Jury 2022 nl

Anna Fauth

Anna Fauth (VS/Duitsland)

Artist Manager at TACT International Art Management
present on the 2nd round only

Anna Fauth is a graduate of the Longy School of Bard College of Music, USA with a degree in Vocal Opera Performance, and has studied Business Administration at the University of Michigan. Having started a career on the stage as a soprano, Fauth has found a home at TACT Management where for five years she has been representing and managing international careers of young as well as established operatic artists.

Ana-Camelia Stefanescu

Ana-Camelia Stefanescu (Roemenië)

Professor of voice in l’IMEP of Namur, Belgium

The Romanian soprano Ana-Camelia Stefanescu was born in 1974 in Bucharest. She has been awarded prizes in a number of important singing competitions including the Verviers International Competition, but caught the attention of the international opera world when she won Second Prize at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Belgium. As principal artist with the Romanian National Opera, Ana-Camelia Stefanescu sang numerous roles including Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Rosina (Barbiere di Siviglia), Zerbinetta (Ariadne auf Naxos), Zerlina (Don Giovanni) and Queen of the Night (Zaubeflöte). With the latter role, Ana-Camelia Stefanescu made her debut at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Vienna State Opera and the Staatsoper Berlin. And when the Berlin production was invited to Japan, Ana-Camelia Stefanescu was chosen by conductor Daniel Barenboim to perform it there. The ensuing years, she belonged unquestionably to the most demanded Queen of the Night the with guest performances throughout Europe inlcuding the Opera Houses of Graz, Nice, Hamburg and Brussels, in the successful production stage directed by William Kentridge and led by René Jacobs. Other engagements included : Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann in Dieter Kaeg’s new production for Opera Ireland, The Queen in The Verurteilung des Lukullus (by Paul Dessau, after Brecht) and Narsea in Solimano at the Staatsoper Berlin. Subsequently she was engaged in Liège (Théâtre de la Place) as Frau Herz (Der Schauspieldirector) and made her debut at the Teatro Real Madrid as L’Enfant, le Rossignol and La Princesse in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges. Eventually she made her debut at the Cagliari Opera House as L’Ensoleillad in Chérubin by J. Massenet (2006) and at the Teatro lirico of Bolzano and Lucca as Najade in Ariadne auf Naxos (2007). She got lavish praise for her role debut as Ophélie (Hamlet, by A. Thomas) in the successful production by stage director Vincent Boussard and conducted by Patrick Fournillier, proposed by Opéra National du Rhin (ONR) in Strasbourg and /Mulhouse (June 2011). The House reinvited Ana-Camelia Stefanescu to sing La Folie (Platée by Rameau) in the award-winning production by stage director Mariame Clément (together with Les Talens Lyriques led by Christophe Rousset), for Violetta in new production of La Traviata also directed by Vincent Boussard and to make her role debut as La Princesse Eudoxie in La Juive (Halevy) stage directed by Peter Konwitschny (season 2016/2017). Ana-Camelia Stefanescu has sung under the baton of renowned conductors such as : Daniel Barenboim, René Jacobs, Mark Minkovski, Ivan Fischer, Simone Young, Bertrand de Billy, Peter Schreier, Marc Soustrot, Sebastian Weigle, Philippe Jordan, Josep Pons, Arnold Östman, David Gimenez, Emanuel Villaume, Patrick Fournillier, Jacques Lacombe, Pier Giorgio Morandi and Adam Fischer. In addition to her opera engagements, Ana-Camelia Stefanescu has made several recordings with the Romanian Broadcasting Corporation and for WDR in Cologne. She has also given a number of concerts and recitals in Romania, Spain, Poland, Switzerland, France, Holland, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom, including a concert in her native Romania, where she was the soprano soloist with José Carreras.

Aaron Wajnberg

Aaron Wajnberg (België)

Artistiek directeur van Antwerp LiedFest
Docent aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen

De Belgische pianist Aaron Wajnberg behoort tot de meest gevraagde liedbegeleiders van de nieuwe generatie.
Hij ontving wereldwijde erkenning voor zijn prestaties als pianobegeleider op de Internationale Koningin Elisabethwedstrijd Zang 2018 waarna hij concerteerde in belangrijke zalen als Carnegie Hall New York, Teatro Municipal Rio de Janeiro, Veronica Hagman Hall Danbury (Connecticut), Palau de les Arts Valencia, Bayerische Staatsoper München, Dutch National Opera,Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Clara Schumann Saal Frankfurt, Crystall Hall Rogaska Slatina, Mozarteum Salzburg, Philharmonie Luxembourg, Teatro Communale Bologna, Teatro Verdi Milano, Auditorium du Nouveau Siècle Lille, Ruse State Opera (Bulgarije), Baltasar Dias Municipal Theatre Funchal (Madeira), Kiev Philharmonic Hall, Elisabethzaal, Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen & Gent, DeSingel & AMUZ Festival van Vlaanderen, La Monnaie, FLAGEY,…
Hij was de begeleider voor recitals en masterclasses van gerenommeerde zangers als Ann Murray, Héloise Mas, Edith Wiens, Maxim Mikhailov, Christophe Prégardien, Christianne Stotijn, Danylo Matviienko, Yuriy Hadzetsky, Sooyeon Lee, Charlotte Wajnberg, Liesbeth Devos, Stephanie Friede, Cairan Ryan, Hanne Roos, Emma Char, Karen Vermeiren, Lubov Stuchevskaya, Thomas Allen, Sergei Leiferkus, Gary Jankowski, Jean-Paul Fouchecourt, Stefan Cifolelli, Nathalie Manfrino en Paul Gay.
Als veelgevraagd kamermusicus concerteerde hij met musici als Artiom Shiskov, Julien Hervé, Roman Patocka, Maciej Pikulski, Dmytro Sukhovienko, Levente Kende, Matthew Barley en ensembles als het Enesco kwartet en het Danel kwartet.
Aaron Wajnberg studeerde piano bij Levente Kende aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium van zijn geboortestad Antwerpen, en later bij Vitaly Samoshko aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium van Gent en in Italië bij M° Leonid Margarius.
Als liedbegeleider vervolmaakte hij zich onder leiding van Jozef De Beenhouwer & Lucienne Van Deyck in Antwerpen, Helmut Deutsch in Wenen en Roger Vignoles in London. Thans is hij als docent verbonden aan het Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen en gaf hij Lied-masterclasses in New York, Parijs en Frankfurt.
Hij vertolkt regelmatig hedendaagse muziek en werkte samen met componisten als L. Brewaeys, P. Boesmans, A. Besses en R. Groslot.
Met het Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra zal hij in januari 2020 ‘the Intimacy of Distance’ van R. Groslot opnemen voor het label NAXOS.
Naast zijn concertactiviteit is Aaron Wajnberg artistiek directeur van Antwerp LiedFest.

Michèle Losier

Michèle Losier (Canada)

Leading soloist of the major opera houses all over the world

Born in Canada, mezzo-soprano Michèle Losier studied at McGill University, trained with young artists programs such as the one in Montreal, New York Juilliard, and San Francisco Merola before starting an international career.
She has distinguished herself in roles such as Ascanio (Benvenuto Cellini) at the Dutch National Opera, Octavian at the Berlin Staatstoper, Komponist at the Maggio Musicale Firenze, Prince Charmant(Cendrillon) at Opéra-Comique, Nicklausse (Les Contes d’Hoffmann) at Teatre del Liceu, La Monnaie and the Bayerish Staatsoper, Charlotte (Werther) at Opéra de Montréal and in Sydney, Sesto (La Clemenza di Tito) at Wiener Staatsoper and Théâtre royal de la Monnaie, Cherubino (Le Nozze di Figaro) at San Francisco Opera, Dorabella (Cosi fan tutte) at the Royal Opera House, Opera de Paris and at the Salzburg Festival, and Siebel (Faust) at the Metropolitan Opera. She has worked with renowned conductors such as Kent Nagano, Simone Young, Zubin Metha, Alain Altinoglu, Bertrand de Billy, Placido Domingo, Marc Minkowski, Louis Langrée, Philippe Jordan, Daniel Barenboim and Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
In concert, her repertoire includes the major works from Berlioz, Beethoven, Chausson, Mahler and Ravel. Michèle regularly performs in recitals, where she demonstrates her fondness for French music. She has recorded Gounod’s La Colombe with the Hallé Orchestra and Sir Mark Elder, Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet with Sir Andrew Davis and the BBC symphony.
After competing for the Reine Elisabeth singing competition, she came back regularly in Belgium and recently decided to reside in Brussel. She recorded with pianist Daniel Blumenthal Duparc’s Mélodies, and with Canadian pianist Olivier Godin recording of Brahms’s Liebeslieder-Walzer, and French songs recitals.

Axel Everaert

Axel Everaert (België)

Professor zang aan het Conservatoire Royal de Mons (Arts2), België
Professor zang aan het Conservatorium van Maastricht, Nederland

De Belgische tenor Axel Everaert studeerde zang in Rome met Gianella Borelli, Ré Koster en Ileana Cotrubas. Tegelijkertijd was hij student in de liedklas van Irwin Gage aan het Konservatorium Zürich MKZ. Hij werd laureaat van verschillende internationale zangconcours, maar de eerste prijs in het Internationaler Koloraturgesangs-Wettbewerb van Stuttgart was het beginpunt van een internationale carrière in Belcanto-rollen. Hij vertolkte o.a. de Conte Almaviva (Barbiere), Lindoro (L’Italiana in Algeri), Narciso (Il Turco in Italia), Idreno (Semiramide), Ilo (Zelmira), Elvino (La Sonnambula), Ernesto (Don Pasquale), Leicester (Maria Stuarda), maar ook Don Ottavio, Belmonte en Idamante (Idomeneo). Naast zijn werk op het operapodium was hij een veelgevraagd liedzanger in zowel Duits als Frans repertoire.
Axel Everaert was van 2011 tot 2017 artistiek leider van het Young Artist Program van de Nationale Opera van Riga. Hij werkt regelmatig als vocal coach voor Italiaans en Frans repertoire aan het Stanislavski & Nemirovich-Danchenko Theater in Moscow, en aan de Nationale Opera van Minsk (Belorussia). Ook als jurylid is hij een graag geziene gast, zoals bij de Bolshaia Opera Contest van de TV-zender “Russia Kultura”(van 2016 tot 2019).
Axel Everaert is professor zang aan het Conservatoire Royal de Mons (Arts2) en aan het Conservatorium van Maastricht.

Constantin Philippoff

Constantin Philippoff (Germany)

Artist Manager
present on the 2nd round only

Constantin Philippoff works with the world’s most renowned opera houses and orchestras (formerly with Hilbert Artists Management GmbH). Born in Moscow, he completed his studies in Acting at Conservatoire de Nice, Voice at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt in Weimar and Arts History at Moscow Social Pedagogical Institute. After his engagements on stage, Constantin shifted his focus to a management role in the music industry. His interests lie in classical literature, performance and fine arts. Constantin speaks French, German, Italian, Russian and English. Having studied with the American pianist Dalton Baldwin, Constantin is dedicated to the promotion of classical music and opera, as well as preservation of bel canto tradition and endorsement of young singers.

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