Three profiles are offered:
This profile is open to individuals who have specialised in lied accompaniment and wish to hone their craft. The work focuses on deepening and broadening participants’ personal artistic expression and encompasses technical and musical skills as well as specialised knowledge; it is aimed at fine-tuning the responsiveness of the accompanist to the singer.
Over a period of two semesters, participants pay great attention to developing a selection of repertoires encompassing the high-profile works as well as lesser-known gems of the lied canon. Participants’ personal musical and artistic expression is fine-tuned through:
- Interpretational abilities with particular attention paid to text analysis and interpretation
- The specific challenges relating to the keyboard and the demands made of the accompanist in terms of text and song
- Fresh insights into tonal variation and unexpected interpretational stimuli from other areas of music (not necessarily limited to the lied repertoire), fine art, literature, cinema, life.
This programme calls for musical intelligence and a great love of music and poetry in equal measure. It consists of a technical and artistic exploration of what at first appear to be contradictory components of the works, such as emotion and intellect, poetry and music, song and piano, clarity and sensuousness: a search for the alchemy that unites these disparate elements and enriches the act of making music.
Over a period of two semesters, working chamber music ensembles receive professional supervision and guidance through this profile, as well as coaching in their artistic development.
This helps experienced ensembles improve their performance and competitiveness. The professional feedback received also helps deepen and broaden technical, musical and social skills. The ensembles receive ideas and suggestions for realising their joint artistic goals, enhancing their musical and artistic expression and emphasising their individuality.
- Improved artistic expression
- More nuanced interplay
- Improved instrumental/vocal skills
- Individual issues addressed