Masterclass 1: July, 28th – August, 4th 2017
Masterclass 2: August, 6th - August, 13th 2017

Accompaniment: ZITA TSCHIRK

Audition masterclass 1:

July, 28th 2017, 10.00 AM
Location: Polytechnic School & Music School Wörgl

Course fee: € 400,-- (Non-participants 50%)
Registration until July, 18th 2017

Final concert mastclass 1:
4th August 2017
Start: 8.00 PM
Location: Church of Kirchbichl

Audition masterclass 2:
August, 6th 2017, 10.00 AM
Location: Polytechnic School & Music School Wörgl

Course fee: € 400,-- (Non-participants 50%)
Registration until July, 26th 2017

Final concert mastclass 2:
13th August 2017
Start: 8.00 PM
Location: Sun Tower, Wörgl

Master's course:

Target group:
The master's course "The Voice as an Instrument" is aimed at the beginning to singing students (preparation for admission examinations to art universities) and ambitious part time singers (advanced music school level), on the other hand it is aimed at singing students at art universities and conservatories as well as accompanying coaching for professional beginners (repertoire selection, training for auditions).

In addition to the singing technique in group and individual lessons (breathing, apoggio, approach, vocal balancing, balancing, messa di voce) the development of teaching literature (freely selectable from the classical vocal repertoire) in vocal, muscular (class recpetition/single recitpetition), linguistic and interpretative aspects. In addition to this, professional training modules will focus on: "Fit for the stage - breath and body training for singers", "Voice hygienic exercises for a healthy, resilient voice", "showtime - musicdramatic exercises - staging", "speaking on stage for singers "," styling outfit – make - up "," stress leave behind - active/passive relaxation exercises. "The result can be tested in the context of a final concert under professional conditions. At the final concert a professional video and audio section will be made, which will be available to the students.

Language of instruction: German/English

Repertoire: freely selectable from the classical singing repertoire

Notes for lessons: glued in a threefold version for the additional modules is needed: towel, sportswear, sports shoes, comfortable high-heeled shoes for women, make-up tools;

Karl Heinz Hanser ThumbBorn in Innsbruck Karlheinz Hanser had his first musical experiences as a chorister at the Wiltener boys. In addition to studying Sports Science at the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, he completed his studies for music and instrumental education at the University Mozarteum Salzburg. His studies for Instrumental (Vocal) Pedagogy IGP Hanser finished at the University Mozarteum Salzburg with Prof. Peter Ullrich. Then diploma program for solo singing at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich with KS Prof. Raimund Grumbach. Then Hanser acquired his diploma of opera, completed his postgraduate studies and graduated as a certified music teacher.
Karlheinz Hanser was partly heard at the Bavarian Theatre Academy (Prof. Dr. Peter Kertz) in the Prince Regent Theatre in Munich as Papageno in Mozart's Magic under Sir Colin Davis. Significant influences and impulses he received in the field of historical performance practice by Prof. Howard Arman - Festival of Early Music Innsbruck and the Berlin Festival of Early Music. His first teaching experience gained Hanser as vocal coach at the Wiltener boys.
Since 1997, Karlheinz Hanser is the head of a singing class with artistic training at the Tyrolean State Conservatory Innsbruck and has worked as a head of department vocals, as an artistic advisor and administrator at the Tyrolean State Conservatory.
2003-2004 he completed an advanced training course for musicians in management at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and worked as a consultant in the Tyrolean Music School Association and also at the Austrian singing educators association.
From 2005 to 2007 Hanser was guest professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (Institute for voice and musical theater) where 2007 he was appointed Professor as Deputy Director.
From 2007-2010 Hanser was President of the Study Commission on vocals and musical theater director Vienna and since March 2008 to September 2014 he is head of department at the Institute for voice and musical theater in Vienna.
Since October 2009, Univ.-Prof. Karlheinz Hanser is member of the Senate.

verena hanser thumbSince 1988 Verena Hanser has been a certified speech therapist (AKH Wien/HNO/Dept. Phoniatrics 1986-1991) and voice coach in free practice with the focus on the care of singers, actors, speakers and presenters. Cooperation with HNO FA Dr. Kürsten ("Doctor of the State Opera Vienna") since 1988. Voice and voice trainer for the ORF (moderators, correspondents, editors, speakers). Senior lecturer at the University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna at the Institute for Singing and Music Theater for Speech and Breathing/Bodywork for singers since 2001.

Zita Tschirk ThumbZita Tschirk, born in Gyor, Hungary, got in touch at the age of five years with classical music. After completing her piano and harmony-studies at the Conservatory in Györ she went to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, where she was a student of Rita Wagner and Ferenc Rados and passed the concert diploma in piano with the highest honors degrees.
After masterclasses with Rudolf Kehrer, Imre Rohmann, Georges Cziffra, and Zoltan Kocsis she enriched her studies at a four year degree in vocal accompaniment at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. As Teaching at the University of Vienna since 2001,
she worked with Rotraud Hansmann, Marjana Lipovšek, Gabriele Lechner, Robert Holl and Charles Spencer and accompanied a workshop with Thomas Hampson.
Since 2010, Zita Tschirk accompanied the class of Karlheinz Hanser.
With nine years – and then five more times - Zita won the competition of young musicians in Györ. Also as a soloist, she won prizes at the Hungarian State Competition, the Franz Liszt Competition in Budapest and the Concertino Prague. At twenty-one, she was honored at Hummel Competition in Bratislava. As a solo pianist and accompanist Zita Tschirk performed in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Italy and Russia, where many of her concerts have been broadcasted on radio, and she was also involved in chamber music and ensemble recordings. In ORF-TV she appeared in 2005 with Anna Hauf and 2009 with Daniela Fally. The program of her song recital with Genia Kühmeier in Salzburg is available on CD.
Zita Tschirk enjoys an outstanding reputation as an accompanist with a focus on music of Art Nouveau and 20th century, as represented by Debussy, Berg, Marx and Richard Strauss, and the timeless art of Schubert, Brahms and Dvořák. She also loves playing Bartók or Montsalvatge and transmits successfully the Noblesse song accompaniment on the presentation of arias.


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