GERMAN LIED & OPERA

August, 8th – August, 15th 2017

Direction: KS PROF. CHRISTA LUDWIG
Accompaniment: JONATHAN WARE

Audition:
August, 8th 2017, 11.30 AM
Location: Hotel Panorama Royal, Bad Häring (Karte / Map

Course fee: € 450,- (Non-participants 50%)
Registration until 28.7.2017

Final concert:
August, 15th 2017
Start: 8.00 PM
Location: Hotel Panorama Royal, Bad Häring (Karte / Map)

 
Master's course:
This master's course by KS Prof. Christa Ludwig is aimed at advanced singers and is concerned not only with the music-dramatic discussion of a role/aria (interpretative design & development of vocal colors) but also with interpretation and stage presence in particular. We ask you to come prepared for this master class.

Repertoire: Freely selectable from the genre Deutsches Lied & Oper;

Language of instruction: German/English/French;

Teaching notes: glued and in a threefold version;

KS Prof. Christa Ludwig said goodbye on 9th August 1993 to the Salzburg Festival which, next to Vienna and New York, had been the most important venue in her long career. In Salzburg she had been singing since 1955 the great alto and mezzo roles in operas and oratorios and had given a series of Lieder evenings. She celebrated her debut as an 18-year-old in Frankfurt and then via Darmstadt and Hannover she made her way in 1955 to the Vienna State Opera and the Salzburg Festival. In 1959 she made her first appearance at the New York Met and enjoyed tremendous success there as Färberin in Strauss’ “The Woman without a Shadow”. “The conductors who had a decisive influence on me”, she says, “were Böhm, Karajan and Bernstein”.
In this masterclass it is not so much a case of basic technique, rather the focus is on the shaping of musical and textual content. The results will be presented in a representative concert.


Jonathan Ware
Born in Texas, Jonathan Ware studied at the Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School and at the Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler' Berlin, where he now teaches. He won the Pianist's Prize at Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song and Das Lied Competitions, and in 2014 won 1st Prize in the International Hugo Wolf Competition and was selected by YCAT.
Sought after as a song accompanist and chamber musician recent highlights include recitals with Christina Sidak at the Berliner Festspiele, Golda Schultz at Lauenen Chamber Concerts and with Benjamin Appl at La Roche, Switzerland. He has collaborated with Michael Collins, Benjamin Baker and Amy Harman at venues including the Bath International Festival, Saffron Hall and Bridgewater Hall.
Engagements this season include recitals in the Festival Dialogues at the Mozarteum Salzburg with Golda Schultz, the Hugo Wolf Akademie in Stuttgart with Ludwig Mittelhammer, and at Wigmore Hall and Barbican with Peter Moore and Morgan Pearse.
Passionate about the song repertory Jonathan was co-artistic director of a festival in New York devoted to the performance of the complete Schubert Lieder.

"Ware...stood out for his clear sense of dramatic purpose, unrivaled keyboard finesse, and ability to create a vivid drama."
Musical America Worldwide / Das Lied with Rebecca Schmid / March 2013

"During "Versunken", pianist Jonathan Ware shone with his crystal-clear rapid scales. His subtle accompaniments were equally impressive during the other songs."
NY Concert review.com / Merkin Concert Hall / October 2011

"Jonathan Ware...played with an ease and spontaneity that belied his years."
Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Dallas

 

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