Vocallis Academy

International Masterclass German Songs for young professional Liedduos 2016

Teachers: Prof. Konrad Richter (Germany)/Sara Gutvill (Hungary)

Vocallis Academy – The Masterclass

As part of the Vocallis Academy a public Masterclass will be given by the internationally acclaimed song interpreter and pedagogue Prof.Konrad Richter. This Masterclass is intended for young professional singers accompanied by a pianist, thus forming a pair.

The theme of this year’s Festival Vocallis Masterclass: Songs on German lyrics by composers of choice.

The Masterclass consists of three sessions (40 minutes each) held between the 8th and 10th of November complete with daily private sessions filled with literature and pronunciation training.

A final concert will be held on Friday 11th November in cultural centre De Kopermolen in Vaals by all participating pairs of the Masterclass.

The participants will also have the opportunity to perform at various concerts during Festival Vocallis such as the 5PM daily concerts,

The Masterclass is organized as a kind of contest. There is a prize to be awarded: the Vocallis Song prize. The winners of this prize will be invited to perform at Festival Vocallis 2017.

Participating pairs are selected based on the performance level of an audition recording on CD or DVD. This audition recording must contain at least two songs by composers of choice (preferably different kinds of music: fast and slow).

For singers there is an age limit of 33 years (at the beginning of the course).

Participants are expected to speak at least German and/or English. Each pair will be expected to be able to perform at least 10 songs on German lyrics by composers of choice.The songs should be sung from memory.

Cost: € 200.00 per person including lunch, refreshments, etc., and one festival pass for the whole festival. Overnight stay in the vicinity is available at € 10.00 per person per night.

Registration deadline: October 7th, 2015

Teachers: Prof. Konrad Richter (Germany)/ Sara Gutvill (Hungary)

When: The Masterclass will be held between 8th – 10th November 2016 from 10.00 hours to 17.00 hours. The Participants concert will be held on November 11th

Where:  Vaals, Cultural Centre De Kopermolen Maximum amount of participants: 8 pairs song/piano
It is not possible to participate individually

Cost: € 200,00 p.p.
Includes: lunches, refreshments and a pass for the entire festival.

Registration deadline: October 7th, 2016