Students

Many of Edith Wiens’ students have established careers in Europe and North America in opera, concert and recital. They have sung at Festivals like  Aix-en-Provence, Glyndebourne, Salzburger Festspiele, Tanglewood, Boston Early Music, Edinburgh, Europäische Festwochen Stuttgart, Berlin Festival, Herrnchiemsee Festival, London Proms, Verbiers, Ravinia, Ludwigsburger Festspiele, Harnoncourt´s Styriarte in Graz etc, with recitals repeatedly in Wigmore Hall, Musikverein Vienna, Carnegie Hall, New York.

Orchestral engagements include,  among many others, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Israel Philharmonic, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Dresden Staatskapelle, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Toronto Symphony, Montreal Symphony and the New York Philharmonic. 

Recording contracts include the Deutsche Gramophon,  Naxos and Warner Classics.

Opera Houses at which students have been engaged:  

Aix-en-Province, Antwerpen, Augsburg, Brussels, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bucharest, Budapest, COC Toronto, Chatelet Paris, Cincinnati, Cologne, Dallas, Dijon,  Dresden Semper Opera, Dresden Opera Studio, Dortmund,  Edmonton, Fort Knox, Essen, Freiburg, Florence, Frankfurt, Graz, Hannover, Houston Grand Opera,  Houston Grand Opera Studio, Innsbruck, Klagenfurt, Lausanne, Leipzig, Lieges, Lindemann Studio Metropolitan Opera New York, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Magdeburg, Metropolitan Opera New York, Minneapolis, Munich Opera Studio, Munich Nationaltheater, Nederlands Opera, Nürnberg, Palermo, Regensburg, Rom, Royal Opera House, London (Covent Garden), Saarbrücken, Santa Fe,  Tampa, Theater an der Wien, Toronto,  Turin, Opera Atelier Toronto, Toulouse, Ottawa, Ulm, Vancouver, Pacific Opera Victoria,Vienna Volksoper, Vienna State Opera, Warsaw Opera, Wiesbaden.

Students of Edith Wiens have been prizewinners at the following national and international competitions:

2000

Measha Brüggergosman

2001

Measha Brüggergosman

2002

Tyler Duncan

Heidi Maier

Measha Brüggergosman

Martha Guth

2003

Colin Balzer

Martha Guth

Measha Brüggergosman

Tyler Duncan

2004

Measha Brüggergosman

Colin Balzer

Stefanie Iranyi

Magdalena Hinterdobler (18 yrs)

Stefanie Iranyi

Roxana Constantinescu

2005

Martha Guth

Tyler Duncan

Ruby Hughes

Roxana Constantinescu

2006

Szabolcs Brickner

Roxana Constantinescu

Carolina Ullrich

Colin Balzer

Roxana Constantinescu

Julia Hajnoczy

2007

Melissa Shippen

Sophie Harmsen and Ai Ichihara

Maximilian Lika

Carolina Ullrich

Ai Ichihara

Julia Hajnoczy

Martha Guth

2008

Ai Ichihara

Julia Hajnoczy

Benjamin Appl

Mariana Carnovali

Szabolcs Brickner (student 2007)

Carolina Ulltrich

Sophie Harmsen

Vera Semieniuk

Magdalena Hinterdobler

Tareq Nazmi

Mariana Carnovali

Carolina Ullrich

Vanessa Goicoechea

Maximilian Lika

Nathalie Mittelbach

2012

Heather Engebretson

  John Brancy

Simone Easthope

Virginie Verrez

Lara Secord-Haid

Nathalie Mittelbach

Nathalie Mittelbach 

Heather Engebretson

Emalie Savoy

Virginie Verrez

James Knight

Avery Amereau

2014

Virginie Verrez

Elliott Hines

Virginie Verrez

Szymon Komasa

Kateryna Kasper

2015

Virginie Verrez

Szymek Komasa

Kirsten MacKinnon

Kady Evanyshyn

Kirsten MacKinnon

John Brancy

Jakub Jozef Orlinski

Emalie Savoy

Samantha Hankey

Daniel Miroslaw

2016

Jakub Jozef Orlinski

Sol Jin

Rihab Chaieb

Samantha Hankey

 Virginie Verrez

Sol Jin

Sol Jin

2017

Angela Vallone

Kelsey Lauritano

Samantha Hankey

Rihab Chaieb

Angela Vallone

Jakub Jozef Orlinski

Samantha Hankey

Kirsten MacKinnon

Angela Vallone

Jakub Jozef Orlinski

Samantha Hankey

Samantha Hankey

Tamara Banjesevic

John Brancy

Tamara Banjesevic

James Ley

Meghan Kasanders


Scholarships:

Many students have been privileged to be recipients of scholarships given by the Annenberg Foundation, Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Councils of BC and Ontario, Deutsche Akademischen Austauschdienst - DAAD, Foundation Andes (Chile), Live Music Now (Menuhin Stiftung), Fulbright, Novick Career Grant, Swiss Migros, Preiz Leenaards, Weltbildverlag, Richard Wagner Foundation, Cusanus Foundation, and the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.