Academia Vocalis 2022 - Wörgl|Tirol



Technique, Interpretation, Body Work

Univ.-Prof. Karlheinz Hanser - Singing - mdw Wien
Alexander Fleischer - Accompanist & Correpetition - HfM Hanns Eisler, Berlin
Jonathan Ware - Accompanist & Correpetition - HfM Hanns Eisler, Berlin
Verena Hanser - Body Work - mdw Wien
KS Robert Holl - Schubertiade - mdw Wien
Adrian Kelly - Opera Repertoire - Opernhaus Zürich



4th of August 2022 - 11th of August 2022

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

Focus on interpretation: OPERA REPERTOIRE with ADRIAN KELLY 9.8.-11.8.2022 - House of Music Wörgl

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.

Application until 27th of June 2022

Meeting: 4th of August 2022, 11.00 am, House of Music Wörgl

esson plan | Performance overview


11th of August 2022, 20.00 pm
Concert Hall of Music school, Wörgl



13th of August 2022 - 20th of August 2022

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.

Focus of interpretation: 16th of August - 18th of August 2022: SCHUBERTIADE with KS Robert Holl

Application until 6th of August 2022

Meeting: 13th of August 2022, 11.00 am, House of Music, Wörgl

plan | Performance overview

18th of August 2022, 20.00 pm
Concert Hall, House of Music Wörgl

20th of August 2022, 20.00 pm
Concert Hall, House of Music Wörgl


24th of August 2022 - 31st of August 2022

Target Group: Vocalist Level: Bachelor, aspiring vocal students preparing for admission exams for conservatories, colleges and art/music universities, ambitious secondary professional singers in upper music school level.

Content: Vocal technique in the group, singing technique in individual lessons, interpretation including piano accompaniment, solo coaching, breathing and body training, practical work additional modules.

Focus workshop: The voice as an instrument (Hanser)

Course repertoire: The course repertoire is taken freely from classical singing literature selectable. It should contain at least one German-language art song (e.g. simple art songs by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms etc .; Aria antiche; easy arias from oratorio, opera or operetta). Within the Master class, a maximum of three pieces can be worked on! Please the course repertoire coordinate with the course management in advance.

Application: until 17th of August 2022

Meeting: 24th of August 2022, 11.00 am, House of Music, Wörgl

Lesson plan | Performance overview


31st of August 2022, 20.00 pm
Concert Hall, House of Music, Wörgl


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 30th of April 2022, after submission of a recording or submission of a recording link. An active participation costs for ROOKIES € 450,--, for the masterclasses PROFESSIONALS & PERFORMERS € 500,--, for the MOZART ACADEMY € 400,--, for 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.

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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.


Robert Holl ThumbRobert Holl was born in Rotterdam and completed his studies here with Jan Veth and David Hollestelle. In 1971 he won first prize at the International Singing Competition in ´s-Hertogenbosch. He then studied with Hans Hotter in Munich. In 1972 Robert Holl won first prize at the ARD competition in Munich. From 1973 to 1975 he was a member of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, after which he mainly worked as a concert singer for a long time and worked regularly with conductors such as Eugen Jochum, Karl Richter and Wolfgang Sawallisch.

For some time now he has been heard and seen more in opera productions: He was a guest at the Vienna State Opera, the Brussels Opera and, since 1991, at the Zurich Opera House with roles such as narrator and Sarastro in "Die Zauberflöte" or Basilio in "Barbier von Sevilla" "Under conductors like Claudio Abbado, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and Franz Welser-Möst.

At the Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin Robert Holl appeared under Daniel Barenboim as Landgrave Hermann in "Tannhäuser", as Hans Sachs in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg", as Daland in "Der Fliegende Holländer" and as Commander in "Don Giovanni". In the following seasons Robert Holl also made guest appearances at the German State Opera Berlin, the Vienna State Opera and the Hamburg State Opera with major roles in the Wagnerian field such as Landgraf Hermann, Hans Sachs and König Marke. Robert Holl was heard at the Vienna State Opera in the 2006/07 and 2007/08 seasons as Pimen / BORIS GODUNOW (new production under Daniele Gatti in May 2007). At the Bayreuth Festival, Robert Holl has been heard as Hans Sachs in "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg" since 1996 and was highly praised for his performance. In the summer of 2004 he played the role of Gurnemanz in Bayreuth for the first time in a new production of Wagner's "Parsifal" under the artistic direction of Pierre Boulez. Robert Holl has been singing the role of König Marke at the Bayreuth Festival since 2008 under the direction of Peter Schneider.

In addition to his involvement in various opera houses, Robert Holl has made a name for himself as a successful concert singer.

He has sung among the most renowned conductors in Europe and the USA in Europe, America and Japan. Robert Holl is considered one of the great song singers of our time. He is particularly fond of German and Russian songs. With the record company Preiser Records he has a long collaboration with numerous song recordings. Song recitals regularly take the artist to international music centers. Robert Holl composes songs and piano pieces himself, some of which have been published by the renowned music publisher Doblinger and have appeared on CD.

In addition to his work as a singer, he regularly holds master classes. Robert Holl is also the artistic director of "Schubertiaden" in Holland and Austria.


adrian kelly thumbFollowing his studies at the University of Cambridge, English conductor Adrian Kelly became a member of the Young Artists Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and was then a coach at the Hamburg State Opera. He has worked regularly at the Salzburg Festival, assisting Ingo Metzmacher on Luigi Nono's Al gran sole carico d'amore and Wolfgang Rihm's Dionysos. He has also worked with conductors such as Antonio Pappano, Mark Elder, Peter Schneider, Nicola Luisotti, Philippe Jordan and Simone Young. He has been musical director of the Young Singers Project at the Salzburg Festival since 2015.

His engagements include appearances at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and a tour of the USA conducting the Baroque pasticcio The Infernal Comedy with actor John Malkovich. During the summer of 2014 he conducted a new production of Le nozze di Figaro at Central City Opera in Colorado. From 2010 to 2017 he was first Kapellmeister at the Salzburg State Theatre, working regularly with the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg. He has conducted numerous productions in Salzburg, including Ernst Krenek's Jonny spielt auf, Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto and Jules Massenet's Werther. In February 2016 he conducted the critically acclaimed Austrian premiere of Charles Wuorinen's Brokeback Mountain.

Recent highlights in Salzburg include Jacques Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Engelbert Humperdinck's Hänsel und Gretel in the Felsenreitschule and Giacomo Puccini's La bohème at the Haus für Mozart. During the 2018/19 season he conducted Jules Massenet's Manon and a cycle of Mozart's three Da Ponte operas at the Landestheater. In June 2018 he was appointed Artistic Director of the Buxton Festival. As part of his first season he conducted a new production of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin. Next season's plans include a return to the Landestheater as principal guest conductor and a production of Rossini's La donna del lago for the Buxton Festival.

Alexander Fleischer 2020 ThumbAlexander Fleischer ( Alexander Fleischer ( is one of the sought-after accompanist of the young generation. He studied solo piano at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin with Birgitta Wollenweber. After that he studied with Wolfram Rieger in Berlin and participated in masterclasses of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Irwin Gage, Thomas Hampson and Christa Ludwig. He won several prizes of important Lied-Competitions. Such as "Das Lied“ International Song Competition in Berlin", Schubert Competition Dortmund, Competition of „Hugo Wolf Akademie“ for Song Art Stuttgart, „Schubert und die Moderne“ in Graz. Since then he has performed at the Festival "Heidelberger Frühling", Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonie Köln, Musikverein Wien, Hugo-Wolf-Akademie Stuttgart and in other European countries (Spain, Switzerland, Russia/Diagilev Festival Perm, Norway/Bergen Music Festival, Netherlands). He accompanies singer like Roman Trekel, Andreas Wolf, Olivia Vermeulen, Tobias Berndt, Peter Schöne, Manuel Walser, Sebastian Noack, Anna Alàs i Jové, Birgit Steinberger and worked melodram-programmes with Thomas Quasthoff.

Since 2015 Alexander Fleischer has been teaching Lied-interpretation at the Hochschule für Musik Würzburg. He is also assistant to Professor Thomas Quasthoff at Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" Berlin.

Recently he released the first recording of all Goethe settings of Fanny Hensel together with the baritone Tobias Berndt. In 2016 he was teaching at the famous Aldeburgh Festival (GB) for the Britten-Pears-Program. 2017 he founded his own new Lied-Festival called "Hirschberger Liedfest" in Germany.

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

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.

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