Beitrag vom20. August 2021
Wilhelmine Freytag was born in Leipzig in 2007 and grew up in a musical family, both parents being professional musicians. From the very beginning, she was introduced to playing solo and with other instrumentalists, either during piano lessons with a steady duo partner or at home with her father and mother.
At the age of four, she began to play the recorder and to sing in the children’s choir of the MDR radio station. Taking piano lessons at Leipzig’s Johann Sebastian Bach Music School since 2012, she was admitted as a special student in the class for gifted children of the Free State of Saxony four years later. In 2018, she became a junior student with Professor Grigory Gruzman at Weimar’s Franz Liszt Music University, while master classes with Mikhail Mordvinov and Nikolai Demidenko complemented her musical education.
Wilhelmine was a laureate at various competitions. In 2015, she won First Prize with twenty-five points at regional level of the Jugend musiziert competition in the Piano Four-hand category, in 2017 in the Piano Solo category and in 2019 in the Instrumental Accompaniment category. Participating in the Carl Bechstein Competition in the Piano Solo category, she won Second Prize in 2017 and First Prize in 2019. The following year, she won First Prize with the highest number of points in the Piano Solo and Instrumental Accompaniment categories at the Carl Schroeder Competition held in Sondershausen. Still in 2020, she received a scholarship from the Carl Bechstein Foundation.
Wilhelmine has been attending the “Thomaner” class at Leipzig’s Thomasgymnasium since 2017.
(Last update: 2021)