The German baritone, Andreas Sommerfeld, studied in its hometown Leipzig singing and piano. In 1980 he won the 2nd Prize with the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition and has undertaken concert tours all over Europe and Asia.
He lectured at the Leipzig University and since 1999 at the Hochschule für Musik "Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy". He is represented as a juror with international competitions.
Additionally he is the Director of the Ming Cheng Academy in Leipzig as
well as chairman of the Arbeitskreis Musik in der Jugend (AMJ) e.V. for Middle Germany.
During the LICF he will act as a Jury-Member and he will offer workshops.