GENERAL DIRECTOR - Jan Pogány ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Midori Ahmed Agencja Koncertowa Presto we Wrocławiu INTERNATIONAL BRAHMS FESTIVAL Brahms in Wroclaw  -  Romantic Adventure 19 - 26 May 2018 VII International Brahms Festival The Artistic Director Midori Ahmed Midori Ahmed - a mezzo-soprano, the laureate of the leading international awards at international vocal competitions. She got the first award at the Vocal Competition in Munich and the first award as well as a special distinction at the International Competition in Kobe, Japan. She cooperated with lots of outstanding conductors., among others with Marcello Viotti and Marris Jansons. She was born in Japan and she received musical education both in singing and in piano playing, studying both for five years at the Mukogawa Women's University, Japan, and then at a master class at the Faculty of Opera Singing at Richard Strauss’s Conservatoire in Munich. A Polish tenor, Leo Garda, was her professor, and under his guidance she is still working on the biggest opera parts, among others her leading part of Eboli in Verdi’s “Don Carlos”, which she performs in many opera theatres and concert halls in lots of countries, among others in Japan, Italy, Germany, Austria and France. She also performs in many opera houses the title part in “Rossini’s “Cinderella”, the part of Azucena in Giuseppe Verdi’s “The Troubadour” and the part of Santuzza in P. Mascagni’s opera “The Peasant Chivalry”,/ “Cavaleria Rusticana”/, the part of Siebel in Charles Gounod’s opera “Faust”. She also sings oratorio music, taking part in many concerts and international festivals. She is the Artistic Director of the International Brahms Festival in Wrocław. Translation into English Emanuela Fiksa