Opera and Lied Master classes

The Master classes of Opera and Lied 2020

In cooperation with Savonlinna Summer University and University of Fine Arts – Sibelius Academy

SUMMER 2020

TOPI LEHTIPUU – Classical and modern opera and song, 5.-9.7.

Tenor Topi Lehtipuu (Finland). Correpetitor Kristian Attila (Finland). Correpetitors Laura Attila and Kristian Attila (Sibelius-Academy, Finland).

Application period: Application period is open until May 15th. If you would need the processing of your application before that please take contact to the Executive Director of Savonlinna Music Academy, Mr. Matti Makkonen (matti.makkonen@savonlinnamusicacademy.com, +358 400  516 429).
Course fee: 500€ (taxes included)

How to apply:
1) Fill in the Online application form.
2) The applicants are requested for a recording in mp3-format. The recording should include one opera aria and one Lied selected freely. Please send the recording, your CV and possible recommendations by email: musicacademy.savonlinna@gmail.com. Ask also more info about applying!
3) All applicants will be informed about the student selection by 5th of May by email.

NB! Applications are binding. In case a participant cancels his or her attendance later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course without a valid reason, full course fee will be charged. With a valid reason cancellation fee will be 50€.

VICTORIA NEWLYN – Telling Tales, 10.-17.7.

Leaders: Victoria Newlyn, stage director & drama teacher (Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
Kristian Attila, musical interpretation & pianist (Sibelius Academy)

Application period: Application period is open until May 15th. If you would need the processing of your application before that please take contact to the Executive Director of Savonlinna Music Academy, Mr. Matti Makkonen (matti.makkonen@savonlinnamusicacademy.com, +358 400  516 429).
Course fee: 500€ (taxes included)

A workshop-based masterclass, culminating in a performance built from the following elements:

  • Benjamin Britten – 4 Cabaret Songs
  • William Bolcom – Cabaret Songs volumes 1 & 2
  • Jake Heggie – Natural Selection (song cycle)
  • PLUS linking material devised by the company from spoken text, movement & dance

We are seeking artists who are interested in creative ensemble work, who wish to develop their physical, vocal and musical expressivity and their collaborative skills. Each selected singer will be allocated at least 3 songs to work on. Repertoire allocations will be made by 18 May to allow singers plenty of time to prepare the material for the course.

Repertoire:

Benjamin Britten – Cabaret Songs, texts by WH Auden
Tell Me the Truth About Love
Funeral Blues
Johnny
Calypso

William Bolcom – Cabaret Songs volume 1 & 2, texts by Arnold Weinstein
Over the Piano
Fur (Murray the Furrier)
He Tipped the Waiter
Waitin
Song of Black Max
Amor
Places to Live
Toothbrush Time
Surprise!
The Actor
Oh Close the Curtain
George

Jake Heggie – Natural Selection, texts by Gini Savage
Creation
Animal Passion
Alas! Alack!
Indian Summer – Blue
Joy Alone (Connection)

How to apply:
1) Fill in the Online application form.
2) Applicants should record one song from the repertoire listed above, plus one other piece (opera, operetta, Music Theatre, song, other) with which you feel a personal connection, and which shows who you are as an artist. Please send the recording, your CV and possible recommendations within the application form or by email to musicacademy.savonlinna@gmail.com
3) All applicants will be informed about the student selection by 5th of May by email.

NB! Applications are binding. In case a participant cancels his or her attendance later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course without a valid reason, full course fee will be charged. With a valid reason cancellation fee will be 50€.

DALE FUNDLING – Opera & Lied I, 13.-18.7.

Professor Dale Fundling (USA)

Application period:  The course is for the finalists of the Timo Mustakallio Singing Competition 2019! You may inquire for possibility to join by email musicacademy.savonlinna@gmail.com or by phone +358 440 533 100

ZHENG ZHOU & HARTMUT HÖLL – Opera & Lied II, 20.-25.7.

Professors Zheng Zhou (Shanghai Concervatory of Music) and Hartmut Höll (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe)

Application period: Application period is open until May 15th. If you would need the processing of your application before that please take contact to the Executive Director of Savonlinna Music Academy, Mr. Matti Makkonen (matti.makkonen@savonlinnamusicacademy.com, +358 400  516 429).
Course fee: 500€ (taxes included)

How to apply:
1) Fill in the Online application form.
2) The applicants are requested for a recording in mp3-format. The recording should include one opera aria and one Lied selected freely. Please send the recording, your CV and possible recommendations by email: musicacademy.savonlinna@gmail.com. Ask also more info about applying!
3) All applicants will be informed about the student selection by 5th of May by email.

NB! Applications are binding. In case a participant cancels his or her attendance later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course without a valid reason, full course fee will be charged. With a valid reason cancellation fee will be 50€.

CHRISTOPH PRÉGARDIEN – Opera & Lied III, 27.7.-1.8.

Tenor Christoph Prégardien (Germany). Correpetitor Kristian Attila (Sibelius-Academy, Finland)

Application period: Application period is open until May 15th. If you would need the processing of your application before that please take contact to the Executive Director of Savonlinna Music Academy, Mr. Matti Makkonen (matti.makkonen@savonlinnamusicacademy.com, +358 400  516 429).
Course fee: 700€ (taxes included)

How to apply:
1) Fill in the Online application form.
2) The applicants are requested for a recording in mp3-format. The recording should include one opera aria and one Lied selected freely. Please send the recording, your CV and possible recommendations by email: musicacademy.savonlinna@gmail.com. Ask also more info about applying!
3) All applicants will be informed about the student selection by 5th of May by email.

NB! Applications are binding. In case a participant cancels his or her attendance later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course without a valid reason, full course fee will be charged. With a valid reason cancellation fee will be 50€.

German Lied sekä French and German Chanson -yhdistettu mestarikurssi. Kouluttajina professorit Hartmut Höll (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Saksa) ja Daniel Füeter (Hochschule für Musik Zürich, Sveitsi).

HARTMUT HÖLL – German Lied &

DANIEL FÜETER – French and German Chanson

Joint Master Class 27.7.-1.8.

Professors Hartmut Höll (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany) and Daniel Füeter (Hochschule für Musik Zürich, Switzerland).
This Joint Master Class is for singer&pianist duos.

Application period: Application period is open until May 15th. If you would need the processing of your application before that please take contact to the Executive Director of Savonlinna Music Academy, Mr. Matti Makkonen (matti.makkonen@savonlinnamusicacademy.com, +358 400  516 429).
Course fee: 500€/duo (taxes included)

How to apply:
1) Fill in the Online application form.
2) The applicants are requested for a recording in mp3-format. The recording should include one German Lied and one French or German Chanson selected freely. Please send the recording, your CV and possible recommendations by email: musicacademy.savonlinna@gmail.com. Ask also more info about applying!
3) All applicants will be informed about the student selection by 5th of May by email.

NB! Applications are binding. In case a participant cancels his or her attendance later than 4 weeks before the beginning of the course without a valid reason, full course fee will be charged. With a valid reason cancellation fee will be 50€.

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