Dr. Dr. habil. Sylwia Burnicka - Kalischewska graduated from the State School of Music of Feliks Nowowiejski in Szczecin in the solo singing class of prof. Andrzej Kwiczała. She graduated from the Faculty of Russian Language and Applied Linguistics at Warsaw University (1996). In 1997 she graduated with distinction from the Academy of Music of Frederic Chopin in Warsaw in the solo singing class of prof. Urszula Trawińska-Moroz. In 2002 she completed her doctoral studies at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and East Slavonic Philology at Warsaw University and she received the academic degree of Doctor of Humanities. In 2012 she received the academic degree of Doctor of Arts of Music in the Arts "Vokalistik" at the Academy of Music of Grażyna and Kiejstut Bacewicz in Łódź. She participated in master classes conducted by prof. Ryszard Karczykowski, Maestra Maria Fołtyn, prof. Bożena Betley. The first stage experience she gained during numerous tour with the Polish Music Theatre in Warsaw. The most frequently performed roles in a stage andas a concert are: I, II, III Lady of "Magic Flute", Donna Elvira in the opera „Don Giovanni”, Countess Almaviva in „The Marriage of Figaro” by W.A . Mozart, Rosalinda in „Die Fledermaus” by J. Strauss, Maggie and Gertrude in „Hänsel and Gretel” by E. Humperdinck, Leonora in „Il Trovatore”, Amelia in „Masquerade ball” by G. Verdi. She has given concerts with many orchestras f.e. Szczecin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of Academy of Music in Warsaw, Budapest National Philharmonic Orchestra. She sang under the baton of Henryk Czyż, prof. Ryszard Dudek, Andrzej Knapp, Wojciech Szaliński, Zbigniew Powolny, Bogdan Hoffmann, Eugeniusz Kus, Antal Barnas, Friedmar Bellmann, Włodzimierz Porczyński and other conductors. She has performed as soloist at the Polish stages: the National Theatre in Warsaw, Theatre „Na Woli” in Warsaw, the Grand Theatre in Poznan, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, as well as on the stages of opera houses in Germany: Bremen, Hannover, Hamburg, Erlangen, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart , Wuppertal, Kiel, Münster, Mannheim, Regensburg, Dortmund, Hamm, Osnabruck, Schwedt, Lübeck, and many other cities. In 1997-2004 she worked as a soloist in the Powszechny Theatre of Zygmunt Hübner in Warsaw. She played a role of Sophie de Palma, a pupil of Maria Callas, in the „Maria Callas- masterclass” of Terrence McNally (with Krystyna Janda and Cezary Zak). At the same time she was also a soloist in the Warsaw Philharmonic with which she toured throughout Poland. The artist was invited to participate in many important festivals. She had guest performances at the XXXVII Festival of Stanislaw Moniuszko in Kudowa Zdrój, V Opera Festival in Bydgoszcz, II Opera Meeting in Grudziądz, VII and VIII Festival of Peace in Jawor and Usedomer Musikfestival. She has performed in Poland, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Italy, and France (Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris), Austria (Konzerthaus, Vienna) and the U.S.A. (Copernicus Center in Chicago). Sylwia Burnicka - Kalischewska made many recordings for radio and television. Since 2002 she has been teaching solo singing at a music school Kreismusikschule Uecker - Randow in Ueckermünde. In 2004-2005 she collaborated as a teacher of solo singing with a music school Musikschulzweckverband „Kon.centus” in Neubrandenburg. Her students have won German local and international vocal competitions.
JURY of the 5th International Giulio Perotti Singing Competition
in Ueckermünde 20th – 26th 2017
- The adjudicating panel will be made of international singers and professors of music.
- The President of the panel will have the responsibility of ensuring that the panel makes all judgments according to the preset criteria.
- In the event of there being an exceptionally high number of participants, the panel reserves the right to shorten the individual competition programmes.
- After each round, the results will be given to the candidates in the Regional School (Ueckerstrasse 59, Ueckermünde). The results will also be published on the competition website.
- The decision of the adjudicating panel are final, and cannot be contested, either with the panel, or through the court of law.
- If any prizes are not awarded, the jury reserves the right to rename the prizes.
The list of the Judges
Anna Korondi was born in 1969 in Budapest. She studied singing in her hometown and in Vienna (Margarete Bence, David Lutz). In 1993 she graduated with honors and three years later she won the ARD International Music Competition. She won also numerous awards in the following competitions in Budapest, Aberdeen and Vienna. From 1989 to 1993 she had an engagement at the ORF Choir in Vienna. Then Anna Korondi was employed as a member of the soloists (until 1997) of the Comic Opera in Berlin and of the Opera in Bonn (until 1999). She performed as a guest at the prestigious festivals such as the Salzburg, Schwetzingen, Bayreuther Festspiele, during Wagner’s Days in Budapest (Budapester Wagnertagen) and Schubert’s Weeks in Vienna (Wiener Schubertwochen), as well as in the Bayerische Staatsoper (premiere of "Bernarda Albas Haus" under the direction of Zubin Mehta, "Arabella"), on the stage of the Städtischen Bühnen Münster ("Der Rosenkavalier"), the Konzerthaus Turku ("Don Giovanni"), in the Comic Opera in Berlin (important roles of Mozart) and at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples ("Parsifal" ). In addition to extensive concert activity in Europe, Asia and South America Anna Korondi is a regular guest of major European orchestras (f.ex. Chapelle Royal, Concentus Musicus in Vienna, Gewandhausorchester in Leipzig, WDR and HR Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra). She has worked with such directors as Christoph Schlingensief, Harry Kupfer, Christine Mielitz, Hans Neuenfels and Andreas Homoki, as well as with such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Pierre Boulez, Philippe Herreweghe, Helmut Rilling, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Adam Fischer, Peter Schneider and Herbert Blomstedt . Her recordings appeared thanks to the following companies: Labels Farao Classics (songs by Brahms, Mozart's Requiem, The Passion of Matthew), Hungaroton (works by Handel and Kodály), Capriccio (works by Mendelssohn and Spohr) and BIS Records AB ("Floresta do Amazonas" by Villa-Lobos). In addition to her artistic activity she often leads masterclasses. From 2007 to 2014 she was an assistant professor at the Academy of Arts in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin) and from 2010 at the Academy of Music in Weimar. In the winter semester 2013/14 Anna Korondi was employed as professor of singing at the Academy of Music of Hanns Eisler in Berlin.
Friederike Meinel studied first at the Berlin Academy of Art with Ingrid Figur and then with Rudolf Piernay in Mannheim. In 2002 she made her concert exam. She was a listener durig master classes with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Aribert Reimann for many years. Ingrid Bjoner and Helmut Kretschmar were also teachers very important to her. Major influence on the development of the singer had master classes led by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Ingrid Bjoner. Mezzo-soprano won in international competitions such as the Vocal Competition of Paula Lindberg - Salomon whether Yamaha Vocal Competition and among others she sang on the stage of the Bavarian National Theater in Munich, Dresden Semperoper, Opera Theatre in Cologne and during the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. She made her debut in the title role of the opera “Penthesilea – Dream” under the direction of Ulf Schirmer during the Wiener Festwochen. Friederike Meinel has worked in the field of opera with conductors as Jun Märkl, Marc Albrecht, Peter Schneider and Jeffrey Tate. She has performed with the following orchestras: the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra, the Bavarian National Orchestra, Orchestra Gürzenich in Cologne, Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra. She has performed in the Berlin Philharmonic, the Rudolfinum in Prague, Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Prinzregententheater Theatre in Munich, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Big Hall of the West German Radio in Cologne, Chamber Opera Rheinsberg Castle and in the Spring of Heidelberg. She participated in many CD recordings. One of her recitals, which was held in Cologne Philharmonic and the West German Radio in Cologne, was a concert of songs by Franz Schubert conducted by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and a performance during the Ravinia Festival in Chicago. Since 2008 she has been a patron of the German project “Children help children - music creates the future” for the Children’s Aid Society “Catania” (help for traumatized victims).
Prof. Marilyn Rees graduated with a BMus (Hons) from University College Cardiff before continuing postgraduate and Opera School studies at the Royal College of Music. While still there, she made her professional debut with Kent Opera at the Aldeburgh Festival. Roles have included Susanna, Queen of the Night, Zerbinetta and the Bel Canto repertoire. She has worked extensively in recital and oratorio and has toured Japan, USA, Germany and Italy and has broadcast for television and radio. She sang with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and the Bayreuther Festspiele for ten years. Her special interest in vocal pedagogy led her to establish herself as a full time singing teacher in 1996 when she also joined the vocal department at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Marilyn is now a highly acclaimed and sought-after teacher and has a thriving private teaching studio in London of young and established artists. Her many successful students are enjoying competition success and are performing with the major opera companies. She is a frequent adjudicator, examiner and vocal consultant and gives regular workshops in London. Marilyn is also Professor of Voice at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, teaches at Cardiff University and is Head of Singing at Junior Guildhall.
American soprano Janet Williams has won international critical acclaim for performances at the Metropolitan Opera, Berliner Stadtsoper, Paris Opera, Thèâtre des Champs Elysée, Opera de Lyon, Nice Opera, Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Geneva Opera, Frankfurt Opera, Cologne Opera, Leipzig Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, Dallas Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre as well as in concerts throughout Europa, North America, Canada, Israel and Japan with conductors including Vladimir Ashkenazy, Daniel Barenboim, Myung Whung Chung, Phillippe Herreweghe, René Jacobs, Marek Janowski, Neemi Jarvi, Raymond Leppard, Fabio Luisi, Sir Neville Marriner, Nicholas McGegan, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, John Nelson, Donald Runnicles, Gerard Schwarz and Michael Tilson Thomas. Janet Williams has appeared with the Israel Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, The Chicago Symphony, the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York and Tokyo, the New World Symphony, the Detroit Symphony, the New York, Los Angeles, Santa Fe Chamber Orchestras, as well as with orchestras throughout Europe in repertoire ranging from Bach und Mozart to contemporary works of living composers. Her interpretations as a recitalist have been critically acclaimed in New York, San Francisco, Washington D. C. and Detroit and as well as Berlin, Paris, Tokyo and in Iceland. Ms. Williams' professional carreer began with the San Francisco Opera Center as a member of the Merola Program. She was awarded an Adler Fellowship and subsequently appeared with the company as guest artist singing leading roles in the operas of Mozart, Puccini, Händel and Rossini. She was a member of the Berlin Staatsoper ensemble, making a critically acclaimed debut as Cleopatra in Carl Heinrich Graun's Cleopatra e Cesare. Other roles in her repertoire include Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Konstanze and Blondchen in Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Adina in L'Elisir d'amore, Änchen in Der Freischütz, Adele in Die Fledermauß, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Seviglia, Musetta in La Boheme, Gilda in Rigoletto, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera and Nannetta in Falstaffas as well as the Jungfrau in Stravinsky's Moses und Aron and Manon in Henze's Boulevard Solitude. She is especially acclaim for leading roles in the baroque operas of Händel, Telemann, Gassmann and Stradella at the Händel Festival in Halle, the Festwochen der Alten Musik in Innsbruck, Austria; the Spoleto Festival Italy, the Schwetzingen Festival, the Wexford Festival in Ireland and the Styriarte Festival in Graz. Ms. Williams recently made her theatrical debut in Dante's La Vita Nova in a co-production of the Berlin Renaissance Theater and the Bayer-Leverkusen Kulturhaus. She has appeared in nationally and internationally televised specials, including the Kennedy Center Honors Concert in a tribute to honoree Marylin Horne, the PBS broadcast of the San Francisco Opera Gala co-hosted by Joan Sutherland and the ARTE film documentary L'Opera seria. She was featured in an Oscar-winning documentary of the San Francisco Opera Chorus as Musetta in Francesca Zambello's production of La Bohème. Her recordings include Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with the Chicago Symphony under Daniel Barenboim, Händel's Messiah with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra under Nichalas McGegan, Graun's Cleopatra e Cesare with the Concerto Köln Orchestra under René Jacobs and Cimarosa's Il matrimonio segreto under Gabriele Bellini. Janet Williams holds Bachelor degree both Music Education and Vocal Performance from Indiana University, where she was a student and Assistant Instructor under Professor Camilla Williams. Other instructors or mentors have included world-renowned singers Regina Crespin, Kammersängerin Helen Donath, Kammersängerin Reri Grist and noted international vocal pedagogue David Jones. Janet Williams was recently named Guest Professor of the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin and is currently on the voice faculties of the Hochschule für Musik and Theater in Rostock and the Lotte Lehmann Summer Academy in Perleberg, Germany. She has presented master classes, seminars and workshops across the United States, as well as in London, Paris, Reykjavik and Berlin. Her book Nail Your Next Audition, The Ultimate 30-Day Guide for Singers has attracted a global following of young singers and voice professionals.
Diego Crovetti, pianist and conductor, was born in Milano, Italy. After having studied piano in M?nchen (Germany) and Milano, havig graduated at Conservatorio Verdi he mastered in the field of opera and orchestral conducting. He studied also musicology and literature at Milano State University. As a pianist he accompanied many vocal concerts and opera shows all around Italy and Europe (Germany, Austria, France, Swiss, Spain) and Asia (China, Korea, Japan), playing with such singers as Barbara Frittoli, Katia Ricciarelli, Jose' Cura, Giuseppe Giacomini, Giacomo Aragall, Salvatore Licitra etc. In 1997-2001 he worked as an opera-coach at Graz Opera House (Austria) and he was also an assistant of such conductors as Ulf Schirmer, Gunter Neuhold, Anton Guadagno and Maestro Riccardo Chailly at the Milano Verdi Symphony Orchestra. He was also a guest of other theaters like Tokyo National Theatre, Teatro alla Scala (for "West Side Story"), Teatro Sociale di Como. He teaches an opera interpretation for singers and orchestral and chorus conducting at Accademia Donizetti in Masate (Milano) and he holds many masterclasses in Italy, Austria, Japan, China, Korea. He is invited as a Jury at many important singing competitions such as "Aslico" in Como, "Tagliavini" in Deutschlandsberg (Austria), "Viotti" in Vercelli, "Zandonai" (2010 special edition at Shanghai Expo), "Bellini" in Caltanissetta. He made his debut as a conductor with "Philarmonia Mediterranea Orchestra" at the 1st Calabria Opera Festival in Cosenza (Italy). In 2002-2006 he conducted many vocal concerts tours in Swiss, Germany, Austria, appearing also in important concert-halls such as Frankfurt "Alte Oper", Muenchen "Herkulessaal", Zuerich "Tonhalle". In 2002 he had his opera debut with "AIDA" of Verdi at Heidelberg Arena (Germany). He followed many opera productions in Italy, Germany, Austria, Belgium f.e. "Aida", "Nabucco", "La Traviata", "Die Zauberflöte", "Die Czardasfürstin". In 2004 he conducted "Tosca" at Busan Opera House (Korea) with Seoul Philarmonic Orchestra and in 2006 he made his USA debut with "Pagliacci" and "Lucia di Lamermoor" at Grand Opera Theatre in Wichita, Kansas. In the same year he conducted "Tosca" in Como and "Carmen" in Milano. In 2007 after "Macbeth" of Verdi in Spain (Madrid, Zaragoza, Toledo) and "Barbiere di Siviglia" in Latina, he conducted "Aida" at the important Avenches Arena Opera Festival. In 2008-2011 he prepared various productions as "Tosca" and "Aida" at the Cheliabinsk Opera Festival (Russia), "Carmen" and "Traviata" at Busan Opera House, "Cavalleria Rusticana", "Barbiere di Siviglia", "Elisir d'amore", "Rigoletto" in Milano and in Sicily, "Traviata" at Daegu Opera House (live broadcast by MBC TV) and Seoul Arts Center (Korea) where he will be back next year. His next production will be "Il Trovatore" at Rho Auditorium Milano and in december 2011 he will debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana at Teatro Politeama in Palermo. In 2009 he recorded a CD of "Cavalleria Rusticana" of Mascagni with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ulrich Messthaler- at the beginning he studied piano and philosophy in Munich and after than he studied solo singing in Augsburg, New York and Basel. His teachers are Emmy Lisken, Kurt Widmer, Denis Hall, Thomas LoMonaco and Gérard Souzay. Ulrich Messthaler made his debut in Basel with Ann-Sophie von Otter and Paul Frey in "Ariadne on Naxos" and later he starred in such productions as "Idomeneo" directed by Armin Jordan, "The Merry Wives of Windsor” or "Orontea" by Cesti under the baton of René Jacobs and "Orpheus" with Joshua Rifkin. He also participated in opera productions in Basel, Monte Carlo, Hamburg and Stuttgart with such roles as Caronte in “Orpheus” and Escamillo in “Carmen” by Bizet. His concert activities have led him to such important music centers as Tonhalle Zürich, Musikverein Wien, Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Palais Garnier Paris and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. The artist is often a guest at festivals in Rastatt, Urach, Ambronay, Piccardie, Lyon, Paris, Beaune, Arles, Fribourg, Innsbruck, in the famous series of concerts of “St. Maurizio” in Milan and the “Printemps des Arts” in Monte Carlo where he collaborated with such musicians as Anthony Rooley, Louis Devos, Jordi Savall, Michael Radulescu and Martin Gester. At the Théatre Champs-Elysées in Paris, he sang under the direction of René Jacobs the Word of Christ from the Passion of St. John by Bach. Radio France transmitted it all over the Europe on Good Friday. Ulrich Messthaler has gained his popularity thanks to recitals that revitalized the old tradition of accompaniment while singing on Hammerflügel. It is worth mentioning successes at "Schubertiades in Limoges" with Christoph Coin and Quattuor Mosaique, at the Festival de Royaumont in Paris and other festivals in Germany, Switzerland, France, Poland and Slovenia. He recorded over 30 CDs and DVDs with the works of Monteverdi and Händel, Buxtehude and Bach's oratorios, Schubert's songs, Ravel's works. Many of them have been awarded with the Diapason d`Or, the Deutscher Schallplattenpreis, the Grammophon Award, and the "Best record of the year" of “New York Times”. For more than 30 years, Ulrich Messthaler has not been only a singer but he has been also a valued vocal consultant and singing teacher. Since 1990, he has had the class of solo singing and interpretation of songs at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. His purpose is to open new perspectives for an international circle of students. These perspectives are based on historically well-established interpretative methods. His master courses in France, Germany, England, Slovenia, Poland and Brazil, which are based on competence, historical knowledge and which are combined with the vocal work of the whole body, are always of great interest. Ulrich Messthaler participates regularly in seminars and courses at Fondation Royaumont near Paris and he participates in research projects in collaboration with the Sorbonne University. Ulrich Messthaler teaches in London singers and groups like Voces8. In seminars, publications, international congresses he engages in a topic that affects the singing: exploring the forgotten aspects of singing aesthetics and their artistic performance in the present day. Since 2006 Ulrich Messthaler has been the artistic director of the “Festival des Cordes Sensibles” in southern France.
Prof. Włodzimierz Zalewski - singer associated with the Grand Theatre - National Opera in Warsaw and the Grand Theatre in Łódź. In 1976 he graduated at the State Higher School of Music in Łódź at the Faculty of Vocal and Acting in the class of prof. Zdzisław Krzywicki. He has won many vocal competitions and he has got many prizes and awards. He has a repertoire of over 50 opera parties that he presented on the Polish and foreign scenes, including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Greece and the Netherlands. The most important roles are: Gurnemanz in “Parsifal”, the title role in Richard Wagner's “Dutchman wanderer”, Zacharias in “Nabucco”, the title role in “Attila”, Philip II and the Grand Inquisitor in “Don Carlos”, Walter in “Luisa Miller”, Fiesca in Giuseppe Verdi's “Simon Boccanegra” , Scarpia in “Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini, Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau in “Der Rosenkavalier” by Richard Strauss, Don Pizarro in “Fidelio” of Ludwig van Beethoven, the title role in “Boris Godunov” by Modest Mussorgsky, Prince Gremin in “Eugene Onegin”, Kochubey in “Mazeppa” of Peter Iljich Tchaikovsky, Mendoza w “Engagement at the monastery” of Sergei Prokofiev, Creon and the Messenger in Igor Stravinsky's “Oedipus Rex”, the Duke Bluebeard in Bela Bartok’s “The Castle of the Blue-Bearded Duke”, the title role in “Don Giovanni” and Sarastro in “The Magic Flute” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Van Bett in “Car and carpenter” of Albert Lortzing, Zbigniew and Skołuba in “Straszny dwór” and Stolnik in Stanisław Moniuszko's “Halka”. He participated in the Polish and world premieres of the following works: “Draußen von der Tür” of Sandor Balassy, “Kohlhaas” of Karl Kogler (record and film), “Maria Stuart” and “Lord Jim” of Romuald Twardowski, “Ubu Rex” by Krzysztof Penderecki, “Wyrywacz serc” by Elizabeth Sikora. He has made many recordings, television and radio. The artist also performs extensive oratorio repertoire, which includes the following songs: Georg Friedrich Handel (Messiah), Johann Sebastian Bach (Passion by St. John, Passion by St. Matthew, the Mass in B Minor, Christmas Oratorio, Easter Oratorio), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Requiem), Gioacchino Rossini (Stabat Mater, Small solemn mass), Giuseppe Verdi (Messa da Requiem), Antonín Dvořák (Requiem, Stabat Mater), Ludwig van Beethoven (Missa solemnis, The Ninth Symphony). His repertoire includes songs of the series: “Schwanengesang” of Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann's “Dichterliebe”, “Vier ernste Gesänge” by Johannes Brahms, “Songs and Dances of Death” by Modest Mussorgsky, “Song of the sonnets of Michelangelo” by Hugo Wolf, and numerous songs of Polish and foreign composers. He collaborated with leading conductors as: Zygmunt Latoszewski, Jerzy Katlewicz , Jerzy Semkow, Henryk Czyż, Antoni Wicherek, Bogusław Madey, Semion Bychkov, Manfred Mayrhofer, Antoni Wit. He has performed in many productions of such directors as: Andrzej Żuławski, Marek Weiss-Grzesiński, Fritz Flieder, Pier Luigi Pizzi, Pier Luigi Pier'Alli, Gilbert Deflo, Christof Loy. He has been working as a teacher since 1980. He is a professor. His students have won numerous awards at Polish and international competitions and they are singing in the best opera houses all over the world. Among his most prominent pupils there are: Mariusz Kwiecień, Daniel Borowski and Piotr Miciński. The artist is the author of a lot of lectures dedicated to the teaching of singing and he is also vocal competitions juror. He leads masterclasses for young singers (in 2003 - at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm) and is the creator of masterclasses in Rheinsberg (Musikakademie). He has supervised and reviewed numerous doctorates, professorships, habilitations and has supervised honorary doctorates of prominent singers: Teresa Kubiak and Christa Ludwig. In 2002-2005 he was a head of the Department of Vocal Music at the Academy in Warsaw and in 2002-2008 he was elected a dean of the Vocal Faculty at Music Academy of G. and K. Bacewicz in Łódź.