The family Grolitsch has met Hans Sisa and his amazing wife, Sophia Larson, just a few years ago. Hans is an Austrian painter, sculptor and opera singer. For a long time, he has been working as an opera bassist as well as a painter. Since the turn of the millennium, the work as an artist has been the focus.

Sophia is one of the «exceptional sopranos» who won the world’s stage with not only such well-known repertoire as Turandot. But she also sang an interesting difficult repertoire like Renata in the «Fiery Angel», Maria in «Maria d Àlessandria» of Ghedini, Katjuscha in Alfanos «Risurrezione» and many, many others.

Hans and Sophia are the initiators of the painter’s festival at the castle Reichenstein in Upper Austria. Sophia Larson also works as a curator for various galleries, organizing numerous exhibitions, participating in art fairs and charity events.

Nils Grolitsch invited Hans Sisa to Ukraine to introduce the history, culture and people of the country. Later this trip reflected in artist’s masterpieces. In 2014 Eurogold Industries organised Sisa’s solo exhibition in Kyiv to introduce the artist to Ukraine. The author and his wife were present at the event.


Born in 1948 in Linz, Austria – lives and works in Munich and Lower Austria

1968-1976 studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Master’s Degree in Arts (Painting, Stage Design, Singing/Opera Performance)

International exhibitions since 1976, Freelance artist since 1990

Residencies in Italy, France, Switzerland, USA, Teheran, London, Russia, Sweden, China

Founder of the MALERFEST, Festival of Painting at Burg Reichenstein, Upper Austria 1997/2000/2003/2006/2009/2013

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