Masterclass song interpretation

with Christian Immler (Gesang) und Andreas Frese (Klavier)

Two of the most sought-after musicians in their field offer a Lied master class. The focus of the course is on the development of German, English and French song repertoire. The course is aimed primarily at song duos. Participants will be selected on the basis of listening examples (e.g. YouTube links). Teaching languages are German, English and French. The master class ends with a concert by the course participants.

Teaching team:

The German baritone Christian Immler is currently one of the most sought-after singers in his field. He sings Mahler orchestral songs as convincingly as Bach cantatas. Christian Immler studied at the London Guildhall School with Rudolf Piernay. In 2001 he won first prize at the Nadia et Lili Boulanger competition in Paris. Concerts with conductors such as Harnoncourt, Minkowski, Jacobs, Herreweghe, Bernius, Bolton, Harding, Parrott, Suzuki, Pichon, Dantone, Nagano, Antonini, Christie and Alarcón define his calendar. Invitations to festivals such as Salzburg, Aix-en-Provence, Lucerne, Vancouver and BBC Proms followed. As a Lied and opera singer, he has been a guest at Wigmore Hall, Tonhalle Zurich, Philharmonie Paris and the Frick Collection New York, as well as Opéra Comique Paris, Grand Théâtre Geneva, Early Music Festival Boston and Theater an der Wien. More than 50 multiple award-winning recordings (Grammy nomination, Echo Klassik Award, Diapason d'Or, Diamant d'Opéra) attest to his work. In addition to numerous master classes, Christian Immler is professor of voice at the Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences in Zurich. www.christianimmler.com

Andreas Frese is equally at home as a Lied accompanist and chamber musician, as well as a soloist on the international concert stages and in the recording studio. The narrative intensity and intimacy of his recital make him a sought-after Lied accompanist and chamber music partner of artists such as Julia Kleiter, Elisabeth Kulman, Hanna-Elisabeth Müller, Christoph and Julian Prégardien, Daniel Behle, Benjamin Bruns, Christian Immler, Kwangchul Youn, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the Amaryllis Quartet or the Mannheim String Quartet, with whom he has performed, among others, at the Salzburg Festival, the Schubertiade Hohenems and Schwarzenberg, the Festival Ljubljana, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, the Kölner Philharmonie, the National Concert Hall Dublin, in Dallas or Buenos Aires. www.andreas-frese.de

Christian ImmlerAndreas Frese

Number of participants: ca. 6
Course start: Tuesday, June 29th 2021, 2:00 pm
Course end: Friday, July 2nd 2021, after breakfast
Final concert:

Thursday, July 1st 2021, 7:30 pm


incl. meals and accommodation in a single room 595 €, in a double room 568 €

Notes on registration: Registration takes place via the Landesmusikakademie Rheinland-Pfalz.