Hyunji Lee

Clarinetist Hyunji Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, and is a winner of numerous prizes, such as first prizes at the Korean Chamber Orchestra´s 11th National Competition, the Vienna Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, at London´s The North International Music Competition and, as long-term Duo Sonyul with pianist Sven Bauer, at the Golden Classical Music Awards. Furthermore she received prizes at international music competitions in Berlin and Salzburg and a scholarship from the Yehudi Menuhin Stiftung Live Music Now.

Besides, Hyunji Lee has broad orchestral experience and is actively involved in chamber music. She has performed with Würth Philharmonic, Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt, Kammeroper Frankfurt, Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt, Camerata Epiphania, Festival Orchestra of the Höri Musiktage, Bläserphilharmonie Süd-West, Rhein-Main-Classic-Ensemble, Junge Philharmonie Mitte Europas, Young Philharmonic Orchestra Niedersachsen, Bläserphilharmonie Baden-Württemberg, the orchestra of „Junge Oper Rhein-Main“ and the International Academy Orchestra Schloss Hundisburg. As a soloist she played with the Hamburger Sinfonieorchester, among others.

Hyunji Lee studied her Bachelor of Music clarinet with Prof. Matthias Luft at German School of Music Weimar of Kangnam University including a year abroad with scholarship with Prof. Martin Spangenberg at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar. After her graduation she continued her studies in Germany with Prof. Laura Ruiz-Ferreres at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main graduating with the Diploma „Künstlerische Ausbildung Klarinette“ and the Diploma in Instrumental Pedagogics. Hyunji Lee completed her studies with Contact Studies in Chamber Music with Prof. Roglit Ishay at Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and a Master´s degree in Chamber Music with the Auryn Quartett at Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

Sven Bauer

Sven Bauer, internationally acclaimed soloist and chamber musician, fascinates the audience with a symbiosis of breathtaking virtuosity and artistic maturity. His concert activities have led the young pianist to world-famous concert halls including the Carnegie Hall New York, the Royal Albert Hall London, the Wiener Musikverein, the Berlin Philharmonie and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, to the Residence of the German ambassador in Rome, as well as to exceptional places such as the production hall of a Swiss metal construction company and the Acropolis Museum Athens.

The prize winner of numerous international competitions received first prizes at the Alexandre Scriabine Concours International de Piano in Paris, at the Concorso Pianistico Internazionale “Città di San Donà di Piave” and at the International Piano Competition María Herrero in Granada, among others.

Besides, Sven Bauer is also actively involved in chamber music: he won the chamber music competition of the Polytechnische Gesellschaft e.V. as well as the sponsorship award of the city of Bad Homburg, among others, and made his debut on Deutschlandradio Kultur. As a chamber music partner, Sven Bauer plays with Fabrice Millischer, Allen Vizzutti, Enrique Crespo, principal trumpeter of the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra Jouko Harjanne, and principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic Joseph Alessi, among others.

After studies at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest with Prof. Balázs Szokolay, at the Swiss Kalaidos Academy of Music with Prof. Lev Natochenny and chamber music studies at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg with Prof. Roglit Ishay, Sven Bauer successfully graduated with Konzertexamen at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Frankfurt am Main. Sven Bauer teaches at the Dr. Hoch’s Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main.