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Since 2014, the ART OF SINGING masterclass by Kirsten Schötteldreier (voice- and performance-coach) 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 fifth 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. In 2022 we welcome Marcin Kozieł, Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, for the fourths time and for the second participation Pawel Poplawski. He is solo répétiteur and Kapellmeister at the Theater Magdeburg.
This year, we are looking forward to welcome ten 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 Husler, 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!
Blog reading tip:
In July 2021, Kirsten Schötteldreier published a worth reading article on the website of „Neue Stimmen“ career network. Under the title „The Heart of Opera – Artists on stage“ she talks about the importance of artists on stage and what role of artists in the overall experience of opera. Have a look at: www.neue-stimmen.de/the-heart-of-opera-artists-on-stage