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Biographies & programs



Ekaterina Bazhanova


First Round

Marco Heise


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Franz Schubert

Orpheus D 474 (Georg Jakobi)   - 1R

Pensa, che questo istante D 76 (Pietro Metastasio)

Gioacchino Rossini

Soirées musicales

La partenza "Ecco quel fiero istante" (Metastasio)   - 1R

Péchés de vieilleusse

Ariette ancienne "Que le jour me dure!" (Jean J.Rousseau)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Der Kuß Op. 128 (Christian F. Weisse)

Vier Arietten und ein Duett, Op. 82

3. Arietta buffa "L´amante impaziente" (Pietro Metastasio)


Robert Schumann

Myrthen, Op.25

1. Widmung (Friedrich Rückert) 

Franz Liszt

Oh, quand je dors S 282 (Victor Hugo)

Henri Duparc


1. L´invitation au voyage (Charles Baudelaire)

4. Extase (Jean Lahor)

Hugo Wolf


3. Verschwiegene Liebe

24. Nachruf

Ivor Gurney 

Five Elizabethan Songs

1. Orpheus with his Lute (William Shakespeare) 

4. Sleep (John Fletscher)

Emile Paladilhe

Psyché (Pierre Corneille)   - 1R

Gerald Finzi

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op.18 (Shakespeare) 

1. Come Away, Come Away, Death

3. Fear No More the Heat o’ the Sun

4. O Mistress Mine    - 1R


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Ekaterina Bazhanova


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The mezzo-soprano Ekaterina Bazhanova began her artistic career in early  childhood in the classical vocal quartet. She studied at the HfM »Hanns  Eisler« Berlin with Britta Schwarz and Uta Priew, where she  successfully completed her degree with the support of the  Deutschlandstipendium. In 2017 she was awarded the Richard Wagner  Scholarship Foundation. Already during her studies and afterwards she  sung -among others- roles as Olga ("Eugene Onegin"), First Norn  ("Götterdämmerung"), voice of Antonia's mother ("Les contes  d'Hoffmann"), Ernesto ("Il mondo della luna"), Second Alms Seeker/Second  Lay Sister (“Suor Angelica”, Berlin Philharmonic), Composer (“Ariadne  auf Naxos”), Biberhahn (“The Atrocious Feast”), Kubus/Willi (“The House  Between”), Aci (“Polifemo”) , Judith (“La Betulia liberata”) and Sister  Agnes (“Thomas” in Staatsoper unter den Linden). Through numerous  projects and master classes, Ekaterina had the opportunity to work with  important personalities such as Julia Varády, Robert Dean Smith, Marcel  Boone, Wolfram Rieger, Martin Stegner, Michiel Dijkema, Rolf Beck, Tan  Dun, Nicola Hümpel, Barbora Horáková, Max Renne, Kirill Petrenko, Simon  Rattle.

Marco Heise


Marco Heise was raised in a family of musicians and began his musical  journey at the tender age of 5 with piano lessons, which was later  expanded to include lessons in organ, harpsichord, composition, violin  and conducting. From 2023 he will be studying at the University of the  Arts in Berlin in various disciplines. During the course of his musical  journey, Marco Heise has graced renowned concert halls in Germany, but  also in many European countries, the USA, South Africa and South Korea,  and took part in numerous master classes and workshops, mainly in the  instrumental area, but also in conducting. His repertoire spans a  variety of genres, from classical works to contemporary masterpieces,  demonstrating a kaleidoscope of artistic expression.
Although the two musicians share the same thoughts about music  competitions as Béla Bartók, they are winners of several competitions.

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