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Since 2014, the ART OF SINGING masterclass by Kirsten Schötteldreier (vocalcoach) and Susanne Kreusch (organisation) has been held annually at the Eibenhof estate in Bad Saarow.
The course is supported by a team of internationally renowned singers, such as the baritone Thomas Johannes Mayer and, for the third time, again this year by the famous helden tenor Burkhard Fritz.
ART OF SINGING is also supported every year by excellent pianists who have made a name for themselves through their work and experience at opera houses such as the State Operas of Munich, Vienna and Berlin.
We look forward to your participation!
This year, we are looking forward to welcome 10 professional singers, and for the first time also two conductors to a unique combination of voice and breathing techniques, energy work and practical training, in the complete seclusion of the peninsula of the Eibenhof.
International voice-coach Kirsten Schötteldreier has developed her own method of vocal work, which is a mixture of the holistic approach of Prof. Frederick Hussler, the classical belcanto, energetic breathing and phrasing, with the help of selected Tai Chi and Qi Gong patterns.
This work is supported by daily Qi Gong training, which takes place under the guidance of Qi Gong master Sifu Darryl Collett.
This special energy work is used for thousands of years as a basis for martial arts and ensures a balance of strength, concentration and inner calmness that every artist needs for a successful career.
ART OF SINGING is aimed at singing students and advanced professional singers who are mainly active in the classical opera, concert and song fields.
We are looking forward to a wonderful master class in summer!
Despite the current uncertainties caused by the existing and changing limitations of the Corona Virus, we have decided to offer this masterclass!
The location “Eibenhof” with its spacious possibilities offers the very best conditions in order to be able to meet prescribed distances. This applies to both the interiors and the spacious exterior surfaces.
Therefore only active participants and the ART OF SINGING team will be allowed to enter the area of the Eibenhof during the Masterclass. Family, colleagues & friends are very welcome to the final concert on 4 July 2021.
In this way, we are convinced that the course will be secure for all participants and the team.
The main focus of this course lies mainly in the romantic German as well as in the Italian Verismo-repertoire, other repertoire-wishes of our participants will, of course, be gladly taken into account.
Why would we like to invite conductors to participate in our masterclass?
From our personal experience, we know how fruitful and helpful the knowledge of vocal peculiarities is for a constructive collaboration between conductor and singer. Collaborative work helps to awaken a better understanding for all those involved in the musical creation process.
Therefore, we would like to pass on our special approach to the use of the singer’s voice to pianists and conductors.
Individual coaching and coaching in the group
Chi Kung (in group and single sessions)
Chi Kung-training, bodywork, posture, relaxation, better self-perception
How does my attitude, energy, conduction , etc. affects that of the singer?
Working with the singers, conducting arias and ensembles
Experiencing what singing means in different tasks on stage
Feedback from lecturers and singers
What can you achieve with the singer if you change something technically?
Singers (7 days): 800 Euro, maximum 10 participants
On request, a shortened participation is possible
Conductors (4 days): 500 Euro, maximum 2 participants
Passive participation (max. 2 days): 80 Euro