I see myself as a singing actress who wants to understand the emotional journey of my character via the music and on stage. As a singer I am the creator.
Vera Wenkert

02/10/2019 - 05/10/2019

Audition workshop with Vera Wenkert in Zurich with public concert on October 5th - fully booked!

In this audition workshop, participants prepare arias or aria recordings for upcoming engagements. We also focus on vocal technique, the interpretation of arias and roles, and on the appearance and skills required to successfully complete an audition. We find answers to the question of how to interpret and present a character on stage.

12/10/2019

Master Class David Jones in Zürich

Maestro David L. Jones from New York will be here in Zürich offering his vocal wisdom in a public masterclass on October 12th 2019 from 12 to 4pm.

12/10/2019

Master Class with David Jones in Zürich

Active Participation
Institut Stimmkunst is pleased to announce that we will be hosting masterclasses with the renowned Maestro David L. Jones from New York. My dear friend and mentor David L. Jones will be here in Zürich offering his vocal wisdom in a public masterclass. David Jones will demonstrate the principles of the Swedish-Italian vocal method at work with four different voice types. The master class typically includes a brief overview of the history of the singing method used by the teachers of Kirsten Flagstad, Jussi Bjoerling, as well as Manuel Garcia. The class centers around David’s work with four different voice types. He gives various practical exercises that immediately balance the production of sound after which, each singer is guided to incorporate the principles in repertoire of their choice. This master class is beneficial to singers as well as teachers looking to enhance their teaching methods.

David will personally select singers for his Master Class. Active Participants will receive approximately 30 minutes of instruction. There will be a short Q&A session at the end of the class.

Limited seating available. Reservations are mandatory. To reserve your place, please fill in and submit the reservation form. You will receive confirmation once the reservation is accepted. Reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. All Participation must be confirmed by me.

Private Lessons:

David will be here from October 10th to 17th. Private lessons have to be booked exclusively via vera.wenkert@stimmkunst.ch!

Location
The public master class will be held at:

Institute StimmKunst
Albisriederstr. 164
CH-8003 Zürich

Fees:

Active participation: 75 US Dollar (or 75 CHF)
Passive Auditors: 40 US Dollar (or 40 CHF) – Please, fill in the form for Passive Auditors

17/01/2020 - 18/01/2020

Bootcamp for dramatic voices: Wagner/Strauss with Vera Wenkert

In this boot camp, 7 dramatic singers have the possibility to work on all of the requirements for a successful audition or to “polish” extracts of a role with our knowledge of music and vocal technique and dramaturgical context. We support you with the exclusive skills and expertise, joy, mindfulness and passion that come from our many years of stage experience.