After consultation with Univ. Prof. Karlheinz Hanser & KS Univ. Prof. Robert Holl, the master class "Schubertiade" - under the direction of KS Univ. Prof. Robert Holl - was integrated into the master class "VOICE ACADEMY 23 - Performers" under the direction of Univ. Prov. Karlheinz Hanser from August 20th to 27th, 2023!




Academia Vocalis 2023 - Wörgl|Tirol



Technique, Interpretation, Body Work

Univ.-Prof. Karlheinz Hanser - Singing - mdw Wien
Verena Hanser - Body Work - mdw Wien
Alexander Fleischer - Accompanist & Correpetition - HfM Trossingen
Jonathan Ware - Accompanist & Correpetition - HfM Hanns Eisler, Berlin


20th of August 2023 - 27th of August 2023

Target group: Vocalist Level: Singing students at art unviversities, Art Schools und Conservatories (accompanying representational, interpretative, voice-related coaching for study exams, auditions and appearences); Young professionals (choice of repertoire and musical and performing preparation for auditions, auditioning)

Content: Singing technique in individual lessons, musical interpretation including accompaniment, solo correpetition, group basis training, group performance, performance including correpetition, body work, choice of repertoire (Image-Design), additional modules.

Course repertoire: The course repertoire is freely selectable out of the classical singing-literature. In addition to the interpretative focus, there is also a performance – to this focus the program should include at least one suitable specialist aria and a duet (also possible from an operetta and/or classical musical). In addition, the course repertoire should include a representative art song in german. Please discuss the course repertoire in advance with the course management. 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.

Application until 10th of August 2023

Meeting: Sunday, 20th of August 2023, 11.00 am, State Music School Kufstein

plan | Performance overview


Thursday, 24th of August 2023, 8.00 pm
Concert hall of hotel DAS SIEBEN, Bad Häring


Sunday, 27th of August 2023, 8.00 pm
Kulturquartier 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 1st of August 2023, after submission of a recording or submission of a recording link. An active participation costs for the masterclass PROFESSIONALS incl. opera interpration €450,--, single booking opera interpretation €250,--  PERFORMERS €450,-- or passive participation for all masterclasses by Univ.-Prof. Hanser € 200,-- must be calculated. The number of participants in the active staturs is limited with 16 participants per masterclass.

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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.

Lesson notes: glued in triple version

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.

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.


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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