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Heinz Walter Florin

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Heinz Walter Florin

Lisa Tjalve

Lisa Tjalve is significant, according to the Danish newspaper BT "Denmark's new opera hope."

Her numerous international recognitions and awards prove this statement. The Danish soprano won the 1st Price of Renate Holm and Emmerich Kálmán competition and she was awarded the Gottlob Frick Medal of Honor.

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Lisa Tjalve made her diploma in 2000 at the Cologne University of Music with distinction. Her performers diploma at the Royal Danish Academy of Music Copenhagen, followed in 2003.

From 2001-2003 she was a permanent member of the Lübeck opera ensemble and convinced the press and public in leading roles as Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss), Rosina in Il Barbiere the Seville (Rossini), Lauretta in Gianni Schicchi (G . Puccini), Agnes in Die Schule der Frauen (R. Liebermann) and la Belle in La Belle Bête (A.Grétry).

Jürgen Kesting, the famous German critic, described her as a singer with perfectly clean coloratura, fine dynamic nuances and with the grace of the appearance of a genuine Belle".

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Other important roles were Musette and Mimi in La Bohème (G. Puccini), Liu in Turandot (G. Puccini) and La femme in La Voix Humaine by Francis Poulenc.

On the concert stage she sang the soprano solo in Carmina Burana by Carl Orff, the Mater Gloriosa in the Symphony No. 8 by Gustav Mahler, the solos in "The Creation" by Joseph Haydn as well as songs by Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss and Antonín Dvořák.

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Her career went on to the Royal Opera House Copenhagen, Komische Oper Berlin, the Salzburg Easter Festival and concert halls, such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Berlin Konzerthaus, Crown Hall Jerusalem and the Cologne Philharmonie.

She met conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Konrad Junghändel and Uri Segal, as well as the important directors Peter Stone, Michael Hampe, Anthony Pilavacky and Jetske Mijnnsen.

Heinz Walter Florin

Heinz Walter Florin, a pianist, conductor and composer, who was born in Bonn, studied piano at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule in Düsseldorf.  In graduate courses and master classes he was trained by major piano teachers, such as V.Margulis (Freiburg) and V.Merzhanov (Moscow), for piano virtuoso. 

His first solo CD of Liszt's operatic paraphrases appeared in 1995. Choral songs of Franz Schubert, together with the WDR Radio Choir conducted by Helmuth Froschauer at the Capriccio label followed in 1996.

As a pianist, he has been a soloist in piano recitals and orchestral concertsinstrumental partner in piano, chamber music, song recitals with internationally renowned artists and orchestras.

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As a conductor of international orchestras, he is also in demand. He repeatedly conducted the NDR Radio Philharmonic Hannover, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Bonn Beethoven Orchestra and many other well-known orchestras. From 2007 to 2014 he has been chief conductor of the Elbland Music Festival in cooperation with the Berlin television of Germany.

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In the field of composition and orchestral arrangement Heinz Walter Florin is also very active. So his orchestral work "The little Matchgirl" based on the fairy tale of H. C. Andersen is published from well-known Sikorski Music Publishers in Hamburg since 2012 .

In 2003, the Cologne premiere of his "Cologne Symphony"  took place at the Cologne Philharmonie, which was also co-produced by the WDR broadcasting station.

The first performance of his oratoric opera „13 Oder till Maria“ after an idea and libretto by Sananda Solaris was in the king‘s cathedral of Denmark (Roskilde) in 2014.