Katja Maderer debuted recently in Copenhagen as a soprano soloist in Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion. She was one of the winners of the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang in Berlin in 2020 and, together with the pianist Amadeus Wiesensee, she won the special prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary Lied at the Internationaler Wettbewerb für Liedkunst in Stuttgart in 2022. Katja has given concerts at the Festspiele Europäische Wochen in Passau and at the Musikfest ION in Nuremberg, as well as at the Kammermusikwoche Tabea Zimmermann and the Christian Gerhaher Liedwoche at Schloss Elmau. Having completed her studies under professors Christiane Iven and Sabine Lahm at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich (where she studied violin in addition to singing), Katja Maderer continued her training in the class of professor Lars Woldt.
Jonas Müller was born in Deggendorf in 1999. His soloistic focus is on lied singing, which is supported by his close collaboration with pianist Gerold Huber. Jonas Müller is a scholarship holder of the Liedakademie of the Heidelberger Frühling under the direction of Thomas Hampson. Since 2022 he attends the Lied class at the HMT Munich with Prof. KS Christian Gerhaher. In May 2021 Müller made his operatic debut as Papageno in a production at HMT Munich; in 2022 he sang Count Almaviva in Mozart's Figaro and Lubano in "Der Stein der Weisen" . Since 2021 he has been a scholarship holder at Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V. and Fritz Wunderlich Gesellschaft e.V.; in the same year he received a grant from the Hans und Eugenia Jütting-Stiftung Stendal. In 2022/23 he is a scholarship holder of the Thomas Gotthold Greinwald Foundation.
Amadeus Wiesensee was born in 1993 and debuted at the age of twelve with the Munich Radio Orchestra. In 2019, the Süddeutsche Zeitung described his interpretation of Brahms’s Piano Trio No. 1 as “top-class, poetic and captivating”, while the Münchner Abendzeitung named him the Cultural Star of the Year in the classical music category. Amadeus Wiesensee has performed at the Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the Ruhr Piano Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, the Rheingau Musik Festival and the Würzburg Mozartfest, among other venues. In 2021, he was awarded the Bayerischer Kunstförderpreis. Amadeus Wiesensee was the first resident artist of the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn in the 2021/22 season, and he debuted in the Frauenkirche in Dresden, at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, at Die Glocke in Bremen and at the Schloss Elmau with the Goldberg Variations.
After completing her initial studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich, Anna Gebhardt trained in piano at the same school under professor Silke Avenhaus, and in Würzburg under professor Bernd Glemser. At present she is studying Lied Interpretation under professors Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber in Munich. Anna Gebhardt has won a number of prizes in different competitions, including second prize in the Harald-Genzmer Contest. Likewise, she has performed in the Swiss Chamber Music Festival and in the Espresso-Konzerte cycle at the Berlin Konzerthaus, and she collaborates in the children’s concerts of the Bavarian State Opera. Anna Gebhardt has received musical advice from Brigitte Fassbaender (at the Schwarzenberg Schubertiade) and Ian Bostridge, and has been awarded grants on various occasions from the Deutschlandstipendium and Yehudi Menuhim-Live Music Now programmes. She also teaches at the Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum of the University of Augsburg.