Flore Van Meerssche / Hiroko Utsumi

Belgien / Japan

Aufnahme Runde II / Recording Round II

 

Aufnahme Runde I / Recording Round I

Aufnahme Runde II / Recording Round II

 

Aufnahme Runde I / Recording Round I

Aufnahme Runde II / Recording Round II

 

Aufnahme Runde I / Recording Round I

Flore Van Meerssche, Sopran
*1993 Belgien

Hiroko Utsumi, Klavier
*1992 Japan

 

Wir freuen uns besonders auf den Liedwettbewerb Stuttgart 2020, weil es einer der renommiertesten Liedwettbewerbe überhaupt ist. Wir befassen uns seit mehreren Jahren intensiv mit dem Liedrepertoire und sehen es als einzigartige Gelegenheit in diesem Rahmen zu musizieren.


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Ein Wort, das meinen Duo-Partner/meine Duo-Partnerin auszeichnet:
Flore über Hiroko: tragend
Hiroko über Flore: mild

 

Unser Lieblingslied von Hugo Wolf ist Agnes,
weil in unseren Augen Hugo Wolf hier Bitterkeit und Resignation so unmittelbar in Musik übersetzt hat.

 

Der Wettbewerbs-Livestream ist toll,
weil er uns jungen Liedduos eine internationale mediale Aufmerksamkeit schenkt.

 

We are especially looking forward to the Liedwettbewerb Stuttgart 2020 because it is one of the most renowned song competitions. We have been dealing intensively with the song repertoire for several years and see it as an unique opportunity to make music in this context.

 

A word that characterizes my duo partner:
Flore about Hiroko: sustaining
Hiroko on Flore: mild

 

Our favorite Hugo Wolf song is Agnes
because in our eyes Hugo Wolf translated bitterness and resignation so directly into music in this song.

 

The competition’s livestream is great because
it gives us young Liedduos an international media attention.

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.