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Biographies & programs



Lara Rieken


First Round

Doriana Tchakarova


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Franz Schubert

Ständchen D 889 "Horch! Horch, die Lerch" (Shakespeare)  - 1R

Der Musensohn D 764 (Goethe)

Ludwig van Beethoven

La Partenza "Ecco quel fiero istante" WoO 124 (Metastasio)

Giacchino Rossini

Soirées musicales

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

Hugo Wolf

Spanisches Liederbuch

12. In dem Schatten meiner Locken (Anonymous/Heyse)


3. Verschwiegene Liebe

Edvard Grieg

Die verschwiegene Nachtigall, Op.48, No.4 (von der Vogelweide)

Henri Duparc


9. Chanson triste (Lahor)

Reynaldo Hahn

A Chloris (de Viau)   - 1R

Ivor Gurney

Five Elizabethan Songs

4. Sleep (Fletcher)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Four Shakespeare Songs, Op.31

4. When birds do sing   - 1R

Richard Strauss

Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op.67 

1. Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb

2. Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag

3. Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss


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Lara Rieken


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Lara  Rieken, soprano, born in Münsterland in 2001, is already a winner of  the 2022 Federal Singing Competition, as well as a scholarship holder  from the “Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now e.V.” association, the “Fritz  Wunderlich Society 2023”, and the “Giovanni Omodeo Foundation”.

Her  engagements included: to the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Alte Oper  Frankfurt, the Oper Frankfurt and to the E.T.A. Hoffmann Theater  Bamberg, where she made her debut as “Rossane” in Handel’s “Alessandro”  under the direction of Gottfried von der Goltz. Lara Rieken began her  studies as a young student at the HfMDK Frankfurt and then moved to the  HMDK Stuttgart for her bachelor's degree with her teacher Prof. Thilo  Dahlmann.

Doriana Tchakarova


Doriana  Tchakarova was born in Varna, Bulgaria. At the Stuttgart University of  Music she completed her bachelor's and master's degree in piano with  Prof. Fernande Kaeser and Prof. Friedemann Rieger and studied in Prof.  Konrad Richter's song class. In the same year she played Sergei  Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto 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 on ARS production 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 performs as a song pianist on important  concert stages in Berlin, Vienna, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Stuttgart,  Hanover, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Lugano and many others.

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

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