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In addition to working with renowned soloists, Sinfonietta Passau is also a springboard for young talents. At the founding concert on 31.03.2023 the internationally successful and award-winning young flutist Stathis Karapanos performed with us (C. Nielsen Flute Concerto). On 01.04.2023 the Parisian professor, world-renowned soloist and conductor, Philippe Bernold, stepped in for the same work. In April 2024 the young German mezzo-soprano Sarah Romberger performed with us (Ph. Ortmeier "Tree of Life", G. Mahler orchestral songs from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn").

Flutist Stathis Karapanos

Stathis Karapanos was born in Athens in 1996 and received his first flute lessons at the age of six. Karapanos studied at the Karlsruhe University of Music and graduated with distinction in 2018. He was the principal flutist of the Athens State Symphony Orchestra since 2017, but he gave up this position in 2018 in order to continue his studies at the Conservatoire de Paris. Prize winner: Leonard Bernstein Award 2020, LOTTO Prize of the Rheingau Music Festival 2019 and 1st prizes in international competitions. Performances as a soloist, among others: Cologne Chamber Orchestra, hr Symphony Orchestra, Munich Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, NCPA Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orhestra. Collaborations with: Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Yutaka Sado, Daniel Hope, Lang Lang, Vilde Frang, Matthias Goerne.


Flutist Philippe Bernold

Philippe Bernold is professor of chamber music and flute at the Conservatoire National de Paris. He studied flute, composition and conducting in Colmar, France. He received the 1st prize at the Paris Conservatory and at the age of 23 he was appointed principal flutist of the National Opera of Lyon. In 1987 he won the 1st prize at the Jean-Pierre Rampal international competition in Paris. He worked, among others, with M. Rostropovitch, R. Capuçon, G. Opitz, A. Tharaud, the Orchester de Paris, the Manchester Hallé Orchestra, the Tapiola Sinfonietta, the Orchester National de Lyon and the Tokyo and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra. He has performed under the baton of S. Bychkov, J. E. Gardiner, L. Maazel, K. Nagano, Sir Y. Menuhin, M. Inoué, T. Koopman and in concert halls, such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Pleyel Hall and the Chatelet Theater in Paris, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the Seoul Art Center. His first recording with the Paris Chamber Orchestra was awarded the "Grand Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros" in 1989. Since then, Philippe Bernold has made more than twenty recordings for Harmonia Mundi, EMI, and many more.

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Mezzo-soprano Sarah Romberger

The young mezzo-soprano Sarah Romberger is repeatedly described in press reviews as a “discovery” or “rising star”. She completed her concert exam studies with Prof. Gerhild Romberger and Prof. Manuel Lange with distinction from the HfM Detmold. Her vocal range enables her to convince both as an alto in oratorios and as a lyric or coloratura mezzo-soprano in opera. She also creates various song recital programs with great passion and made her debut at the Vorarlberger Theater in Bregenz as Annio in Mozart's “La Clemenza di Tito”. In 2022, Sarah Romberger's first CD was released with Mozart's "C Minor Mass" with the WDR Rundfunkchor. She sang with the NDR Radiophilharmonie and the German Radiophilharmonie, among others, at concert halls. such as the KKL, the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Cologne Philharmonic. She has worked with Pietari Inkinen, Andrew Manze and Cristoph Poppen. In the 23/24 season, Sarah Romberger will give recitals in the Cologne Philharmonic and the Heidelberg Spring Festival. She will also debut in “Elias” and the “B Minor Mass” as well as with Mahler’s “Des Knaben Wunderhorn” songs.


The soloists of the world premiere of "3 Abendländler" by C. Hirsch (2023)

Anna Obiol Fibla, Masterstudentin Klarinette, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz - Sinfonietta Passau

Anna Obiol Fibla, clarinet master student, Anton Bruckner Privat University Linz

Peter Tavernaro, Professor für Oboe, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz - Sinfonietta Passau

Peter Tavernaro, Oboe Professor, Anton Bruckner Privat University Linz

Norbert Girlinger, Professor für Flöte, Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität Linz - Sinfonietta Passau

Norbert Girlinger, Flute Professor, Anton Bruckner Privat University Linz

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