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Jan Bukowski


First Round

Simonas Poška


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Franz Schubert

Der Musensohn D764 (Johann W. von Goethe)  - 1R

Orpheus D 474 (Georg Jakobi)

Ludwig van Beethoven

Mailied Op. 52 Nr. 4 (Johann W. von Goethe)


Robert Schumann

Myrthen, Op.25

1. Widmung (Friedrich Rückert) 

Franz Liszt

Tre Sonetti di Petrarca, S 270

2. Benedetto sia 'l giorno  

3. Vidi in terra angelici costumi   - 1R

Stanisław Moniuszko

Tren VI "Ucieszna moja śpiewaczko!" (Jan Kochanowski)

Hugo Wolf


30. Ganymed

Henri Duparc


1. L ́invitation au voyage (Charles Baudelaire)   - 1R

Gerald Finzi

Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18 (William Shakespeare)

1. Come Away, Come Away   - 1R


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Jan Bukowski


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Jan Bukowski was born in Warsaw (Poland) in 1993. He graduated from the  Technical University in Warsaw and soon from the Hanover University of  Music, Theater and Media, where he studied with Prof. Marek Rzepka.  Scholarship holder of the Germany, Cusanuswerk, Live Music Now and  Richard Wagner Association scholarships. He took part in master classes  by such artists as Justus Zeyen, Thomas Hampson, Angela Denoke, Melanie  Diener, Prof. Bogdan Makal and Stefan Vinke. He won numerous prizes in  national and international competitions, including 1st place in the  Iuventus Canti International Singing Competition in Vrable, Slovakia  (2017) and the special prize in the First Bolko von Hochberg  International Song Competition in Görlitz (2022). He sang in the Warsaw  Chamber Opera, the Warsaw State Opera and the Hanover State Opera. In  February 2022 he appeared as Count Almaviva in "Le nozze di Figaro" by  Wolfgang A. Mozart at the HMTM Hannover and in February 2023 he appeared  as Ford in "Falstaff" by G. Verdi.

Simonas Poška


In  2023, Simonas Poška won second prize in the M. K. Čiurlionis Piano  Competition - the largest piano competition in Lithuania - and was also  awarded a special prize for the highest placement among all Lithuanians.  He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania, the  Kaunas Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the M. K.  Čiurlionis Art School, the Orchester symphonique de la Garde  républicaine, the Orchester de chambre Nouvelle Europe, the Vytautas  Magnus University Chamber Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of St.  Christopher and the Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra.

In  2018, Simonas Poška was awarded by the President of the Republic of  Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė for proclaiming the name of Lithuania in  the international competitions. In 2019, the Vilnius City Council  awarded the young pianist the Little Saint Christopher Prize for  achievements in 2018. From 2018 to 2020, the pianist has the support of  the M. Rostropovich Foundation “Support for Lithuanian Children”.  Simonas has been a scholarship holder of the “Live Music Now Hannover”  foundation since 2022.

Simonas Poška was born in  Vilnius, Lithuania in 2001. In 2008 he began studying at the M. K.  Čiurlionis Art School under Eglė Jurkevičiūtė-Navickienė. Since autumn  2020 he has been studying piano at the Hanover University of Music,  Theater and Media with Prof. Roland Krüger.

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