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2009 NEUE STIMMEN International Singing Competition

Final Concert and Press Conference on October 31, 2009
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Liz Mohn, president of the
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31.10.2009 Congratulating the lucky winners
Liz Mohn, president of the "NEUE STIMMEN" competition (2nd from right), congratulates this year's three winners, all from South Korea: Kihwan Sim, Eunju Kwon und JunHo You (left to right).

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Finalists of the 2009
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31.10.2009 Finalists of the 2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" competition
Soprano Eunju Kwon, bass Kihwan Sim, tenor JunHo You (all from South Korea), tenor Pavel Kolgatin (Russia), soprano Andriana Chuchman (Canada), mezzo soprano Rachel Frenkel (Israel) and bass Mikhail Korobeynikov (Russia) (left to right).

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Jury members congratulate this year's finalists
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31.10.2009 Jury members congratulate this year's finalists
Jury members include Dominique Meyer, chair, singer Francisco Araíza, Brian Dickie, preliminary round chair, singer Siegfried Jerusalem, Jürgen Kesting, Gustav Kuhn, Bernd Loebe, Nicholas Payne, Anja Silja and Evamaria Wieser.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Soprano Eunju Kwon
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31.10.2009 The evening's top voice: soprano Eunju Kwon

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An outstanding voice takes second place: Kihwan Sim, bass
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31.10.2009 An outstanding voice takes second place: Kihwan Sim, bass

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Tenor JunHo You is pleased with having taken third place.
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31.10.2009 Tenor JunHo You is pleased with having been awarded 3rd Prize.

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JunHo You (3rd place), Kihwan Sim (2nd place), and the
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31.10.2009 Three winners from South Korea
JunHo You (3rd place), Kihwan Sim (2nd place), and the "new voice" of 2009, Eunju Kwon (left to right).

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Soprano Eunju Kwon takes the top prize at the 2009
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31.10.2009 Soprano Eunju Kwon takes the top prize at the 2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" competition
Her arias "No word from Tom" from Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress" and "Eccomi in lieta vesta" from Bellini's "I Capuleti e i Montechi" convinced the jury to award the soprano the top prize.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch
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2nd Prize for bass Kihwan Sim
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31.10.2009 2nd Prize for bass Kihwan Sim
The South Korean enthralled the jury with his arias "Madamina" from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" and "La calunnia" from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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3rd Prize for JunHo You, tenor from South Korea
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31.10.2009 3rd Prize for JunHo You, tenor from South Korea
During the finals, South Korea's third-prize winner sang the arias "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" from Mozart's "Zauberflöte" and "Che gelida manina" from Puccini's "La Bohème".

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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4th Prize goes to Pavel Kolgatin.
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31.10.2009 4th Prize goes to Pavel Kolgatin.
Singing "Dal labbro il canto" from Verdi's "Falstaff" and "Una furtiva lagrima" from Donizetti's "L'elisir d'amore" in the finals, the tenor won over his listeners, taking home 4th Prize, the Young Performer's Award of the City of Yokosuka.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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5th Prize: Andriana Chuchman from Canada
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31.10.2009 5th Prize: Andriana Chuchman from Canada
In the finals, the soprano sang "Ach ich fühl's" from Mozart's "Zauberflöte" and "Je marche sur tous les chemins / obéissons" from Massenet's "Manon."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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6th Prize went to Rachel Frenkel from Israel
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31.10.2009 6th Prize went to Rachel Frenkel from Israel
Mezzo soprano Rachel Frenkel performed the arias "Nobles seigneurs, salut!" from "Les Huguenots" by Meyerbeer" and "Parto, parto" from Mozart's "La Clemenza di Tito" in the finals.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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7th Prize: Mikhail Korobeynikov from Russia
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31.10.2009 7th Prize: Mikhail Korobeynikov from Russia
The bass gave a winning performance of the arias "La calunnia" from Rossini's "Il Barbiere di Siviglia" and "Come dal ciel precipita" from Verdi's "Macbeth."

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Gustav Kuhn, artistic director of the
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31.10.2009 Jury members celebrate with winner Eunju Kwon
Gustav Kuhn, artistic director of the "NEUE STIMMEN" competition, Liz Mohn, Eunju Kwon and Dominique Meyer, jury chair (left to right).

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Kihwan Sim (2nd place), Eunju Kwon (1st place), jury chair Dominique Meyer, Liz Mohn, JunHo You (3rd place ) and Artistic Director Gustav Kuhn (left to right).
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31.10.2009 Three happy winners from South Korea
Kihwan Sim (2nd place), Eunju Kwon (1st place), jury chair Dominique Meyer, Liz Mohn, JunHo You (3rd place ) and Artistic Director Gustav Kuhn (left to right).

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Dominique Meyer (left)  and Liz Mohn (center ) with this year's finalists
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31.10.2009 Announcing the winner
Dominique Meyer (left) and Liz Mohn (center ) with this year's finalists

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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The jury at the 2009
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31.10.2009 The jury at the 2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" press conference
This year's jury members include Dominique Meyer, chair, Francisco Araíza, Brian Dickie, Siegfried Jerusalem, Jürgen Kesting, Gustav Kuhn, Bernd Loebe, Nicholas Payne, Anja Silja and Evamaria Wieser.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Liz Mohn at the 2009
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31.10.2009 Liz Mohn at the 2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" press conference
Liz Mohn, president of the competition and vice-chair of the Bertelsmann Stiftung Executive Board, launched the international singing competition together with her late husband Reinhard Mohn.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Liz Mohn with Dominique Meyer, chair of this year's jury
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31.10.2009 Liz Mohn with Dominique Meyer, chair of this year's jury

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Dominique Meyer is currently the managing and artistic director of the Théâtre des Champs Élysées and future managing director of Vienna's Staatsoper.
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31.10.2009 The "NEUE STIMMEN" International Singing Competition is one of his favorite events: Dominique Meyer, jury chair
Dominique Meyer is currently the managing and artistic director of the Théâtre des Champs Élysées and future managing director of Vienna's Staatsoper.

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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Opera singer Anja Silja, Gustav Kuhn, conductor and managing director of the Tyrolean Festival Erl und and artistic director of
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31.10.2009 At the 2009 "NEUE STIMMEN" press conference
Opera singer Anja Silja, Gustav Kuhn, conductor and managing director of the Tyrolean Festival Erl and artistic director of "NEUE STIMMEN," Dominique Meyer and Liz Mohn (left to right).

Photographer: Thomas Kunsch, Bielefeld
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