Participants 2018
 
Aris Alexander Blettenberg Piano

Currently he studies piano with Prof. A. Siirala at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich and conducting with prof. B. Weil at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. He receives further musical impulses through lessons with Julia Fischer.

In 2015, he won the 1st prize of the International Hans von Bülow competition for pianist-conductors. He is a scholar of the German Academic Foundation and musical director of the Garchinger Sinfonieorchester as well as the Studienstiftungsorchester Munich.As a pianist he regularly gives concerts throughout Europe f. e. at the Muziekgebouw Amsterdam and the Brucknerhaus Linz. His published compositions for plucked string orchestra have been performed worldwide and are available on CD.

He attended several conducting masterclasses i. a. with V. Jurowski, the Munich Chamber Orchestra and the Bavarian Radio Choir. Upcoming engagements include concerts with the Meininger Hofkapelle, the Duisburg Philharmonic, Arabella Steinbacher and Julia Fischer at concert halls such as the Wigmore Hall and the Konzerthaus Berlin.

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