzenich-Kapellmeisters beim Gürzenich-Orchester Köln associate conductor of the Welsh National Opera Cardiff and musical assistant of the Gürzenich-Kapellmeisters at the Gürzenich-Orchester in Cologne

Robin Portune (Prof. T. Steinhöfel und Prof. U. Vogel): correpetitor and conductor at the Staatsoperette Dresden

Outi Rajamäki (Alumna Prof. U. Vogel): correpetitor at the Finnish National Opera

Emanuel Winter (Prof. U. Vogel): correpetitior and assistant of the choirmaster at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar (permanent employment)

Tobias Wögerer (Klasse Prof. N. Pasquet & Prof. E. Wycik): 1st prize at the 10th conducting competition of the german music universities 2019

BASSOON

2022

Álvaro Rodríguez Calero (Prof. F. Forst): successful audition for the position of 2nd bassoon with contrabassoon at the Thüringer Symphoniker Rudolstadt (permanent employment)

Giovanni Costa (Prof. F. Forst): successful audition for the substitute list of the stage orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milano 

Jisu Jeon (Prof. F. Forst): Gewonnenes Probespiel als Solo-Fagottistin der Anhaltischen Philharmonie Dessau (Festanstellung) 

Yung-Hao Yang (Prof. F. Forst): prize winner of the International Concert Competition Winds in Brescia 2022 as well as internship at the Loh-Orchester Sondershausen in the season 2022/23
 

2021

Jisu Jeon (Prof. F. Forst): successful audition as deputy principal solo bassoon at the Philharmonisches Staatsorchesters Hamburg (temporary contract) and successful audition as solo bassoon at the Mittelsächsische Philharmonie (temporary contract)
 

2019

Dorothea Bastian (Prof. F. Forst): successful audition for an internship at the Loh-Orchester Sondershausen

Lampros-Ioannis Lapinas (Prof. F. Forst): successful audition for the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (permanent employment)

Álvaro Rodríguez Calero (Prof. F. Forst): successful audition for an internship at the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester
 

2017

Lampros Lapinas (Prof. F. Forst): bassoon at the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (annual contract)

Laia Magri Pont (alumna Klasse Prof. F. Forst): lecturer for contrabassoon and bassoon as subsidiary subject at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona

Kyoko Morooka (Prof. F. Forst): bassoon at the orchestra Plovdiv in Bulgaria (permanent employment)

Adrian von Oppeln-Bronikowski (Prof. F. Forst): part of the orchestra academy of the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock from season 2017/18

Jin Wang (Prof. F. Forst): substitute at the Jenaer Philharmonie

 

FLUTE

2022

Chia-Yu Hsu (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): member of the orchestra of the Berlin Opera Academy in summer 2022

Martha Flamm (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): successful audition as 2nd flute with piccolo flute at the Staatsorchester Kassel (permanent engagement)

Cassandra Slater (Prof. A. Garzuly-Wahlgren): successful audition as solo flute at the Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin and 2nd prize at the International Dutch Flute Competition

Pauline Turillo (Prof. A. Garzuly-Wahlgren): solo piccolo at the MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig (temporary contract)


2021

Hannah Bernitt (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): part of the Orchesterakademie of the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock as well as 2nd prize at the Orchestral Competition of the Tampere Flute Fest (Finnland)

Martha Flamm (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): successful audition as assistant solo flute and 2nd and 3rd flute at the Hofer Symphoniker (temporary contract)


2020

Alma Cermak (center of highly gifted students, B. Plag & A. Cuchal): 3rd prize in the second category (15 to 17 years) at the international ONLINE competition for young flute players 2020 and 2nd prize at the intern competition of the music school Schloss Belvedere

Lina Kochskämper (center of highly gifted students, B. Plag & A. Cuchal): 3rd prize in the second category (15 to 17 years) at the international ONLINE competition for young flute players 2021

Konstantinos Margaris (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): 2nd chair with piccolo flute at the Athens Philharmonia Orchestra from season 2020/21 and DAAD-Prize 2020 of the HfM

Lauren Wischnewski (center of highly gifted students, B. Plag & A. Cuchal): 3rd prize in the first category (to 14 years) at the international ONLINE competition for young flute players 2020


2019

Anna Cuchal (geb. Jakubcova, Alumna Prof. W. Hase): successful audition for solo flute at the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt

Martha Flamm (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): successful audition as 3rd/1st flute at the Beethovenorchester Bonn (temporary contract)

Leonardo Hernández (Prof. W. Hase): successful audition for solo flute at the Staatskapelle Weimar (temporary contract)

Su Kyung Jang (Prof. U.-D. Schaaff): participation at the 44th German-Nordic orchestra week of the German-Nordic-Youth Philharmonic in Berlin as well as successful audition for a internship at the MDR Sinfonieorchester Leipzig as 2nd flute with piccolo

Lina Kochskämper (center of highly gifted students, B. Plag): 2nd prize at the intern music competition of the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students of the HfM

SINGING

2022

Farida Tamer Abubakr, soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): 3rd prize at the Concorso Internazionale die Esecuzione Musicale Giovani Musicisti – Città die Treviso

Joel Andreasson, baritone (Prof. M. Gehrke): 2nd prize of the 27th Lions Music Prize at District level 

Gustavo Eda, tenor (Thuringia Opera Studio, Prof. M. Gehrke): member of the international opera elite studio at the Theater Lübeck

Simon Grindberg, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as Lehrbube in Richard Wagner's Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and scholarship of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Weimar e.V. 

Shuai Han, tenor (Alumnus Prof. S. Gohritz): permanent engagement als soloist at the Mittelsächsische Theater Freiburg

Jonathan Hartzendorf, tenor (U. Schenker-Primus): permanent engagement as Tenor (Solo) at the Landestheater Linz (Austria)

Anna Harvey, mezzo soprano (Alumna Prof. S. Gohritz): 1st prize at the Paris Opera Competition 2022 

Yohan Kim, bass (U. Schenker-Primus): permanent engagement as 2nd Bass at the Deutsche Oper Berlin 

Yu Yen Lai, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Staatsoper Hamburg

Changmin Lee, bass (W. Schenker-Primus): permanent engagement as 1st bass at the Theater Neustrelitz 

Catriona Morison, mezzo soprano (Alumna Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contracts as soloist at the Scottish Opera, Opera Perth, Wuppertaler Bühnen and the Staatsoper Hamburg

Thora Müller, soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): 1st prize at the Concorso Internazionale die Esecuzione Musicale Giovani Musicisti – Città die Treviso

Jongmin Park, Bass (Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contracts as a soloist at the Staatsoper Berlin and La Scala in Milano

Michael Rakotoarivony, baritone (Alumnus, Prof. S. Gohritz): permanent engagement as a soloist on stage at the Vienna State Opera

Felix Stöppler, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): 1st prize of the 27th Lions Music Prize at District level

Jasper Sung, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): member of the Thuringian Opera Studio and guest contracts as a soloist on stage at the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar 

Changhui Tan, baritone (Alumnus Prof. M. Gehrke): permanent engagement as a singer with solos at the choir of the Norske Opera Oslo

Pihla Terttunen, mezzosoprano (Alumna Thuringia Opera Studio, Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contracts as a soloist on stage at the Finnish National Opera Helsinki  

Nils Wanderer, Countertenor (Alumnus Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contracts as a soloist at the Staatsoper Hannover, the Opéra Lille and the Staatsoper Berlin


2021

Jungchan Ham, bass (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Theater Erfurt

Constantin Philippoff, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist at the Schlossfestspiele Ettlingen  

André Rabello, baritone (Prof. M. Gehrke): permanent engagement in the choir of the Bühnen der Stadt Gera 

Jasper Sung, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar

2020

Maia Andrews, soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): member of the Thuringian Opera Studio starting in season 2020/21

Gustavo Eda, tenor (Thüringer Opernstudio, Prof. M. Gehrke): Young People’s Prize at the Lauritz Melchior International Singing Competition 2020

Jungchan Ham, bass (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Theater Erfurt

Sukjoo Han, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Theater Erfurt

Su Yeon Kim, mezzo-soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Theater Nordhausen/Loh-Orchester Sondershausen

Jongmin Park, bass ( Prof. S. Gohritz): engagements at La Scala Milano in September and October 2020 as Ramfis (Aida), at the Opèra Rouen in September 2020 as Hermann (Tannhäuser) as well as ash the Teatro Real Madrid in 2021

Hayoung Ra, soprano (Thüringer Opernstudio / Prof. A. Schwanewilms): member of the opera studio of the Staatstheater Nürnberg

Hayoung Ra, soprano (Thüringer Opernstudio/Prof. A. Schwanewilms): member of the opera studio of the Staatstheater Nürnberg

André Rabello, baritone (Prof. M. Gehrke): member of the choir at the stages of the city Gera (temporary contract)

Michael Rakotoarivony, baritone (Prof. S. Gohritz): member of Young Singers Project 2020 of the Salzburger Festspiele as well part of the Opernstudio of the Wiener Staatsoper

Felix Stöppler, tenor (M. Gehrke): sponsorship award of the Walter-Kaminsky-Stiftung at the 49th Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin

Jasper Sung, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Theater Erfurt

Jegyung Jay Yang, soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): engagement at the stage Baden (Austria) as Violetta (La Traviata) in February and March 2021


2019

Vongani Bevula, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): scholarship of the Dräger Stiftung

Benedikt Blum, bass (Alumnus, Prof. S. Gohritz): member of the Vienna State Opera Choir Academy

Andrij Chakov, baritone (Prof. H.-J. Beyer): permanent engagement as a soloist on stage at the Oper Halle

Anastasiia Doroshenko, soprano (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as soloist on stage at the Theater Erfurt and at the Jenaer Philharmonie as well as a complete scholarship for the summer semester 2019 by Prof. Winfried Stöcker (Euroimmun)

Gustavo Eda, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as soloist on stage at the stages of the city Gera and part of the Thüringer Opernstudios 2019/20

Valquíria Gomes de Souza, coloratura soprano (Prof. M. Gehrke): permanent contract at the Coral da Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo as well as a complete scholarship for the summer semester 2019 by Prof. Winfried Stöcker (Euroimmun)

Sukjoo Han, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as soloist on stage at the Jenaer Philharmonie

Yu Yen Lai, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Deutschen Nationaltheater Weimar

Rastislav Laliský, baritone (Prof. M. Gehrke): permanent engagement as a soloist on stage at the Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein in Flensburg

Cheng Li, tenor (Prof. G. Fischer): 3rd prize in the category song at the 54. International Antonin Dvorák Gesangswettbewerb at Carlsbad, Czech Republic

Zijian Liu, baritone (Prof. M. Gehrke): part of the international choir academy Lübeck, concert tour in China conducted by Tan Dun

Akine Matsumoto, soprano (Prof. M. Gehrke): special prize at the 35. Valsesia Musica International Voice Competition 2019

Giulia Montanari, coloratura soprano (Alumna, Prof. S. Gohritz): part of the Opernstudio NRW, permanent engagement as soloist on stage at the Aalto Musiktheater as well as Theater and Philharmonie Essen as well as a guest contract as soloist on stage at the Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar

Catriona Morison, mezzo-soprano (Alumna, Prof. S. Gohritz): artist secretary for the artist agency at the Gasteig, solo engagements at the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra as well at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Henry Neill, baritone (Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Opera North and the Linbury Theatre (Great Britain), the Opera pa Skäret (Sweden) as well as at the Opera National de Lorraine (France)

Constantin Philippoff, tenor (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as a soloist on stage at the Sorbisches National-Ensemble Bautzen

André Rabello, complete scholarship for the summer semester 2019 by Prof. Winfried Stöcker (Euroimmun)

Michael Rakotoarivony, baritone (Prof. S. Gohritz): 1st prize at the Concours d’opéra en Arles (France) as well as 3rd prize at the international singing competition "Das Lied" in Heidelberg together with Teodoro Oprisor as his piano accompaniment

Anna Maria Schmidt, soprano (Alumna, M. Zumbült): 1st prize at the 18th Lortzing-Gesangswettbewerb in Leipzig

Jolana Slavíková, soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): permanent engagement as a soloist on stage at the Staatsoperette Dresden

Changhui Tan, baritone (Prof. M. Gehrke): guest contract as soloist on stage at the stages of the city Gera and at the Jenaer Philharmonie

Anjelica Monje Torres, mezzo-soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): engagements at the Innsbruck Festival of Early Music 2019 as well as at Göttingen International Handel Festival 2020

Nils Wanderer, countertenor (Alumnus, Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contract as soloist at the Nederlandse Reisopera and at the London Symphony Orchestra and Choir at Barbican Centre London

Du Wang, tenor (alumni, Prof. M. Gehrke): permanent engagement as a soloist at the China National Opera and Dance Beijing

Jegiyang Yang, coloratura soprano (Prof. S. Gohritz): guest contract as soloist at the Lech Classic Festival as well as at the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra and the Stadttheater Baden

GUITAR

2022

Ioanna Kazoglou (Klasse Prof. R. Gallén): 1st prize at the International Guitar Competition Arroyo de la Luz (Spain)

Io Yamada (Klasse Prof. R. Gallén): 2nd prize and prize for the best interpretation of the obligatoy piece at the 22nd Concours International de Guitare d'Antony as well as 2nd prize at the 28th International Competition of Musical Performance for Guitar – City of Mottola (Italy) as well as 2nd prize at the Taiwan International Guitar Competition
 

2021

Silvia Kopácová (Prof. T. Müller-Pering): Märkisches Scholarship 2022 in the category "music"

Philipp Lang (Prof. R. Gallén): Franz Liszt Prize 2021 of the community of friends and supporters of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar

Yuki Saito (Prof. R. Gallén): 1st prize at the international guitar competition in Mottola (Italy), Sarajevo (Bosnia) and Tallinn (Estland) as well as 2nd prize and special prize at the international guitar competition in Szczecin (Poland), 2nd prize at the international guitar competition Michele Pittaluga in Alessandria (Italy) as well as 3rd prize at the international guitar competition in Madrid (Spain) and Houston (USA)

Sophie Schlaubitz (Prof. T. Müller-Pering): 3rd prize at the 1st International Ligita Competition Guitar Plus 1 at the Liechtensteiner Gitarrentage together with Clara Weise (Mandoline)

Lucija Štivčević (Prof. T. Müller-Pering): 1st prize and special award for the best interpretation of a classical piece at the 15th international Anna-Amalia guitar competition

Io Yamada (Prof. R. Gallén): 2nd prize at the international Forum Guitar Vienna Competition (Austria) as well as 2nd prize at the internationa guitar competition in Stuttgart as well as 3rd prize and „Leo Brouwer“-special prize at the 36th international guitar competition „Andrés Segovia“ in La Herradura (Spain)
 

2020

Valeriya Galimova (Prof. R. Gallén): 3rd prize at the international guitar competition Norba Caesarina in Cáceres (Spain)

Ollipekka Määttä (alumnus, Prof. R. Gallén): department head for plucking instruments at the municipal music school Chemnitz (permanent employment)

Priit Peterson (Prof. C. Spannhof): 3rd prize at the international Hannabach Competition for guitar
 

2019

David Antigüedad (R. Gallén): visiting professor at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de las Islas Baleares in Palma de Mallorca

Albrecht Bunk (Prof. T. Müller-Pering): teacher at the Robert-Schumann-Konservatorium in Zwickau

Erik Elias (Prof. T. Müller-Pering): teacher at the Kreismusikschule Saalfeld

Verena Helbig (K. Wolf): teacher at the Robert-Schumann-Konservatorium in Zwickau

Niklas Johansen (Prof. R. Gallén): 1st prize at the Volos international guitar festival as well as 3rd prize and audience award at the 20th International Biennial Guitar Competition at Kutná Hora (Czech Republic)

Ollipekka Määttä (Prof. R. Gallén): teacher at the municipal music school Chemnitz (permanent employment)

Yuki Saito (Prof. R. Gallén): 1st prize at the Veria international guitar festival (Greece), Presti-Lagoya (France), Melbourne (Australia), Omis (Croatia) and Elche (Spain), 2nd prize at the Qingdao international guitar festival (China), Volos (Greece), Roma Arilio Diaz (Italy) as well as Hommage to N. Paganini (Italy), 3rd prize at the Colorado international guitar festival (USA), Carry-le-Rouet (France) and Liechtenstein

Katja Wolf (Prof. T. Müller-Pering): assistant principal at the Robert-Schumann-Konservatoriums in Zwickau

FRENCH HORN

2022

Achille Fait (Klasse Prof. J. Brückner): 1st prize at the 57th International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen, 1st prize at the International Lieksa Brass Competition (Finnland) and successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Isabel Hunter (Prof. J. Brückner): Internship in the Göttingen Symphony Orchestra 

Leo Hümmler (Prof. J. Brückner): member of the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt

Juhye Kim (Prof. J. Brückner): french horn player at the Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester Hannover (temporary contract)

Joseph Longstaff (Prof. J. Brückner): successful auditions for the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and as french horn player at the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Margherita Lulli (Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as french horn player at the orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Damien Muller (Prof. J. Brückner): 3rd prize at the 57th International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen and successful audition for the Giuseppe Sinopoli Academy at the Staatskapelle Dresden

Nicolas Pérez (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition as solo french horn at the Brno Philharmonic Orchestra (Czech Republic)

Lida Ranta-Nikku (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Oulu Symphony Orchestra (Finnland)

Daniel Schimmer (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition as french horn player at the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester


2021

Valentin Eschmann (alumnus, Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as solo french horn at the Hungarian State Opera

Achille Fait (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO)

Christina Hambach (alumna, Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as 2nd french horn at the Münchner Philharmoniker 

Juhye Kim (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

David Küntzel (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for an internship at the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester

Joana Mateu (Prof. J. Brückner): horn substitut at the Oldenburgischen Staatsorchester (temporary contract)

Emanuel Jean-Petit-Matile (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the solo french horn at the Staatskapelle Weimar 

Damien Muller (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) as well as successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt 

Daniel Schimmer (Prof. J. Brückner): successful auditions for an internship at the orchestra of the Mainfranken Theater Würzburg and french horn player at the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester as well as at the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Paul Wolf (Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as solo french horn at the Badische Staatskapelle Karlsruhe


2020

Emily Farmer (Prof. J. Brückner): french horn player at the Berlin Opera Academy Orchestra 2020

Florian Gamberger (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Carlos Garre (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Joven Orquesta Nacional de España (JONDE)

Christina Hambach (alumna Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the 2nd french horn at the Münchner Philharmoniker

Sarah Schirmaier (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for a internship at the Nordwestdeutschen Philharmonie Herford


2019

David Coral (Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as low french horn at the Dresdner Philharmonie

Maris Evelons (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Lettische Nationale Sinfonieorchester

Simao Fronseca (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for an internship at the Theater Nordhausen/Loh-Orchester Sondershausen

Samuel Gassert (center of highly gifted students, R. Wappler): 3rd prize at the intern music competition of the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students of the HfM

Amy Greutjens (Prof. J. Brückner): substitution contract at the Bochumer Symphonikern

Hanna Guirten (Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as solo french horn at the Noord Nederlands Orkest Groningen as well as a successful trial as solo french horn at the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Margherita Lulli (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the 3rd/5th french horn at the Orchester der Deutschen Oper Berlin

Peter McNeill (Prof. J. Brückner): RCS Governors Prize of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow

William McNeill (Klasse Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Damien Muller (Prof. J. Brückner): invitation to the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO)

Ona Ramos Master (Prof. J. Brückner): part of the der Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra 2019

Daniel Schimmer (Prof. J. Brückner): successful audition for the Baltic Sea Philharmonic

Mees Vos (Prof. J. Brückner): successful probation period as solo french horn at the Weimarer Staatskapelle (permanent employment) as well as part of the Budapest Festival Orchestra

Paul Wolf (Klasse Prof. J. Brückner): solo french horn at the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg

CHAMBER MUSIC

2022

Marius Staible and Daniel Roth (Prof. C. Buder): Franz Liszt Prize of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar for the accordeon duo con:trust 
 

2021

Weimarer Flötenquartett (Prof. A. Garzuly-Wahlgren): 3rd prize at the 19th international „Friedrich Kuhlau“ flute competition for Mareike Friedel, Leonardo Hernandez, Cassandra Slater and Santiago Acosta Velasco


2019

Stuttgarter Kammerduo: 3rd prize at the International Anton Rubinstein Competition in Duesseldorf for Sebastian Fritsch, violoncello (Prof. W. E. Schmidt) and Rosa-Katharina Wember, violin (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn)


2018

Ivan Galić, piano (Prof. C. W. Müller) and Katarina Kutnar, violin (Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn): 1st prize at the Darko Lukić Competition in Croatia

Yuna Ha, Violine (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): violin (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): 1st prize and three special prices at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition with her "Esmé Quartet"

Neža Torkar, accordion (Prof. I. Koval): 1st prize at the international accordion competition in Pula (Croatia) in the category chamber music together with Romana Fimbera on violoncello as well as 2nd prize at the international accordion competition in Klingenthal, in the category chamber as well as 1st prize and two special prices at the international accordion competition in Castelfidardo (Italy) in the category Ensemble Classic as "Duo Accellorandom" with Romana Simbera on violoncello

Stringente Quartett (center of highly gifted students, B. Hartmann): 1st prize with special honor at the 13th international Ars Nova competition in Triest

Trio Illimitato (center of highly gifted students): 1st prize at the international competition Concertino Praga 2018 in the category Trio for Johanna Schneegans, recorder (K. Schumann), Matteo Hornig, guitar (Prof. J. Rost) and Arnold Maklezow, accordion (Prof. C. Buder)

CLARINET

2022

Tamara Steinmetz (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audtition for the solo clarinet at the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim 


2021

Jonathan Groß (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audtition for the solo clarinet at the Niederbayerische Philharmonie Passau as well as succesfull audition for a Villa Musica scholarship

Annette Kruckow (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audtition as clarinet and bassclarinet at the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder

Julius Ockert (alumnus Prof. T. Johanns): solo clarinet of the Konzerthausorchester Berlin 

Veronika Pallach (Prof. T. Johanns): part of the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt 

Moritz Pettke (Prof. T. Johanns): solo bassclarinet at the Staatskapelle Dresden

Clarissa Marie Schmitt (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audtition fo a Villa Musica scholarship

Charlotte Skill (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audtition for clarinet and bassclarinet t the „Neue Lausitzer Philharmonie“ in Goerlitz (temporary contract) 

Tamara Steinmetz (Prof. T. Johanns): part of the orchestra academy of the symphonyorchestra of the Bayerischen Rundfunk as well as successful audtition for a Villa Musica scholarship

Gervasio Tarragona Valli (Prof. T. Johanns): 1st price at the Gran Premi Musical Luredia competition in Andorra

Tatjana Weller (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audition as clarinet and bass clarinet of the Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder


2020

Krisztián Halmos (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Halle


2019

Veronika Giesen (alumna, Prof. T. Johanns): lectureship for clarinet at the Bergischen Universität Wuppertal

Moritz Pettke (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audition for the Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie of the Staatskapelle Dresden

Clarissa Marie Schmitt (Prof. T. Johanns): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Komischen Oper Berlin

Gervasio Gaston Tarragona Valli (Prof. T. Johanns): 1st price and audience award  at the 30th Japanese Woodwinds Competition, 1st price at the Cluj International Music Competition in Romania, 2nd price at the Giacomo Mensi International Clarinet Competition, 3rd price at the competition Rencontres régionales et concours des anches simples de Toulouse as well as a price for the best interpretation of a piece written by Bohuslav Martinů at the Leoš Janáček International Competition in Brno (Czech)

PIANO

2022

Wilhelmine Freytag (Junior student Prof. G. Gruzman): Three-year monthly scholarship from the Hannelore Grabow Foundation
 

2021

Nicolas Absalom (Prof. C. W. Müller): 3rd price at the 2nd international „Carl Maria von Weber“ piano competition in Dresden

Can Çakmur (Prof. G. Gruzman): Young Artist of the Year of the ICMA as well as a Diapason d’Or for his new PrincipalCD Schwanengesang published by the label BIS

Dina Ivanova (alumna, Prof. G. Gruzman): one year Carl Bechstein Stiftung scholarship

Tamta Magradze (Prof. G. Otto): 2nd price at the International Paderewski Competition in Poland as well as 2nd price at the Great Maters International Piano Competition – Vladimir Horowitz Edition (online) as well as 2nd price and Liszt special price at the 5th La Palma d‘oro Piano Competition as well as finalist at the international Franz Liszt piano competition in Budapest (Hungary)

Lovre Marušić (Prof. G. Gruzman): 2nd price a the Cleveland International Piano Competition

Max Mostovetski (Prof. G. Gruzman): 2nd price at the 2nd internationalen „Carl Maria von Weber“ piano competition in Dresden as well as as special price at the 9th Euregio Piano Award 2021

Yumeka Nakagawa (Prof. G. Gruzman): 1st price, audience award and Coup de Coeur at the international Clara-Haskil-Klavierwettbewerb in Vevey (Switzerland)


2020

Monan Jülch (center of highly gifted students, Prof. C. W. Müller): 3rd price in the category C at the 8th César Franck International Piano Competition 2020 in Belgium 

Felix Kehr (Prof. C. W. Müller): admission into the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

Tamta Magradze (Prof. G. Otto): audience award at the 12th Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, what lead to a participation at the European Liszt Night Tour 2021

Viktor Satler (Prof. C. W. Müller): 1st price at the intern music competition of the Musikgymnasium Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students of the HfM


2019

Mariam Batsashvili (Prof. G. Gruzman): contract with the CD-Label Warner Classics, first PrincipalCD with compositions by Chopin and Liszt publishes in August 2019

Ting Chia (Prof. G. Gruzman): 2nd price at the Singapore international Piano Competition as well as 3rd price at the international Young Piano Stars-Wettbewerb in Königs Wusterhausen as well as 3rd price at the international Admigdala-competition in Catania (Italy)

Ivan Galić (Prof. C. W. Müller): 1st price in the category piano and Grand Prix at the 2nd International Mozart-Competition Berlin 2019 as well as 1st price in the category Piano Performance at the Competition Città di San Donà di Piave (Italy) as well as a silver medal in the category Piano Virtuoso at the international Music Competition in Berlin as well as a permanent employment feste Stelle als piano teacher at the Musikschule Eisenberg (75%)

Daniel Golod (Prof. G. Gruzman): 3rd price at the 17th international piano competition 2019 of the Chopin-Gesellschaft Hannover

Seul-A Jeon (Prof. B. Szokolay): 2nd price in the category piano at the 2nd international Mozart-Competition in Berlin 2019

Mikhail Kambarov (center of highly gifted students, Prof. C. W. Müller): 1st price at the intern competition of the music school Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students

Shinho Lee (Prof. G. Otto): 3rd price at the 21st Concours International de Piano d'Ille-de-France in Paris

Joel Madalinski-Artur (center of highly gifted students, S. Bitar): 1st price at the 11th Bach-Wettbewerb für junge Pianisten in Köthen 2019 in second category

Almog Segal (Prof. B. Szokolay): 3rd price at the Tel Aviv International Piano Competition

Ádám Zsolt Szokolay (Prof. G. Gruzman): 1st price at the International Bartók-Klavierwettbewerb 2019 at the Bartók World Competition and Festival in Budapest

Veronika Voloshyna (Prof. G. Gruzman): 2nd price at the 1st International Piano Competition in Radovljica (Slovenia)

Kamile Zaveckaite (Prof. G. Gruzman): 1st price at the 31st International Music Competition in Citta di Moncalieri (Italy)

COMPOSITION

2021

Giordano Bruno do Nascimento (Prof. M. Obst): selected for the project Fiction in Archives at the artist and research residence at the ISELP in Brussels as well as selected for the participation as composer at the Nordic Percussion Festival in Denmark with his newest composition Assembly Line

Marta Kowalczuk (Prof. M. Obst): Honorable Mention at the The Frost School of Music Ensemble Ibis Competition for Quintet (Miami, USA) as well her peace Improvvisazione per violino barocco was selected at the Kaleidoscope call for scores for the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra (Los Angeles, USA)

Suyeon Lee (Prof. M. Obst): selection and premiere of her composition "von Punkten und Linien" at the 12th Saarbrücker Komponistenwerkstatt of the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie

Jongsung Oh (Prof. M. Obst): main price for his composition "A Horny Faun’s Rampage" for chamber orchestra at the 4th Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition for Young Composers

Romeo Wecks (alumnus, Prof. M. Obst): winner of the Sondershäuser composition competition with his chamber music composition DistanzSchatten and sketches for a work for violin and orchestra


2020

Giordano Bruno do Nascimento (Klasse Prof. M. Obst): 2nd price at the Composition World Cup of the Franz Schubert Conservatory in Vienna, selected as Artist in Residence of the OP ENHEIM in Warsaw (Poland) as well as a commission of the Opera Elect (USA) after a international composition contest the Home Grown Theatre in Idaho

Marta Kowalczuk (Klasse Prof. M. Obst): her vocal piece "Twelth Night" was selected for a performance at the 41st Annual Bowling Green New Music Festival (USA) in October 2020

Dongsun Shin (Klasse Prof. M. Obst): 1st price at the composition contest 2020 of the Thüringer Landesmusikakademie Sondershausen with his piece Kontrast


2019

Eric Domenech (Klasse Prof. R. Wolschina): Composer in Residence at the Beethoven-Haus Bonn as scholarship of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes in September 2019

Giordano Bruno do Nascimento (Prof. M. Obst): 2nd price at the composition competition Harmonia Classica in Vienna for his composition "Gudrun und die dunkle Fee" for accordion solo as well as a commission of the Kammerakademie Potsdam as winner of the tender Klänge hinter Mauern as well as winner at the Sondershäuser composition competition with his chamber music composition "Eingemauert" as well as finalist at the composition price Valentino Bucchi in Rome including a commission for the Rome Philharmonic Orchestra as well as a scholarship over nine months as Composer in Residence of the Künstlerhof Schreyahn (Niedersachsen) as well as a commission for a composition for saxophone solo of the Sao Paulo Contemporary Composers Festival 

Mohammad H. Javaheri (Dr. Ulrich Kreppein): chosen composer for the MISE-EN Festival 2019 in New York as well as finalist of the 20th International Composition Competition for chamber music of the Weimarer Frühjahrstage for contemporary music as well as chosen composer for the Omnibus Ensemble as well as chosen participant for the Akademie Synthetis 2019 in Warshaw (Poland) with lessons from Chaya Czernowin, Toshio Hosokawa, Zygmuns Krauze and Justė Janulytė as well as a participation at the BCA19 Academy in Turkey

Jingyu Jang (Prof. M. Obst): 1st price at the Karl Amadeus Hartmann-Kompositionspreis for his composition Omega for string trio as well as a admission of his composition Mul-Gyeol for flute at the Herbert-Baumann-Kompositions-Wettbewerb into the Edition Neue Töne for flute as well as winner of the tender of the Wittener Tage for contemporary chamber music with his composition Nabi, that was performed by the Ensemble Modern at the Newcomer Concert on May 10th 2019

DOUBLE BASS

2022

Lisabet Seibold (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): successful audition for the assistant solo double bass at the MDR Sinfonieorchester


2021

Antonia Hadulla (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): scholarship of the Stiftung Begabtenförderung Cusanuswerk

Franziska Rau (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): successful audition as solo double bass at the Magdeburgische Philharmonie at the Theater Magdeburg

Lisabet Seibold (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin scholarship for extraordinary achievments of the Carl-Flesch-Akademie Baden-Baden as well as successful audition for the Villa Musica scholarship

Henning Stangl (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): Gewonnenes Probespiel für die Giuseppe-Sinopoli-Akademie der Staatskapelle Dresden und Förderpreis für herausragende Leistungen der Carl-Flesch-Akademie Baden-Baden


2020

Antonia Hadulla (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): successful audition at the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie as well as a scholarship of the Hans und Eugenia Jütting Stiftung

Christoph Haaß (Klasse Prof. D. Greger): successful audition as solo double bass at the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz


2019

Christoph Haaß (Prof. D. Greger): successful audition for the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) (4th time)

Antonia Hadulla (center of highly gifted students, Prof. D. Greger): 1st price at the intern competition of the music school Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students

Franziska Rau (Prof. D. Greger): temporary contract as double bass at the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Lisabet Seibold (Prof. D. Greger): 1st price in the category double bass at the 2nd international Mozart-Competition Berlin 2019 and part of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Henning Stangl (Prof. D. Greger): part of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

ARTISTIC SONG INTERPRETATION

2022

Elitsa Desseva, piano (alumna, Prof. T. Steinhöfel): part of the Heidelberger Liedakademie conducted by Thomas Hampson 

Teodora Oprisor, piano (alumna, Prof. T. Steinhöfel): part of the Heidelberger Liedakademie conducted by Thomas Hampson


2020

Teodora Oprisor, piano (Prof. T. Steinhöfel): graduated the concert exams with special honor at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar

Michael Rakotoarivony, bariton voice (Prof. S. Gohritz) and Teodora Oprisor, piano (Prof. T. Steinhöfel): 1st price at the international lied duo competition in Groningen (Netherlands)

Tatjana Timchenko, soprano (Prof. A. Schwanewilms) and Tatjana Kachkó, piano (Prof. T. Steinhöfel): special price for participation at the "Pieter de Groote" festival at the international Liedduo in Groningen (Netherlands)


2019

Michael Rakotoarivony, baritone (Prof. T. Steinhöfel and Prof. S. Gohritz): 3rd price at the international singing competition "Das Lied" in Heidelberg, in lied duo with Teodora Oprisor on piano

Mikhail Timoshenko, bass-bariton and Elitsa Desseva, piano (Prof. T. Steinhöfel): 1st price at the Wigmore Hall International Song Competition as well as 3rd price and audience award at the international chamber music competition in Lyon in the category lied duo


2018

Tatiana Kachko (Prof. T. Steinhöfel und Prof. G. Gruzman): 3rd price at the International Piano Competition Val Tidone and Piano Competition "Premio Silvio Bengalli" in Italy

Mikhail Timoshenko, bass-baritone and Elitsa Desseva, piano (Prof. T. Steinhöfel): 1st price at the 11th International competition for Liedkunst Stuttgart as well as 2nd price and audience award at the International Schubert-Competition in Dortmund as well as 1st price at the Liedwettbewerb "Franz Schubert und die Musik der Moderne" in Graz

MUSICOLOGY | ARTS MANAGEMENT

2022

Eszter Johanna Barta (B.A. Musicology): Dramaturg and librettist for operas by Giordano Bruno di Nascimento in 2021 and 2022

Wenna Liu (Alumna Musicology): Project Manager of the Deutsche Chorverband for the Deutsche Chorfest in Leipzig from May 26 to May 29, 2022 with 350 Choirs and Vocal Ensembles 

Lisa Schön ( M.A. Musicology, PhD), Emilia Kämper (B.A. Musicology / Music and Arts Management), Annika Kempf (B.A. Musicology/Musical practise) und Sabrina Hösch (B.A. Media Culture Bauhaus-Universität, M.A. Arts Management HfM Weimar):
Organizers of the Music Festival Klangrausch in Weimar and Jena 2022

Aylin Yilmaz (Alumna Musicology): Lecturer in Ankara (Turkey) 
 

2021

Dr. Maria Behrendt: research assistant (Postdoc) at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft at the Philipps-Universität Marburg

Christian Diemer: Head of the Goethe-Instituts Kiew (Ukraine)

Mariano Gonzalez: musicologist at the interdisciplinary research project "Musik, Sprache, Linguistik" at the University Utrecht, Netherlands

Dr. Nina Graeff: Professor for Ethnomusicology at the Music Department of the Staatliche Universität von Oaraiba, Brasil

Peter Lell: scholarship for doctoral studies at the University of Arts Vienna  

Luka Mukhavele: scholarship for doctoral studies of the Ernst-Abbe-Stiftung  

Marie-Louise Stille: Mentee in the Mentoring-Program of the German Cultural Counci for high qualified women that aim a leading position in the cultural and media sector

Mukasa Wafula: Assistant Professor im Music Department der Technical University Nairobi, Kenia  


2020

Maria Behrendt: Postdoc scholarship of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena for her project reception of Irish Folk Music in german popular culture of the 21th century

Philipp Schmidt (music theory, Prof. J. Arnecke): 3rd prize at the 10. Aufsatz-Wettbewerb 2020 of the Gesellschaft für Musiktheorie (GMTH) for his essay "Aus der Not eine Tugend machen: Zur Vermittlung von Alberto Posadas’ Anklänge an ‚La cathédrale engloutie‘" bei den Wittener Tagen für neue Kammermusik 2020

Lorina Strange (alumna): manager of the STEGREIF.orchesters in Berlin


2019

Lucas Heller (musicologist, bassist): 1st prize with his "Ensemble Nobiles" at the vocal ensemble competition in Tampere (Finnland) in the category unplugged ensembles

Christopher Klatt: renewal of the Ernst-Abbe scholarship for his Dissertation "Nationale Identitätskonstruktionen und Triumphlieder zum deutschfranzösischen Einigungskrieg 1870/71

Sophia Martin (alumna): assistant for program planning for the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Philipp Quiring: Ernst-Abbe scholarship for the dissertation "Das Klavierkonzert der Neudeutschen Schule" (2 years)

Lisa Sohm: assistant manager and project assistant at the Klangerfinder GmbH & Co KG. Atelier for auditive communication in Stuttgart

Nastasia Sophie Tietze: Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes promotion scholarship

Prof. Dr. Christiane Wiesenfeldt: Prof. Dr. Christiane Wiesenfeldt: Visiting Fellowships for Advanced international Researchers der University of Oxford (Hilary Term: January to March 2019)


2016 until 2019

Jannik Baeßler: part of the PRO MUSICA. Klassik für Hannover agency

Lena Bajer: eventmanager at the Hamburgischen Kulturstiftung

Steve Eichler: part of the Europäischen Jugendbildungs- und Jugendbegegnungsstätte Weimar (EJBW)

Daniela Gast: project manager of the Andreas Richter Cultural Consulting Team in Berlin

Marit Haferkamp: part of the communication department at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Jana Herkner: lecturer of the intendant at the Staatsoperette Dresden

Kirsten Heyerhoff: project coordinator at for Deutsch-Russischer Austausch (DRA) in Berlin

Veronika Hilbertová: part of the artist agency MünchenMusik

Prof. Dr. Steffen Höhne: part of the culture and literature panel of the Austrian and Hungarian academy of science 2019

Laura Ohlig: voluntary for event management at the Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin

Katharina Peters: part of the artist office at the Staatsoper Stuttgart

Daniela Rück: Touring & Dance Associate Europe at the artist agency IMG Artists in Hannover

Miriam Sasserath: business manager and communication at the Theater Münster

Tabea Schleinitz: DAAD language assistant at the Adam Mickiewicz-Universität in Poznan (Poland)

Jana Schmülling: junior consultant at Klenk & Hoursch Corporate & Brand Communications Hamburg

Marie-Louise Stille: assistant head of the OPUS 3 Artists artist agency in Berlin

Natazia Stoppenbach: assistant of the Junges Musiktheater in Hamburg

Bianca Wagner: head of the Sponsoring departmentr of the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Lilian Wascher: junior project manager at feyka&herr in Freiburg, Breisgau

OBOE

2022

Hannah Baumann (Klasse Prof. M. Bäcker): Winner of the competition Let’s get digital in Vienna with her hybrid concert experiment Let’s play:connection loading, together with the ensemble Godot Komplex and the artist Ella Estrella


2021

Hannah Baumann (Prof. M. Bäcker): part of the TONALi stage academy


2017

Laura Bormann (Prof. M. Bäcker): assistant solo oboe at the Beethovenorchester Bonn (temporary contract)

Fanny Kloevekorn (Prof. M. Bäcker): solo oboe at the Estonian National Opera (permanent contract) as well as two special prices at the 4th Barbirolli International Oboe Festival and Competition in Great Britain: The Tertis Foundation Prize and The Faber Music Publishers Prize for the best performance of Collin Matthews "Figures Suspended"

Shaghayegh Shahrabi Farahani (Prof. M. Bäcker): Deutschlandstipendium of the HfM supported by Glatt Ingenieurtechnik GmbH

Sachiko Uehara (Prof. M. Bäcker): assistant solo oboe at the Staatskapelle Weimar (temporary contract)


2016

Marie-Christine Becker (Prof. M. Bäcker): orchestra academy at the Komischen Oper Berlin from season 2016/17

Sachiko Uehara (Prof. M. Bäcker): orchestra academy at the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg from season 2016/17

ORGAN | CHURCH MUSIC

2021

Jonas Dippon (Prof. M. Sturm): Herder-Förderpreis for his artwork „Kritische Wälder `21“ with Herder quotes, organcompositions and light and videoinstallations

Bogdan Reincke (Prof. M. Sturm): special price at the organ competition of the Günther Weber Foundation

Pascal Salzmann (alumnus, Prof. S. v. Kessel): cantor at the evangelic church in Rheydt from februar 2022

Wenying Wu (Prof. M. Sturm): 1st price at the IAO-RCO Organ Playing Competition in Edinburgh (Scotland) as well as 2nd price at the 3rd International "László Spezzaferri" music competition in Verona (Italy) 


2020

Julia Raasch (Prof. M. Sturm & Prof. S. v. Kessel): Franz-Liszt-Price 2020 of the society of friends and supporters of the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT Weimar as well as assistant organist at the  city church St. Wenzel Naumburg (Hildebrandtorgel)


2019

Johanna Bergmann (Prof. B. Klapprott & Prof. S.v. Kessel): cantor at the Sankt-Trinitatis-Kirche in Ohrdruf as well as for Luisenthal

Matthias Böcking (alumnus, Prof. M. Kapsner): teacher for music theory and piano at the Berufsfachschule für Musik Oberfranken in Kronach (permanent employment)

Cornelius Hofmann (Prof. M. Dreißig und Prof. J. Puschbeck): cantor of the Pößnecker city church as wall as part of the artistic advisory of the Bachfest Ohrdruf-Gotha 2021

Julia Raasch (Prof. S. v. Kessel): Dame Gillian Weir Medal for the best performance of a single composition (Max Reger, Toccata a-Moll op. 80) at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition 2019

Pascal Salzmann (alumnus, Prof. S. v. Kessel & Prof. J. Puschbeck): A-employment Stadtkantorat Waldbröl, church district An der Agger

Eszter Szedmák (Prof. B. Klapprott  Prof. S. v. Kessel): finalist and audience award at the international Messiaen organ competition in Lyon (France)

TROMBONE

2022

Julius Joachim (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful probation period as solo trombone at the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim

Ivan Kondrashkow (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg (bass trombone)

Jesus Medina Vallejo (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchesters Erfurt (bass trombone)


2020

Julius Joachim (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful audition for principal trombone at the Nationalorchester Mannheim

Felix Koch (Prof. C. Sprenger): 1st price at the intern competition of the music school Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students


2019

Alexis Gonzales (Prof. C. Sprenger): bass trombone at the Mittelsächsischen Theater und Philharmonie Freiberg (permanent employment)

Julius Joachim (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful auditions at the orchestra academy of the Komischen Oper Berlin and the Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln

Raul Benito Losantos (Prof. C. Sprenger): part of the orchestra academy of the Symphoniker Hamburg and assistant trombone player at the Osnabrücker Symphonieorchester (internship)

Hans-Peter Oberlander (Prof. C. Sprenger): solo trombone at the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt (permanent employment)

Linda Reinhardt (Prof. C. Sprenger): trombone player at the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg-Gera (temporary contract)

Jesus Medina Vallejo (Prof. C. Sprenger): assistant trombine at the Jenaer Philharmonie

PERCUSSION

2022

Julius Joachim (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful probation period as solo trombone at the Nationaltheater-Orchester Mannheim

Ivan Kondrashkow (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg (bass trombone)

Jesus Medina Vallejo (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchesters Erfurt (bass trombone)


2020

Julius Joachim (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful audition for principal trombone at the Nationalorchester Mannheim

Felix Koch (Prof. C. Sprenger): 1st price at the intern competition of the music school Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students


2019

Alexis Gonzales (Prof. C. Sprenger): bass trombone at the Mittelsächsischen Theater und Philharmonie Freiberg (permanent employment)

Julius Joachim (Prof. C. Sprenger): successful auditions at the orchestra academy of the Komischen Oper Berlin and the Gürzenich-Orchesters Köln

Raul Benito Losantos (Prof. C. Sprenger): part of the orchestra academy of the Symphoniker Hamburg and assistant trombone player at the Osnabrücker Symphonieorchester (internship)

Hans-Peter Oberlander (Prof. C. Sprenger): solo trombone at the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt (permanent employment)

Linda Reinhardt (Prof. C. Sprenger): trombone player at the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg-Gera (temporary contract)

Jesus Medina Vallejo (Prof. C. Sprenger): assistant trombine at the Jenaer Philharmonie

MUSIC EDUCATION

2022

Bastian Schmitt: special prize for the stylishly secure baroque improvisation of a diastematic series at the 15th Bundeswettbewerb Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel GROTRIAN-STEINWEG
 

2020

Prof. Gero Schmidt-Oberländer: Best Edition-Prize of the deutscher Musikverleger-Verband for the first edition of his school book series MusiX as well as a suggestion for BMU-Medien Prize 2020 for the new edition of his textbook MusiX. Das Kursbuch Musik 1 (Helbling Verlag, Esslingen | Autoren: Markus Detterbeck, Gero Schmidt-Oberländer)

Wolfgang Skill (born as Geiger, alumnus): teacher for music theory and ear training at the Sächsisches Landesgymnasium für Musik Carl Maria von Weber Dresden and lecturer for Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel at the Hochschule für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber" Dresden


2019

Friederike Bücherl: Herder-Förderpreis for the bachelor thesis "Musikalische Transkulturation am Beispiel von aktueller Chormusik at the lutherischen Kirche in Tansania"

Matthias Meyke (alumnus): lecturer for piano with main emphasis for sight reading, improvisation and lied accompaniment at the Folkwang Universität der Künste

Josephine Tancke: engagement at the Gospel- and Soul-Musical "Sister Soul und ihre Schwestern" by Mathias Christian Kosel at the den stages in Stuttgart


2018

Hanna Böcking: permanent employment for violin, viola and conductor of the youth symphony orchestra at the Musikschule Lauffen am Neckar

Daniel Gracz: audience award as well as special prize of the Bundesverband Musikunterricht for a very powerful performance of a poem interpretation at the 14th Bundeswettbewerb Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel GROTRIAN-STEINWEG as well as Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung scholarship

Marc Herwig: main prize at the 14th Bundeswettbewerb Schulpraktisches Klavierspiel GROTRIAN-STEINWEG

Stephanie Piatek: 1st prize für her master thesis "Funktionsanalyse der Wirbelsäule beim Saxophonspiel als Grundlage zur Entwicklung präventiver Strategien at the musikpädagogischen Ausbildung" at the Studienpreis of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikphysiologie und Musikermedizin 2018

TRUMPET

2020

Keitaro Shimizu (alumnus Prof. U. Komischke): successful probation period as solo trumpet at the Royal Swedish Opera

Mark Sirok (Prof. U. Komischke): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt

Runa Takada (alumna, Prof. U. Komischke): successful probation period as 2nd trumpet at the Staatskapelle Weimar


2019

Alberto Romero Lopez (Tobias Hartel): 1st price at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música Victoria Eugenia de Granada national competition (Spain)

Keitaro Shimizu (Alumnus Prof. U. Komischke): successful audition for solo trumpet at the Royal Swedish Opera
 
Runa Takada (Prof. U. Komischke): successful audition for solo trumpet at the Staatskapelle Weimar (permanent employment)

Rui Yang (Prof. U. Komischke): successful audition for 2nd trumpet at the Philharmonisches Orchester Altenburg-Gera


2018

Deqin Li (Prof. U. Komischke): professor for trumpet at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Jiaqi Lu (Prof. U. Komischke): successful audition as trumpet at the HeBei Symphony Orchestra (China)

Runa Takada (Prof. U. Komischke): successful audition as assistant solo trumpetr at the Göttinger Symphonie Orchester (temporary contract)

VIOLA

2022

Gesine Hadulla (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as viola at the Gustav Mahler youth orchestra and scholarship of the Cusanuswerk

Christina Hanspach (geb. Voigt, Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as viola at the Staatskapelle Dresden (permamnent employment) 

Timon Knötzele (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as viola at the Gustav Mahler youth orchestra 

Martha Roske (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as viola at the Gustav Mahler youth orchestra

Caroline Zaunick (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as a member of the orchestra academy of the Sächsisches Sinfonieorchester Chemnitz as well as successful audition as viola at the Gustav Mahler youth orchestra


2021

Alicia Álvarez Lorduy (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as part of the orchestra academy of the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra

Maurice Appelt (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): part of the orchestra academy at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Maike Brümmer (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as viola at the Beethoven Orchester Bonn (temporary contract)

Fabian Lindner (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful probation period as solo viola at the Hamburger Symphonikern 

Matthias Gallin (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as als substitute solo viola at the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin (permanent employment) 

Ricarda Glöckler (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): part of the der Giuseppe Sinopoli academy of the Staatskapelle Dresden

Johanna Kegel (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Timon Knötzele (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Yu-Ju Lai (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as solo Viola at the Anhaltinisches Orchester Dessau (permanent employment)

Paula Mengel (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. Dr. Leser): successful audition as part of the Mendelssohn-Orchestra academy of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig as well as successful audition dor the Villa Musica scholarship

Johann Pätzold (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Martha Roske (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): Hans und Eugenia Jütting-Stiftung-Scholarsahip 2021


2020

Eike Coetzee (Prof. D. Leser): 3rd price at the intern competition of the music school Schloss Belvedere as center of highly gifted students

Christina Hannsbach (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition for principal viola at the Elbland Philharmonie Sachsen

Fabian Lindner (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): solo viola at the Hamburger Symphoniker (permanent employment)


2019

Henriette Mittag (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition for the Philharmonische Staatsorchester Hamburg (permanent employment)


2018

Tania Cornejo (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition as principal viola at the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz (substitute)

Maria Jadziewicz (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): viola at the Magdeburgische Philharmonie at the Staatstheater Magdeburg (permanent employment) as well as a successful audition for the Gewandhausorchester zu Leipzig (substitute)

Jonathan Kliegel (Prof. E. W. Krüger und Prof. D. Leser): successful audition for the principal viola at the Philharmonisches Orchester Heidelberg

Carolin Krüger (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): successful audition for principal viola at the Staatskapelle Schwerin (permanent employment)

Yuju Lai (Prof. E. W. Krüger und Prof. D. Leser): part of the Kurt Masur Academy of the Dresdner Philharmonie as well as internship at the Göttinger Symphonieorchester

Fabian Lindner (Prof. E. W. Krüger und Prof. D. Leser): viola at the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden (annual contract)

Alicia Álvarez Lorduy (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): part of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester

Paula Mengel (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Martha Roske (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): substitut at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Christina Voigt (Prof. E. W. Krüger und Prof. D. Leser): successful audition for the Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (permanent employment)

Caroline Zaunick (Prof. E. W. Krüger & Prof. D. Leser): substitut at the Staatskapelle Weimar

VIOLIN

2022

Larissa Cidlinsky (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): master violin of Lupot as loan at the contest of the "Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfonds" of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, prize of the string manufacturer Pirastro at at master class with Vadim Gluzman in Munich (Germany) and scholarship of the "Deutsche Musikwettbewerb"

Olivia Croitoru (Prof. A. Eichhorn): successful audition for the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and member of the academy of Brixen Classics

Pablo Fernández (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): principal 1st violin at the orchestra of the Theater Gera/Altenburg (temporary contract)

Vincent Hamann (Prof. A. Hartmann): part of the 1st violins at the Staatskapelle Weimar (temporary contract)

Anna Matz (Alumna Prof. Dr. Friedemann Eichhorn): assistant principal at the Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (permanent employment)

Aaron Müller (Prof. A. Hartmann): successful auditions for the principal 2nd violin at the Duisburger Philharmoniker (temporary contract), for the 2nd violins at the Staatskapelle Weimar (temporary contract) as well as fo the 2nd violins of the Bamberger Symphoniker (temporary contract)

Rosa Neßling (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): passed probationary year as assistant principal at the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau (permanent employment) 

Domenico Pedone (Prof. K. ten Hagen): successful audition for the 1st violins at the Hofer Symphoniker (permanent engagement) as well as internship at the Loh-Orchester Sondershausen

Alicja Ptasiński (Prof. A. Eichhorn): successful audition for the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and academy member of the Moritzburg Festival 2022

Müge Sak (Prof. K. ten Hagen): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar as well as internship at the Brandenburger Symphoniker

Anna Zaubzer (L. Lucca): successful audition for the Ticino Musica Festival Orchestra 

Nico Zurawski (Prof. A. Hartmann): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg


2021

Sona Arzumanyan (L. Lucca): successful audition for the Mendelssohn-Orchestra academy of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Larissa Cidlinsky (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): special prize for the fbest interpretation of a french sonata at the International violin competition in Mirecourt (France)

Olivia Croitoru (Prof. A. Eichhorn): successful audition as substitute for the 2nd violin at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Lina Juknevičiute (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): Grand Prix at the 11th International Bylas Dvarionas Competition for Young Pianists and violinists (Lithuania)

Hyojeong Kim (Alumna, Prof. A. Lehmann): part of the 2nd violins of the Staatsorchester Hannover (temporary contract)

Woohee Lee (center of highly gifted students, Prof. A. Lehmann): Freunde Junger Musiker Kassel e.V. scholarship

Julius Maier (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): part of the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Weimar

Carla Inés Marrero Martínez (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): Manfred-Grommek prize of the international violin master classes of the Kronberg Academy 

Rosa Neßling (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition for assistant principal at the Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau (permanent employment) and successful audition for the Villa Musica scholarship

May Pitchayapa Lueangtawikit (Prof. A. Hartmann): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the hr-Sinfonieorchesters 

Alicja Ptasiński (Prof. A. Eichhorn): successful audition for the 2nd violin at the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt as well as successful audition for the 2nd violin at the Loh-Orchester Sondershausen (internship)

Alina Riegel (Alumna, Prof. M. Sima): part of the 2nd violins at the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg (permanent employment)

Sofia Sakharova (Prof. A. Lehmann): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Deutsche Oper Berlin 

Anoush Seferian (Alumna, Prof. A. Hartmann & Prof. A. Lehmann): teacher for violin at the Musikschule Meiningen (permanent employment)

Johannes Tentschert (Prof. M. Sima): successful audition for the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie

Anna Teumer (L. Lucca): successful audition for the 1st violoins at the Staatsphilharmonie Nürnberg (temporary contract)

Charlotte Thiele (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition for the Villa Musica scholarship

Felicitas Wehmschulte (Alumna, Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn und Prof. G. Süßmuth): successful audition for the 2nd violins at the Staatskapelle Weimar (permanent employment) 

Johannes Wendel (Prof. A. Lehmann): part of the 1st violoins at the SWR Symphonieorchester Stuttgart (temporary contract)

Nico Zurawski (Prof. A. Hartmann): part of the Oorchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchesters Erfurt 


2020

Franz Berlin (Alumnus, Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): principal at the Philharmonischen Orchester Bremerhaven

Anastasia Chabounia (Prof. M. Wollong): part of the 1st violins at the Hofer Symphonikern

Larissa Cidlinsky (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): part of the TONALi-Akademie 2020

Anna Gottschlich (Prof. K. ten Hagen): scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Weimar e.V.

Yuna Ha (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): 1st prize at the international Rubinstein-Wettbewerb in Düsseldorf as well as "Hans Gál-Preis" of the Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur Mainz and the Villa Musica with her Esmé Quartett

Rosa Hagendorf (Prof. K. ten Hagen): scholarship of Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Weimar e.V.

Charlotte Krämer (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful probation period for 1st violoin at the MDR-Sinfonieorchester

Katarina Kutnar (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): part of the TONALi-Akademie 2020

Juwui Lee (Prof. K. ten Hagen): internship at the Staatsorchester Braunschweig

Woohee Lee (center of highly gifted students, Prof. A. Lehmann): violin of Enrico Marchetti (Italy) as loan at the competition of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben in Hamburg

Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig: part of the head of the principal conference of the german universities for performing art (RKM) and head of the performance committee for mucic competitions of the RKM (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and D-bü)

Charlotte Sosa (Prof. K. ten Hagen): winner of the Concerto Competition and performance at the Talent Masters Orchestra at the Talent Music Summer Festival in Verona

Charlotte Tauber (Prof. K. ten Hagen as well as Master Kulturmanagement): project manager of fundraising at the Gewandhaus Leipzig

Charlotte Thiele (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): part of the TONALi-Akademie 2020

Viola Wasser (Prof. A. Lehmann): teacher for violin at the Max-Reger-Musikschule Meiningen

Stefan Zientek (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition for principal of the Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester


2019

Theresa Albiez (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): one year internship at the Staatsorchester Braunschweig

Laura Brandes (L. Lucca): part of the der 2nd violins at the Orchester des Pfalztheaters Kaiserslautern (temporary contract)

David Castro-Balbi (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): Manhattan Concert Artist Award at the Manhattan International Music Competition

Larissa Cidlinsky (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): 2nd prize at the International violin competition Dinu Lipatti in Bucharest

Melina Duttge (Prof. M. Sima): part of the orchestra academy of the Hamburger Symphoniker from season 2019/20

Roza Lusine Dzhavadyan (Prof. A. Lehmann): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Antonia Fischer (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): part of the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Weimar

Nikita Geller (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): scholarship of the PE-Förderungen für Studierende der Musik e.V. Mannheim

Olga Jemeljanowa (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): part of the der 1st violins at the Jenaer Philharmonie (permanent employment)

Hyojeong Kim (Prof. A. Lehmann): successful audition for the orchestra academy at the NDR-Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Sarah Köster (Prof. A. Lehmann): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Charlotte Krämer (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition for the 1st violins at the MDR Sinfonieorchester (permanent employment)

Albert Kutz (Prof. M. Sima): part of the der orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Halle from season 2019/20

Juhwui Lee (Prof. K. ten Hagen): 1st violin at the Anhaltinische Philharmonie Dessau (internship)

Prof. Anne-Kathrin Lindig: part of the Landesmusikrat Thüringen

Maasa Morimoto (Prof. K. ten Hagen-Riesenberg): won the Concerto Competition at the Talent Music Summer Festival Brescia (Italy)

Annabel Nolte (Prof. K. ten Hagen-Riesenberg): one year internship at the SWR Symphonieorchester

Eleonora Piraga (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): one year internship at the Staatsorchester Kassel

Anna Ryzhova (Prof. M. Sima): 2nd Violin at the Jenaer Philharmonie (temporary contract)

Laura Schäfer (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): principal 2nd violin at the Philharmonisches Orchester of the Landestheater Coburg (permanent employment)

Franziska Stemmer (center of highly gifted students, Prof. A. Lehmann): Sparkassenstiftung Weimar as well as Weimarer Land scholarship

Lisa Storck (Prof. M. Sima): substitute at the Jenaer Philharmonie

Sunny Tae (Alumna, Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): assistant principal violin at the Daejeon Philharmonic Orchestra in South Corea

Johannes Tentschert (Prof. M. Sima): substitute at the Jenaer Philharmonie

Anna Daniela Teumer (L. Lucca): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatsphilharmonie Nuernberg and for the orchestra academy of the Philharmonisches Orchester Erfurt

Viola Wasser (Prof. A. Lehmann): successful audition for an internship at the Loh-Orchester Sondershausen

Felicitas Wehmschulte (Alumna, Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn und Prof. G. Süßmuth): part of the 1st violins at the Staatskapelle Weimar (temporary contract)

Silke Weller (Prof. A. Lehmann): internship at the NDR-Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Stefan Zientek (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): part of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes


2018

Theresa Albiez (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Sona Arzumanyan (L. Lucca): 3rd prize at the Classics String International violin competition in Riga

Paula Borggrefe (center of highly gifted students, Prof. A.-K. Lindig): 1st prize at the Rust-Preis 2018 and the Violine-Förderwettbewerb of the Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung what includes a Sebastian Schade violin for two years

Laura Brandes (L. Lucca): internship at the 2nd violins of the Orchester des Pfalztheaters Kaiserslautern

Larissa Cidlinsky (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): special prize for the best Bach interpretation as well as special prize for the best german participant at the International Andrea Postacchini Competition in Fermo (Italy) as well as young talent award of the county Rottal-Inn

Antonia Fischer (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Marlin Flagmansk (young student, Vor Prof. A.-K. Lindig): Klaus Schlegel violin for two years the Rust-Preis 2018

Chiara-Marie Gaebelein (center of highly gifted students, O. Adler): 1st prize with honor at the 13th International Ars Nova Competition in Triest (Italy)

Nikita Geller (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): Villa Musica scholarship as well as an italian master violin by Sanctus Seraphin as a loan at the audition of the Villa Musica-Stipendiat*innen

Yuna Ha (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): 1st prize and three special prizes at the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition with her "Esmé Quartet" as well as HSBC-Preis 2018 of the Festivals Aix-en-Provence as well as a prize of the Possehl-Stiftung Lübeck with her "Esmé Quartet"

Johannes Hupach (Alumnus, Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition for assistant principal violin at the Staatskapelle Weimar (permanent employment)

Olga Jemeljanowa (Prof. A.-K. Lindig): part of the der orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Weimar

Hilde Jentsch (center of highly gifted students, Prof. A.-K. Lindig): Sebastian Schade violin for two years at the Rust-Preis 2018

Lilit Khachatryan (L. Lucca): 2nd violin at the Hofkapelle Meiningen (permanent employment)

Hyojeong Kim (Prof. A. Lehmann): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Charlotte Kraemer (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): 1st violin at the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (temporary contract)

Katarina Kutnar (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): 1st prize at the Darko Lukić Competition in Croatia together with Ivan Galić (piano) as well as prize for the best recitation together with Katarina Krpan (piano) as well as special prize for the best interpretation of the composition "Three short tales from the blind forest" by Berislav Šipuš as well as one year scholarship of the Katholischer Akademischer Ausländer-Dienst (KAAD)

Woohee Lee (center of highly gifted students,  Prof. A. Lehmann): 1st prize and special prize at the international competition 3rd Rising Stars Grand Prix 2018 in Berlin

Julia Lehnert (Center of highly gifted students, Prof. A.-K. Lindig): Eckard Seidel violin for two years at the Rust-Preis 2018

JooMi Lim (Prof. M. Sima): successful audition for the 2nd violins at the Jenaer Philharmonie (temporary contract) and 1st violins at the Thüringer Symphonikern Saalfeld – Rudolstadt (permanent employment)

Carla Marrero Martinez (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition for the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Anna Mehlin (Alumna  Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful probation period for the 2nd violins at the Berliner Philharmoniker (permanent employment)

Annabel Nolte (Prof. K. ten Hagen): substitute at the Staatskapelle Weimar

Alina Riegel (Prof. M. Sima): 1st violin at the Staatsorchester Kassel (temporary contract)

Anna Ryzhova (Prof. M. Sima): substitute at the Jenaer Philharmonie

Laura Schäfer (Prof. A.K. Lindig): part of the orchestra academy of the Staatskapelle Weimar

Sarah Sew (Alumna,  Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): professor for violin and Head of Strings and Chamber Music at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin (Ireland)

Lara Siefert (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): successful audition als principal 2nd violin at the orchestra of the Nationaltheaters Mannheim (permanent employment)

János Mátyás Stark (Prof. A. Lehmann): 3rd prize at the international Bartók World Composing Competition with his composition "Toccata" for piano as well as three special prizes as well as Kamara Akadémia Egyesület scholarship

Franziska Stemmer (center of highly gifted students, Prof. A. Lehmann): 1st prize at the 12th International Karl-Adler-Competition in Stuttgart in the category III as well as 3rd Mitteldeutscher Jugendmusikpreis

Charlotte Tauber (Prof. K. ten Hagen): project manager sponsoring and ads at the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (temporary contract)

Anna Teumer (L. Lucca): substitute at the 1st violins of the Jenaer Philharmonie as well as successful audition for a Cusanuswerks scholarship

Stefan Zientek (Prof. Dr. F. Eichhorn): Villa Musica scholarship as well as an italian master violin by Vincenzo Panormo as a loan at the audition Villa Musica-Stipendiat*innen

VIOLONCELLO

2022

Joel Blido (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 2nd prize at the violoncello competitionTon & Erklärung with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Moritz Huemer (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition for the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic and 3rd prize at the violoncello competitionTon & Erklärung with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Ivan Skanavi (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): special prize at the violoncello competitionTon & Erklärung with the NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover

Sul Yoon (Prof. W. E. Schmitt): Finalist and Laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Bruxelles 2022


2021

Christoph Croisé (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): part of Julian Lloyd Webber’s Rising Stars series at the british radio station Classic FM

Sebastian Fritsch (Alumnus, Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition as pricipal violoncello at the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden

Moritz Huemer (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition for a Villa Musica scholarship

Benjamin Pas (Prof. M.-L. Leihenseder-Ewald): part of the orchestra acedemy of the Deutschen Oper Berlin     

Ildiko Szabo (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): part of the Longlist of the Priceder Deutschen Schallplattenkritik with her CD "Heritage"

Friedrich Thiele (Alumnus, Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition as principal violoncello at the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden


2019

Friederike Luise Arnholdt (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): winner of the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben as well as a Stefano Scarampella violoncello as a loan (Mantua, about 1900)

Joel Blido (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): special prize of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and scholarship at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb 2019 as well as selected for germanys national "Konzerte Junger Künstler"

Santiago Cañón-Valencia (Alumnus, Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 2nd prize and silver medal at the international Tschaikowsky competition in Moskau and St. Petersburg (Russia)

Sebastian Fritsch (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 1st prize and winner of the audience award of the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb 2019 as well as 1st prize "Mendelssohn-Preis" at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb 2019

Wassily Gerassimez (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition for principal violoncello at the Stuttgarter Philharmoniker

Damian Klein (center of highly gifted students, Prof. T. Stolzenburg): 3rd prize at the intern competition of the class 11sp of the music school Schloss Belvedere

Ildikó Szabó (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): special prize for the best interpretation of the committed peace "Priceder Elsa-Wera-Arnold-Stiftung" at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschulwettbewerb 2019 in Berlin as well as winner at the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond competition of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben, a Violoncello by Antonio Sgarbi as a loan (Rom, 1894)

Friedrich Thiele (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 2nd prize and audition award at the 68. International Musikwettbewerb der ARD in the category Violoncello in Munichas well as a special prize for the best interpretation of the committed peace Like Ella by Martin Smolka as well as winner at the Deutscher Musikwettbewerb 2019; 2nd prize and audition award at the international instrumental competition Markneukirchen 2019; full year sponsorship of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben

Valentino Worlitzsch (Alumnus Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition for principal violoncello at the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


2018

Friederike Luise Arnholdt (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition at the 26th competition of the Deutschen Musikinstrumentenfonds in Hamburg for a loan period extension for a Stefano Scarampella violoncello (Mantua, about 1900)

Sebastian Fritsch (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 1st price and audience award at the TONALi-Competition in Hamburg

Constantin Heise (young student,  Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 1st price at the Agustin Aponte International Music Competition (Spain) as well as a successful audition for a loan period extension for a Stephan von Baehr violoncello, Paris 2009 at the 26th competition of the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond in Hamburg

Zuzanna Sosnowska (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): Successful audition for the Verlängerung der Leihfrist für ein Violoncello von Stephan von Baehr, Paris 2012 (Treugabe aus Privatbesitz) at the 26th competition of the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond in Hamburg

Valentino Worlitzsch (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): successful audition as principal violoncello of the Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks (hr-sinfonieorchester)


2017

Márton Braun (Prof. M.-L. Leihenseder-Ewald): substitute at the Jenaer Philharmonie as well as 3rd price at the international competition Talents for Europe in Dolny Kubín (Slovakia)

Santiago Cañón-Valencia (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 3rd price – Count de Launoit Prize – at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels (Belgium) as well as Premio Monini at the 60. Festival di Spoleto (Italy)

Constantin Heise (young student, Prof. W. E. Schmidt): won a Stephan von Baehr violoncello (Paris, 2009) as a loan at the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond competition

Mirijam Korsowsky (Prof. T. Stolzenburg): Deutschlandstipendium of the HfM supported by Dr.-Ing. Hans-Reinhard Hunger

Maciej Kułakowski (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): won a Charles Gaillard violoncello (Paris, 1867) as a loan at the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond competition

Zuzanna Sosnowska (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): won a Stephan von Baehr Violoncello (Paris, 2012) as a loan at the Deutscher Musikinstrumentenfond competition

Friedrich Thiele (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 1st price at the Wettbewerb des Kulturkreises der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Munich

Camille Thomas (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): "artist of the year" award 2016 in the category "young soloist" as well as first cellist signing an exclusive contract with the label "Deutsche Grammophon" as well as a concert exam "with honor"

Valentino Worlitzsch (Prof. W. E. Schmidt): 2nd price and audience award at the Wettbewerb des Kulturkreises der Deutschen Wirtschaft in Munich

Raphael Zinner (Prof. T. Stolzenburg): 3rd price at the 7th international David Popper Violoncello competition in Hungary in the category IV