Academia Vocalis 2024 - Kufstein|Tirol


7. August - 14. August 2024

Technique, Interpretation, Body Work

Univ.-Prof. Karlheinz Hanser - Singing - dean mdw Vienna
Verena Hanser - Speech Formation & Body Work - mdw Wien

Andrea Marie Baiocchi - Interpretation & Alexander technique, HfM Würzburg
Jonathan Ware - Interpretation - HfM Hanns Eisler, Berlin

10./11./12. August 2024
Univ.-Prof. Tobias Truniger - HfM Munich/Head of the Opera Studio of the Munich State Opera

Target group: Vocalist Level: Singing students at a professional level, Master Art or Music, Universities, Art Schools und Conservatories including correpetition, solo coaching in concert repertoire, solo coaching opera repertoire, speech coaching and body work. Accompanying coaching for young professionals and professionals (repertoire selection, audition training).

Content: Singing technique in individual lessons, musical interpretation including accompaniment, individual coaching, concert repertoire, individual coaching opera repertoire, language coaching, body work

Course repertoire: The course repertoire is freely selectable. Depending on the requirements, the vocal subject corresponding concert and specialist arias, as well as entire concert and opera roles, representative art songs, song cycles and concert programs to be worked. Please coordinate repertoire with the course management in advance.

Course programme:

- Daily body mobilization
- In the course week: 1 x 30 minutes Alexander Technique, 1 x 40 minutes speech formation
- Daily: 30 minutes singing technique,
- Daily: 40 minutes of accompaniment - except for the Truniger opera interpretation specialization course
- During the Truniger specialization course, 30 minutes of opera interpretation daily


Meeting: 7. August 2024, 11.00 am, State Music School Kufstein

Cost: € 500,-

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14. August 2024, 8.00 pm
Concert hall of Landesmusikschule Kufstein

General information

Participation & Costs

A participation in the masterclass can be either active oder passive. The course leader - referent decides on active or passive participation after the audition on the first day of course. An early commitment to active participation can also be made after proper registration with the Academia Vocalis until 29. July 2024, after submission of a recording or submission of a recording link.

Active participation in the PROFESSIONALS class is charged € 450 for the entire duration of the course. It is also possible to book individual days for the professional master class and the opera master class, which will then be charged aliquot from the total amount. The Master Class Opera Interpretation with Prof. Truniger can only be booked together with the Master Class Opera with Prof. Hanser, as this is an integral part of the entire Master Class program. Due to this extended offer, € 500,-- will be charged for the OPERA/OPERINTERPRETATION class.

Passive participation in all of Prof. Hanser's courses costs € 200. If more than one course is booked, Academia Vocalis will grant a 50% discount on the second master class booked. The number of participants in active status is limited to 10 persons for the professional master class and to a maximum of 16 persons for the opera/opera interpretation master class.

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Masterclass certificate:

All participants will be ceremoniously presented a course certificate for successful participation of the masterclass, a certification supplement with a Transcript of Records and including an ECTS certification in the final concert.

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Karlheinz Hanser 2020 ThumbThe Tyrolean baritone Karlheinz Hanser, originally from Rinn, received his basic musical education as choirboy with the Wilten Boys' Choir and through his father Karl Hanser, who worked as a flutist in the Tyrolean State Symphony Orchestra. After the Matura he began a teaching music and physical education studies at the Mozarteum Salzburg and the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck, but soon turned to the singing as part of the study of instrumental (vocal) pedagogy at the University Mozarteum Salzburg at o.Univ.-Prof. Peter Ullrich.

His diploma studies for solo singing were completed by Karlheinz Hanser at KS Prof. Raimund Grumbach at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich with the opera diploma and the state-certified music teacher.

On the opera stage the baritone was heard in some noteworthy projects of the Munich Opera School (Dr. Peter Kertz) and at the Bavarian Theater Academy. Among other things, he sang in the Prinzregententheater Munich under the direction of Sir Collin Davisthe the role of Papageno in Mozart's Magic Flute. In the concert sector he received substantial artistic impulses by Prof. Howard Arman. Concert activities at the festival weeks of Old Music in Innsbruck and the Berlin Festival of Early Music complement this artistic spectrum.

Karlheinz Hanser gained his first pedagogical experience as a vocal coach with the Wiltener Boys Choir (1986-1990) and at the music school of the town of Wattens (1990-2000). From 1997 to 2007 he directed a vocal class of artistic education at the Tyrolean Landeskonservatorium in Innsbruck, where he subsequently became head of department, head of department for singing, artistic advisory board and administrator at the artistic and structural development of the educational institution where he was intensively involved.

In this Karlheinz Hanser successfully completed a training course for musicians in management at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI). Lecturing at the Tiroler Musikschulwerk and the Bund Österreichischer Gesangspädagogen completed this activity profile of the educator. In 2005, Karlheinz Hanser received the university's call for Music and performing arts Vienna, where he worked for the first time as a guest professor for singing at the Institute of Singing and Music Theater and in 2007 he became a call for university professor in the nominal subject Singing.

In addition to his pedagogical work, Karlheinz Hanser co-founded the Institute (2008-2014), as chair of the study commission in the field of singing and music theater directing (2007-2010) and as a principal member of the Senate of the University of Music and Performing ArtsVienna (2009-2013) substantially the artistic and structural reorientation of the vocal study directions within the framework of the university reform.

A special concern of the educator is the targeted promotion of the Austrian young singers in close collaboration with music of the youth (jury activity). Karlheinz Hanser has been established a vocal pedagogue at international level in recent years.


Tobias Truniger ThumbBorn in Switzerland, Tobias Truniger completed his piano studies with professors Boris Bloch and Till Engel at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. He continued his studies in song interpretation and accompaniment at the Leipzig University of Music with Prof. Karl-Peter Kammerlander, as well as in courses with Brigitte Fassbaender, Norman Shetler and Roger Vignoles. Tobias Truniger worked as a répétiteur at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf, where he was also a lecturer at the Robert Schumann Academy of Music. From 2000, he was head of the vocal classes at the Nuremberg-Augsburg University of Music and continues to lead a lied class at the Munich University of Music. As a Lied accompanist, he has performed with singers such as Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Moser and Edith Wiens, and as a vocal coach he has coached numerous singers at leading European opera houses and festivals. Since the 2009/10 season, he has been musical director of the Bavarian State Opera's opera studio.

Verena Hanser 2020 ThumbVerena Hanser completed her training as speech therapist at AKHWien (diploma 1988), where she also gained her first work experience at the 1st Department of Otolaryngology (Department of Phoniatrics) until 1991. Since 1990 she has also been working in a free practice focusing on voice therapy, speech training and voice coaching. Various further education in the fields of singing and speaking voice, breath, yoga, meditation, ballet, jazz dance, body work and myofunctional therapy are completing the training profile of the sought-after therapist and trainer.

With international vocal pedagogues and renowned ENT specialists like Dr. Curly sen. (†), Dr.Krsten jun. (Consultant to the Vienna State Opera), Schneider-Stickler and Dr. med. Quint connects her for many years a intense collaboration. Among her clients are personalities and celebrities from art (singers, actors), politics and economics.

Since 2000 Verena Hanser is as trainer for ORF. In individual coaching she worked with renowned moderators as well as Armin Wolf and Nadja Bernhard, with correspondents such as Karim El Gawhari, as well as with various TV and radio editors on pronunciation, modulation, emphasis and voice leading and also served as an instructor for the voice service for ORF employees.

The requested speaker held workshops on the subject of voice as part of teacher training seminars for German and Communication at the Pedagogical FH Baden. With master classes of the Academia Vocalis Wörgl and the Eva Lind Music Academy Tyrol she gives her knowledge and her rich practical experience to young Singers.

As a dialogue and language trainer, she was part of the productions: Brundibar - on the occasion of the Day of remembrance against violence and racism in memory of the victims of National Socialism - in the Austrian Parliament, as well as in the context of the mdw productions Die Fledermaus, Jedermann Monologues, King Arthur and The Magic Flute in the Schlosstheater Schönbrunn Wien, the artistic team of director Beverly Blankenship.

Since 2002 Verena Hanser teaches at the Institute for Voice and Music Theater of the mdw subjects breathing training and physical training, as well as speech training and speech design. In 2010 she was appointed by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (mdw) for this subjects contracted as Senior Lecturer.

AndreaMarieBaiocchi ThumbGerman-American pianist Andrea Marie Baiocchi has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe. A graduate of Indiana University Bloomington, Andrea Marie Baiocchi was an Associate Lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin from 2005-2022, where she was also previously the assistant of Thomas Quasthoff from 2005-2011. Concert appearances include Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonie and Musikinstrumenten-Museum, Gasteig Munich, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, and Mozarteum Salzburg.

A 2013 Malcolm Martineau Crear Scholar, a Fellow at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, First Prize winner of the 'National Career Award' by the National Society of Arts and Letters, and finalist in the Lili and Nadia Boulanger International Song Competition, Ms. Baiocchi holds a Bachelors Degree and Performer Diploma from Bloomington's Indiana University, as well as a Performer's Certificate – the school's highest musical honor.

Ms. Baiocchi's principal mentors have been Eric Schneider, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, and Evelyne Brancart. She has also studied German Art Song with Leonard Hokanson and participated in masterclasses with Menahem Pressler, Robert Tear, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Malcolm Martineau, Matthias Goerne, Helmut Deutsch, Rudolf Jansen, and Elly Ameling.

In addition to being a trained Alexander Technique teacher, Andrea Marie Baiocchi is currently on staff at the Würzburg University of Music as well as at the Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT in Weimar.

jonathan ware thumbJonathan Ware, Piano 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 he won the 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 recent seasons 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. For several years now Jonathan accompanies and supports KS Prof. Dr. hc Christa Ludwig - before her death last year - at the master classes of the Academia Vocalis.

"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 subtleaccompaniments were equally impressive during the other songs."
NY Concert / 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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