One of the perks of reviewing concerts, attending concerts, giving concerts, and being on many mailing lists is getting invitations like the following. It’s a prestigious 4-day vocal master class, free to apply and participate in the Netherlands. The highlight, as usual for such week-long events, is a radio broadcast of the final concert.
If you love art songs (lieder) of Mahler and/or Schubert, read on.
When? April 6-10 2011 — the best time to visit the country, when the tulips are out!
Where? Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam (very close to the central station, this landmark building, hailed as one of 20th century’s most important architectural monument, was the former stock exchange)
Who? the voice teachers and accompanists are
- Jard van Nes, mezzo-soprano and David Selig, pianist — Mahler’s songs
- Robert Holl, bass-baritone and Rudolf Jansen, pianist — Schubert’s songs
Celebrating the centenary of Mahler’s death in 2011, the Schubert Foundation and the Friends of Art Song Society are producing this special event.
Participation is free of charge. Deadline for application (including mp3 recording) is 28th February 2011.
For more information, contact the Schubert Foundation.