ANA MARIA LUPU
Born in 1993, Moldova, the pianist and accompanist Ana Maria Lupu began her artistic career in 2008 at the Lyceum of Music for Gifted Children in Chisinau, Moldova, where she took part in numerous competitions in her homeland during that period. In 2012 she was accepted into the Academy of Music, Theater and Fine Arts. In 2013 she took part in a master class for piano with Prof. P. Waas at the Weimar University of Music. In the same year she moved to Germany to continue her studies at the same music college in Weimar. She completed her studies in Dresden in 2018 at the Carl Maria von Weber University of Music. That same year she got her first engagement as an accompanist at the State Theater in Cottbus. This was followed by numerous concerts on stage and as a member of the orchestra. Her next engagement continued at the Plauen-Zwickau Theater. In January 2020 she was performed several times as part of the song recital on the stage of the Clara Schumann Concert Hall in Zwickau. In the same month, the concert for piano and orchestra “A century rolls” by J.Adams was played in Zwickau and Plauen. In 2021, the song recital “Winterreise” followed at the Werkbühne in Kahren, Brandenburg, and she also took part in the “Bolko von Hochberg” competition in Görlitz. Due to Corona, the competition has been postponed to 2022. Instead, musical video recordings were made in the studio of the competition organizers in Görlitz. In October 2021 and November she was engaged for the master class with R.Trekel by the Berlin State Theater at Rheinsberg Castle, and finally she appeared on stage as part of the song evening at Rheinsberg Castle. The “Long Night of the Arts” concert followed on November 6th at the same location. Ana was fest at the Theater in Gera and finished her Masters Degree from the Hochschule for Musik in Weimar. She currently is a teacher at the Erfurt University and at the Hochschule for Musik in Weimar.
American BASS Nathaniel Kondrat
Recent engagements include DON PASQUALE (Don Pasquale) and DR. BARTOLO (Barbers from Seville) and with the Wernigerode Castle Festival MONTERONE (Rigoletto), Harry, 3 Poet, Translator (German National Theater)
As an enthusiastic recitalist, his repertoire includes DIE SCHÖNE MÜLLERIN (Schubert) WINTERREISE (Schubert) LIEDERKREIS OP. 39 (Schumann) THE SONGS OF TRAVEL (Williams), VEDIC HYMNS (Holst), BIBLICKE PISNE (Dvorak), TO THE FAR LOVED (Beethoven), TO US LET OUR GARLANDS BRING (Finzi).
He worked at the Deutsches National Theater Weimar, Theater Freiburg, Semperoper, Nordharzer Städtebundtheater, Landesbühnen Sachsen, Staatstheater Cottbus, Gerhard-Hauptmann-Theater, Magdeburg Theater, Theater Gera, Portland Opera and others.
FIGARO (Le Nozze di Figaro), LEPORELLO (Don Giovanni) MONK (I Gioielli della Madonna) TECHNICIAN (Vec Makropulos) IL GIUDICE (Un Ballo in Maschera) LA VOCE (Idomeneo) INDIAN (Prodana Nevesta) THE KING, 2 FRUIT MERCHANTS ( My Fair Lady) KUNO (the Freischütz) LORD KRISHNA (Satyahgraha) 5 JEWS (Salome).
Nathaniel began his concert career with THE MESSIAH (Handel) REQUIEM (Durufle). With the Berlin Chamber Orchestra CHRISTMAS SORATORIUM (Bach). MATTHAUS PASSION (Bach) with Helmuth Rilling. Bass soloist for CANTATA (Graubner and Werner) with the Landesbühnen Sachsen. THETIS (Rameau).He has sung several premieres, RANDOM BLACKOUTS (Steinke), RANDOM BLACKOUTS II (Steinke) TRIFLES (BILOTTA).
studied at Oregon State University from 2004-2008 and began his career as a singer for IL BONZO (Madama Butterfly). in 2011, he received a Masters in Music from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he performed FATHER TRULOVE (The Rake's Progress) MELISSO (Alcina) GUGLIELMO (Сosi fan tutte) MUFASTA (l'italiana in Algeri) TRUFFALDINO (Ariadne auf Naxos ) sang, Nathaniel was accepted into the Acadamie Musicale de Villecroze in 2014 and received a scholarship to work with Stephen Stubbs in the Accadamia D'amore.
Nathaniel was a finalist in the NAATSA singing competition in Orlando, Florida in 2014. He participated in master classes with Sir Thomas Allen, Nathan Gunn and Francois le Roux. In 2018 he was a prize winner at the Rheinsberg Castle International Competition in Germany.