About Institut StimmKunst
From personality to voice
This means: knowing who you are in order to be able to exploit your full potential. Lessons are tailored to you and your needs. I support my students in their vocal and personal development as well as refining their acting and vocal-musical skills in my master classes and singing lessons.
What International Institute StimmKunst offers:
Our programme covers all aspects of voice training and use. Presentation coaching, comprehensive support for public performances and everyday stage life. The programme is for everyone from professional singers to singing students or just someone who enjoys singing and wants to develop their vocal skills.
Singing lessons in where you learn the Swedish-Italian singing technique. A technique used by Kirsten Flagstad, Brigit Nilsson, Jussi Björling. Giving you the solid foundations to build your singing technique.
The Swedish-Italian vocal technique consists of exercises that focus on “chiaroscuro”, i.e. creating a resonant round tone through all your voice registers. Specific exercises given to each student to develop their technique.
Role preparation – vocal and musical coaching: rehearsing pieces and preparing future roles.
Stage craft coaching: How to move on stage and all aspects of stage craft.
German language: articulation of the language, its nuances, especially in the repertoire of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss.
Performance preparation and performance opportunities in master classes and public concerts.
Mentoring and coaching in all aspects of singing, interpretation and career.
Rehabilitation for singers with voice problems, promotion of voice health, care of the voice.
Preparation for auditions: How to prepare for auditions, performances and concerts.
Voice and Personality: To increase presence and charisma through targeted voice training. You will receive the tools to balance the strengths and weaknesses profile of your voice.
In numerous master classes, my team and I work together to refine your acting and vocal-musical skills in a constructive and practical way. We fully prepare you for future auditions, concerts and opera performances.
Who is at the right place with me?
I bring with me an optimal mixture of practical experience and theoretical knowledge. As a distinguished voice expert, I have worked successfully with many singers and actors and people in professions with high vocal stress. I am a competent address when it comes to an individual voice analysis or when the singing and speaking voice has overload symptoms.
As a dramatic soprano I have sung more than 30 leading roles on opera stages, including Katja Kabanova, Fidelio-Leonore, Madelaine (A.Chenier), Marie Wozzeck, Amelia (Ballo in Maschera), Leonora (Forza del Destino), Abigaille (Nabucco), Lady Macbeth, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Tosca, Venus-Elisabeth (Tannhäuser), Elsa (Lohengrin), Sieglinde (Walküre), Senta (Holländer), Brünnhilde (Götterdämmerung / Siegfried) and last but not least Isolde and many more.
And as an experienced voice teacher and mentor, my teaching specialty is to support singers in developing their strengths in an open, honest and constructive atmosphere.
Classes are held in German or English. Lessons are also possible via Skype.
Consultation lesson: At the beginning I offer an hour in which we get to know each other. I think it is important that both singers and voice teachers feel comfortable working with each other and that they feel that they can trust in the process. This lesson lasts 60 minutes and we talk about your wishes and I show you the next steps with singing exercises. I will also be happy to discuss your repertoire and other professional topics with you.
Director: Vera Wenkert, Dramatic Soprano, Singing Teacher, Voice Healer, Personal Development Coach.
Management Assistant, Edwin Metzler, German language expert, videos, back office.
EXPERTS AND PIANISTS
Thomas Barthel, conductor and pianist, International Opera Studio IOS and Opera Zurich:
Yulia Levin, solo coach, Opera Zurich:
Ann Beckman, expert in the repertoire of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Retired head of the music department in the Opera Zurich. For many years solo accompanist at Salzburg Festival and still requested as a guest coach in major opera houses like La Scala / Milano, Hamburg State Opera, Moscow Bolshoi Theatre.
Dr. Dearbhla Collins, Coach an der Royal Irish Academy of Music, Dublin.répétiteur and assistant conductor with Opera Siam and Cambridge University Operatic Society: