Imke Lichtwark has taken over the accompaniment for the Junior Concert Choir, the Concert Choir and the Vocal Consort for the 2019/20 school year. The pianist succeeds Keiko Yuasa, who has given up her position with the Berlin Girls Choir. We wish Ms Yuasa all the best for her personal future.
With Imke Lichtwark we were able to win a highly qualified new accompanist. We look forward to working with her.
About the person
Imke Lichtwark was born in Leipzig. She holds a degree in music and a Master of Music (M. A. Mus.). After graduating from the “Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach” Music High School in Berlin, she studied at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre with Prof. Stephan Imorde and completed a year of study at the Mozarteum in Salzburg with Prof. Claudius Tanski. In 2015-2018 she studied piano solo with Prof. Björn Lehmann at the Berlin University of the Arts. She has performed as a soloist with the Polish Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra under Wojciech Rajski at the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and with the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin under Michael Sanderling at the Konzerthaus Berlin. She has already worked as a accompanist with the Rundfunkchor Berlin and the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Berlin. The pianist regularly took part in competitions and won several first prizes and special prizes, e.g. at “Jugend musiziert”, at the Steinway competition for piano or at the “Verfemte Musik” competition in Schwerin. Since 2012 she has been a member of the Trio Concorde, with which she won the 1st prize and the special prize of the HMT Music Prize. She is a scholarship holder of the Ad Infinitum Foundation, the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation “Live Music Now” Rostock and Berlin and the “Deutschlandstipendium”. In addition, Imke Lichtwark gives piano lessons at various music schools. Since 2018, she has been a lecturer at the Berlin University of the Arts as a répétiteur. With the start of the 2019/20 school year, she is now also supporting the Berlin Girls’ Choir as a accompanist.