Wolfram Rieger

Germany

Wolfram Rieger received his first piano lessons from his parents and later from Konrad Pfeiffer in Regensburg.  He soon developed a deep affection for Lied interpretation and therefore continued his studies at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich with the famous Lied pianists Prof. Dr. Erik Werba and Prof. Helmut Deutsch.  After earning diploma with distinction, he attended several masterclasses with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Hans Hotter and Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Even during his studies he began teaching at Munich's Hochschule für Musik until in 1991 he started his own Lieder class for singers and pianists. In 1998 he became Professor of a Lied class at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". Wolfram Rieger regularly holds masterclasses in Europe and Japan. Wolfram Rieger is a regular guest artist at many  important music centres and festivals throughout the world, including the Schubertiade Feldkirch, Schubertiada a Vilabertran, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Châtelet, London's Wigmore Hall, New York's Carnegie Hall, the Vienna Musikverein and Konzerthaus, Salzburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Munich Festivals, Konzerthaus Berlin and Kölner Philharmonie. He appears both as recital accompanist and chamber musician with such renowned artists as Brigitte Fassbaender, Barbara Bonney, Juliane Banse, Michelle Breedt, Anja Harteros, Christiane Karg, Thomas Hampson, Olaf Bär, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Quasthoff, Michael Schade, The Cherubini Quartet, The Vogler Quartet, The Petersen Quartet among many others. A prolific recording artist, Mr. Rieger is well-represented on numerous CDs., many of which received various awards. Awards and distinctions include the honorary medal of the Associació Franz Schubert de Barcelona and the Hugo Wolf Medal of the International Hugo Wolf Academy Stuttgart.

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Rounds

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

 

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

  • three songs of the participants choice will be performed from the submitted repertoire
  • the programme must not exceed 15 minutes in duration

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

 

  • five songs will be performed from the submitted repertoire; two songs will be chosen by the jury and three by the candidates, whereof one has to be one of the new Hölderlin-settings by Stefan Heucke or Hauke Behreide; 
  • the programme must not exceed 20 minutes in duration 
  • the programme of the 2nd round will be determined after the end of the 1st round

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

 

  • eight songs will be performed from the submitted repertoire, four chosen by the jury and four by the candidates
  • the programme must not exceed 30 minutes in duration
  • the programme of the 3rd round will be determined after the end of the 2nd round

 

The prizewinners will be announced publically after the end of the final round. 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2020

Concert Hall, State University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart

Representatives of radio and television stations, artist managements, festivals and concert promotion agencies will be invited to the competition – particularly to the finals on October 3 and the prizewinners' concert on October 4, 2020.