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Jan-Henrik Witkowski



Doriana Tchakarova


Audience Award

Audience Award

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Franz Schubert

L‘incanto degli occhi D 902 (Metastasio)   - 1R

Orpheus D 474 (Jakobi)   - 1R

Der entsühnte Orest D. 699 (Mayrhofer)

Auf dem See D. 543 (Goethe)

Im Frühling D. 882 (Schulze)

Ludwig van Beethoven 

Vier Arietten und Duett, Op.82

3. Arietta buffa "L‘amante impaziente“ (Metastasio)

Hugo Wolf 


2. Der Musikant


Stanisław Moniuszko 

Tren IV „Uczieszna moja śpiewaczko“ (Kochanowski)

Tren X „Urszulo moja wdzięczna“ (Kochanowski)

Henri Duparc 


12. La vie anterieure (Baudelaire)   - 1R

Gerald Finzi 

Let Us Garland Bring, Op.18 (Shakespeare) 

2. Who is Sylvia?

3. Fear No More the Heat o‘ the Sun   - 1R

4. O Mistress Mine


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Jan-Henrik Witkowski


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The German-Polish bass Jan-Henrik Witkowski received his first musical training in the boys' choir collegium iuvenum Stuttgart.

Since  October 2022 he has been studying singing with Prof. Teru Yoshihara at  the State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart. He also  receives important inspiration from Margreet Honig.

Jan-Henrik  Witkowski can be seen regularly as a soloist in Stuttgart and the  region. His current repertoire includes the bass parts of the Mozart  Requiem and the Fauré Requiem. In December 2023 he appeared as bass  soloist in a chamber music version of Handel's “Messiah” with the  Ensemble Violini Capricciosi in the Netherlands.

Doriana Tchakarova


Doriana  Tchakarova was born in Varna, Bulgaria. At the Stuttgart University of  Music she completed her bachelor's and master's degrees in piano with  Prof. Fernande Kaeser and Prof. Friedemann Rieger and studied in the  song class of Prof. Konrad Richter. In the same year she played the  second piano concerto by  Sergej Rachmaninoff with the Varna  Philharmonic.

Since October 2003 she has been  teaching singing accompaniment at the Stuttgart University of Music and  Performing Arts. In addition, Doriana Tchakarova develops a lively,  international concert activity as a chamber musician and song pianist.

She  is a sought-after accompanist at numerous singing master classes and  international singing competitions. The CDs with the sopranos Judith Erb  and Felicitas Erb with songs and duets by Robert Schumann, Hugo Kaun  (world premiere recordings) and Louis Spohr produced by ARS received a  lot of attention in the specialist press. Another CD with duets by Felix  Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel was released by ARS in 2016, met with an  overwhelming response across Europe and was nominated for the Echo Prize  in 2017, among other things.

Together with  Konstantin Krimmel, she won first prize in the song duo category at the  “Rising stars Grand Prix international music competition” in Berlin in  May 2018. Doriana Tchakarova  concerts as a song pianist on important  concert stages in Berlin,  Vienna, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Stuttgart,  Hanover, Heidelberg, Freiburg,  Lugano and many others.

In  2019, the renowned label Alpha Classics released a CD with ballads by  Schubert, Loewe, Schumann and Jensen with Konstantin Krimmel. This  recording was nominated for the International Classical  Music Awards  (ICMA) and Opus Klassik and was awarded the Diapason  découverte.

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