Artists in Residence
Participants receive frequent coaching sessions in voice and piano as preparation for master-class performance.
In addition, intensive training in German elocution is provided in two stages:
- individual coaching in the fundamentals of traditional „stage German”, leading to professionally acceptable pronunciation
- coaching in formal recitation of lyric poetry with Viennese actors and actresses
Wolfgang Dosch is an Austrian stage director, singer, and actor, especially known for his productions at major houses throughout Austria and Germany. Professor of Opera and Drama at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna, Mr. Dosch serves as Head of Academic Programme Classical Operetta.
One of America’s premier voice teachers and an expert in Alexander Technique. Member of the voice faculties of Manhattan School of Music and The Juilliard School, where she served as Chair from 1995 to 2006.
The Dutch baritone is Head of the Vocal Music Department at the Rotterdam Conservatory and former President of the Netherlands Association of Singing Teachers. He performs extensively as a concert artist in oratorios and song recitals
Gaby Jacoby is one of Austria's most famous actresses, starring in both stage productions and in musicals at all major theaters as well as in films and television.
She is Professor of Musicology at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany. Her research inter- ests include voice and keyboard repertoire. She has lectured at the Oxford Lieder Festival and Leeds Lieder in the UK, Liedfestival Zeist in Holland aside of other classes.
The pianist and vocal coach Michael McMahon, Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, is one of Canada's foremost accompanists and an illustrious mentor of the Lied repertoire.
The Austrian actress Waltraud Österreicher is a professional training specialist whose seminars in the techniques of imaginative expression for the performer are much in demand.
A native of northern Germany, Dr. Reinhold Schaffrath is an experienced actor, singer, voice teacher, and stage director, whose hobbies include the writing of poetry.
Benno Schollum, an international authority in German singing diction, teaches at the Music University of Vienna and is well-known internationally as a baritone concert soloist.
He is Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music, London. As a leading lecturer of German Lied he has given many lectures and masterclasses throughout Great Britain and Europe.
Born in Scotland to German and Scottish parents, Armin Zanner is a baritone and currently Head of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Member of the artistic board of the Franz-Schubert-Institut.