Trude Eipperle Rieger-Preis auf Schloss Kapfenburg verliehen.
Founded in 1975 in Aalen-Unterkochen, the Trude Eipperle Rieger Foundation is dedicated to promoting education, art, science, and cultural institutions. A particular focus is on supporting young musical talents, as evidenced by the annual Trude Eipperle Rieger Promotion Prize presented at the International Music Academy Kapfenburg Castle.
At this year's award ceremony, awardees Katja Maderer and Samuel Stopford captivated the audience. Maderer enchanted with "Gretchen am Spinnrade" by Schubert, while Stopford shone with an aria from Verdi's "La Traviata". Both artists particularly harmonized in their duet performances.
The keynote speech by State Minister Marion Gentges emphasized the importance of musical education. Dr. Hansjörg Rieger, Chairman of the family-oriented Foundation Board, played a central role in the award ceremony and, together with the Minister, carried out the prize presentation. The evening concluded with a party in the „Fruchtkasten“ of the castle, where guests had the opportunity to mingle.
The Trude Eipperle Rieger Foundation is named after the renowned German Belcanto singer, Trude Eipperle Rieger. She was a standout artist of her time and is closely associated with the RUD family business, as she was the wife of RUD's Managing Director, Ernst Rieger.
Picture from left to right:
Mar Compte (pianist)
Dr. Joachim Bläse, District Administrator and Chairman of the Foundation Kapfenburg Castle
Samuel Stopford (tenor), prize winner
Katja Maderer (soprano), prize winner
Dr. Hansjörg Rieger, Member of the Executive Board at RUD
Marion Gentges, Minister of Justice and Migration and President of the State Association of Music Schools of Baden-Württemberg e.V.
Bruno Seitz, Chairman of the Kapfenburg Castle Foundation, Deputy Chairman of the State Association of Music Schools of Baden-Württemberg e.V.
Moritz von Woellwarth, Academy Director Kapfenburg Castle