The Series of Master Classes
Each of our guest artists will concentrate their work on songs by selected poets and composers chosen from the participant repertoire lists. The collation and distribution of submitted repertoire among the master teachers serves to enhance the artistic focus of each session, while ensuring full scope and variety throughout the course as a whole.
The Dutch soprano Elly Ameling has won international acclaim as a consummate artist of the Lied, beloved and admired around the world.
The Dutch bass Robert Holl is famous for his Wagner roles at Bayreuth, Berlin, and Vienna. He is an eminent interpreter of German and Russian art song, with a profound affinity to the works of Franz Schubert.
The celebrated English pianist Julius Drake specialises in the field of chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading vocal and instrumental artists and appearing at all the major music centres.
The renowned Austrian pianist Helmut Deutsch, mentor and partner to countless great singers, is a dominant personality in European Lied culture.
The German soprano Birgid Steinberger, widely acclaimed for her artistry in the Lied and a celebrated star of opera and operetta in Vienna and throughout Germany, teaches at the Private University of Vienna for Music and Art and the Music University of Vienna.
The German baritone Andreas Schmidt, equally distinguished for his appearances at all major opera houses and as a recitalist at numerous international festivals, is Professor at the Munich Academy of Music.
Professor of Lied and Accompaniment at the Hanns Eisler Academy of Music in Berlin, the German pianist Wolfram Rieger performs and records extensively with the most famous singers of our time.
The distinguished English pianist and accompanist Roger Vignoles performs with the world’s leading singers at many halls and festivals. His extensive discography contains several recordings which have received international awards.