With the 320 visitors who visited our event, the cinema was full to the last seat. More than 100 people unfortunately did not get tickets anymore. The head mayor delivered the greetings of the
city of Augsburg. Dr. Kurt Gribl was very impressed by our film (speech >>>). Cantor Nikola David* and pianist Stephanie
Knauer* accompanied our program musically. Tobias Brenner* was the moderator.
*(Shortitas: please scroll down).
Many thanks, also to our photographers: Franz Schörner (Munich) and
Frank Schlecht (Augsburg).
Cantor Nikola David* and the pianist Stephanie Knauer*
*Nikola David was born in Bela Crkva, Serbia. He studied singing and music pedagogy at the Novi Sad Music Academy. In 1998 he came to Germany and completed his postgraduate studies at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz. This was followed by appearances at important international festivals, such as the Ancient Festival in Trier or at the Kammeroper Schloss Rheinsberg, as well as guest performances in Bulgaria, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, Greece, Macedonia and Montenegro. As a tenor soloist he has performed numerous important roles in the classical repertoire. As an oratorio singer he has given concerts at home and abroad with works by Bach (Magnificat and cantatas), Mozart (Requiem), Haydn (The Creation), Schubert (Mass in G major), Mendelsohn (Elias), Honegger (King David) and others.
Nikola David was a student cantor at the Abraham Geiger College from 2008 to 2013.
Nikola David was ordained cantor in April 2013 and speaks Serbian, German, Hebrew and Russian.
*Stephanie Knauer has been writing for the feuilleton of the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper for many years. She mainly reports on concerts of all musical styles in and around Augsburg. Thanks to her excellent reputation as a pianist, she maintains excellent contacts to the local and national music scene. In her articles she blends profound musical knowledge with solid journalism in a brilliant and entertaining way.
Stephanie Knauer also likes to leave her familiar terrain, the music, and devotes herself to cabaret, fine arts, historical and general social themes. Stephanie Knauer spares no effort in her
thorough research. Stylistically, she always strikes the right note, especially with unusual subjects.
Renowned music journals have appreciated Stephanie Knauer for a long time as a freelance editor. For "Toccata", "neue musikzeitung", "jazzzeitung" etc. she goes on press trips several times a year, both in Germany and internationally. Stephanie Knauer's special trademark remains her rare combination: she unites two naturally opposing camps, namely pianist and music critic, at an excellent level in one person.
*Tobias Brenner M.A. studied "European Cultural History" as well as "Neuere und Neueste Geschichte" with a focus on "Zeitgeschichte" and "Alltagskultur" at the Universities of
Augsburg and Vienna.
As a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Gassert, he was significantly involved in the development of a concept for the future use of "Halle 116" in Augsburg-Pfersee as a "Lernort Frieden".