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The “New Scenes” Composition Competition is Announced

Announced now for the fourth year by the Deutsche Oper Berlin in cooperation with the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin is the international “New Scenes” Composition Competition. Until September 15, 2017, young composers up to age 35 may participate by submitting a sample of a work for music theater. Read More

startup!music prize awarded to the STEGREIF.orchester

The STEGREIF.orchester has received the startup!music prize for 2017, awarded by the Patrons of the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. Since it was founded in 2015, the young, 24-member ensemble, under the artistic direction of Juri de Marco, has already earned a name for itself in the music world. The ensemble receives prize money in the amount of €10,000.  Read More

Ji Yoon Lee Becomes 1st Concertmaster of the Staatskapelle Berlin

Beginning in the 2017/18 season, the violinist Ji-Yoon Lee will be 1st concertmaster of the Staatskapelle Berlin. The South Korean native has studied at the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin in the class of Prof. Kolja Blacher beginning in 2013, and has been preparing for the concert exam since 2016. In existence since 1570, the Staatskapelle Berlin is one of the oldest orchestras in the world, and has been under the baton of General Music Director Daniel Barenboim since 1992. The Staatskapelle Berlin has four concertmasters, and the 25-year-old Ji-Yoon Lee will be the orchestra’s youngest. Read More

Kahchun Wong is Designated Principal Conductor of the Nürnberger Symphoniker

Kahchun Wong, a graduate of the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin, has been designated the new Principal Conductor of the Nürnberger Symphoniker, and will take up his post beginning in the 2018-19 season.
In 2016, Kahchun Wong was awarded 1st prize at the "Mahler Competition," the conducting competition named for the composer Gustav Mahler and organized by the Bamberger Symphoniker. Born in 1986 and a native of Singapore, Wong studied with Prof. Christian Ehwald and Prof. Hans-Dieter Baum, earning a Master's Degree from the Hanns Eisler School in 2014. Read More

Diana Tishchenko and Thomas Reif Receive Prizes at the Mendelssohn Conservatory Competition

Students from the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin were particularly successful at this year's Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Competition: the Ukrainian violinist Diana Tishchenko (26) received the Mendelssohn Prize, the 1st Prize of the Conservatory Competition, while the violinist Thomas Reif (25) received the Federal President's Award (2nd Prize). As piano trio members as well, students from the Hanns Eisler School received awards at the nationwide Conservatory Competition. Read More