Bachwoche Stuttgart 2022

JSB Ensemble & Master Classes

Cancelled halfway in 2020 due to the Corona Pandemic - advertised in 2021 and then cancelled again: for 2022 we are now making another attempt to hold our JSB Ensemble Stuttgart together with the Master Classes Singing and very much hope that this time we will succeed!

Two weeks with Hans-Christoph Rademann, Academy director of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart, and excellent lecturers working, rehearsing and giving concerts!

More about the Bachwoche Stuttgart 2022

The successful concept of the past years, to put the music of Johann Sebastian Bach into a dialogue with works "from the family" or other composers, will be continued in March 2022 with "Johann Sebastian Bach in dialogue with Jan Dismas Zelenka".

After an intensive study week at the Landesakademie Ochsenhausen (March 11-19, 2022), the Bachwoche Stuttgart 2022 will take place from March 20 to 27, 2022. In its combination of scholarly reflection (with lectures and panel discussions) and music practice, it is a unique study week that brings together vocal and instrumental pedagogues, scientists, artists, students and an interested audience.

Since 2011, a special international orchestra and choir have been assembled each year for the Bachwoche from over twenty nations: the Junges Stuttgarter Bach Ensemble (JSB Ensemble). Young people from all over the world grow under the guidance of experienced instructors to form a high-class ensemble, making a unique contribution to the Bachwoche Stuttgart.

Prof. Hans-Christoph Rademann © Martin Förster

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Director of the International Bach Academy Stuttgart | Principal Conductor of the Dresden Chamber Choir | Professor of Choral Conducting at the Dresden School of Music | One of the most important choral conductors worldwide

Kathy Saltzman Romey

Kathy Saltzman Romey
Choral rehearsal and orchestral conducting

Choral Director at the University of Minnesota | Artistic Director of the 200-voice symphony chorus The Minnesota Chorale |Lecturer at the International Bach Academy for many years

Dame Emma Kirkby © Eric Richmond

Dame Emma Kirkby
Master Class soprano

She is the "Grande Dame of Early Music" who has lost none of her magic. In her long singing career, she has had a decisive influence on historical performance practice. For years she has been sharing her knowledge and experience internationally in master classes.


Anke Vondung © Undine Hess

Anke Vondung
Master Class alto

She studied with Rudolf Piernay in Mannheim. From 2003 to 2006 she was a member of the Dresden Semper Opera to which she is still closely connected as a guest. Diverse range of performances with an extremely wide-ranging repertoire.

Peter Harvey © Patch Harvey

Peter Harvey
Master Class bass/tenor

studied at Oxford and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. His "Winterreise" with Gary Cooper and his study of the music of J.S. Bach earned him outstanding reviews. He is a versatile artist and has been closely associated with the Bachakademie for many years.


Xenia Löffler © Daniel Maria Deuter

Xenia Löffler
JSB Ensemble | woodwinds

Since 2001 member and solo oboist of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | soloist and chamber musician | master classes in Germany and abroad | Professor at the Universität der Künste in Berlin

Hans-Martin Rux-Brachtendorf © Holger Schneider

Hans-Martin Rux-Brachtendorf
JSB Ensemble | horn, trumpet, timpani

Member of Concerto Köln, Collegium 1704 (Prague), Freiburger Barock Orchester, Akademie für Alte Musik as well as Gaechinger Cantorey | Professor at the Musikhochschule Würzburg and lecturer at the Musikhochschulen Frankfurt and Essen

Mayumi Hirasaki © Michel Marang

Mayumi Hirasaki
JSB Ensemble | violin, viola

Concertmaster with Concerto Köln and Gaechinger Cantorey | permanent guest with various baroque orchestras | chamber musician | professor for baroque violin and viola at the University Mozarteum Salzburg.

Jan Freiheit © privat

Jan Freiheit
JSB Ensemble | violoncello, continuo

Since 1992 solo cellist of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | concert activities as soloist and continuo player | professor for baroque violoncello and historical violoncello instruments at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig

Voice teachers

Magdalena Fischer
Rebekka Neetz
Daniel Karrasch
Menno Koller

Works & ensemble

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

B minor Mass BWV 232: Kyrie & Gloria
Soli SSATB / Choir SSATB / 2Fl 2Ob (d’am) 2Bas Hn 3Trp Timp Strings Org

Magnificat D major BWV 243
Soli SSATB / Choir SSATB / 2Fl 2Ob (also 2 d’am) 3Trp Timp Strings Continuo

Missa brevis BWV 236
Soli SATB / Choir SATB / 2Ob Bas Strings Continuo

Jan Dismas Zelenka (bapt. 1679–1745)

Missa gratias agimus tibi ZWV 13
Soli SSAATB / Choir SATB / 2Fl 2Ob 4Trp Timp Strings Continuo

Magnificat D major ZWV 108
Soli SA / Choir SATB / 2Ob Bas 2Trp & Timp ad lib Strings Continuo

Magnificat C major ZWV 107
Solo S / Choir SATB / 2Ob ad lib Strings Continuo

Missa Dei Filii ZWV 20
Soli SATB / Choir SATB / 2Ob Bas Strings Continuo


Choir singers

Instrumentation orchestra
traverse flute (2), oboe (2), also oboe d’amore (2), bassoon (2)
horn* (1), trumpet (4), timpani (1)
strings, continuo (organ* harpsichord* lute*)

* position not available

The orchestra performs on baroque instruments. The tuning is: 415Hz

date events
Fri March 11, 2022 Arrival of participants (choir and orchestra members) and faculty in Landesakademie Ochsenhausen
Sat March 12, until
Thu March 17, 2022
classes and rehearsal work with lecturers / JSB Ensemble /
Hans-Christoph Rademann
Fri March 18, 2022 Rehearsal / Public dress rehearsal in Ochsenhausen
Sat March 19, 2022 Ensemble will move to Stuttgart
Sun March 20, until
Mon March 21, 2022
Public rehearsals
Tue March 22, 2022 Public rehearsals / Werkstattkonzert I
Wed March 23, 2022 Public rehearsals / Werkstattkonzert II
Thu March 24, 2022 Public rehearsals / Werkstattkonzert III
Fri March 25, 2022 Public rehearsals / Werkstattkonzert IV
Sat March 26, 2022 Rehearsals for final concert
Sun March 27, 2022 Abschlusskonzert
Mon March 28, 2022 FINE – departure

Starting March 20, all rehearsals, workshop concerts and the final concert will take place at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Stuttgart.


Musicians between the ages of 18 and 30 can apply. Attendance during the entire period is a condition of participation. Please use the online form for your application.

Application deadline
Monday, November 22, 2021

We will gladly accept your application in the form of an mp3 file, preferably as a download link (Wetransfer/Dropbox or similar). Your sound files must be available to us by Mon, November 22 (Master Class Singing) or Mon, November 29, 2021 (JSB Ensemble). The audition repertoire for choristers and instrumentalists will be published on our website. It is obligatory.

Successful participants will be notified by end of December 2021. Please note that NO live auditions will be held and NO video files will be accepted.

All costs (travel, accommodation in shared rooms with breakfast) will be covered by the International Bach Academy Stuttgart. We charge a registration fee of 25 €.

German and/or English will be spoken in the ensemble and with the lecturers. All participants must have a good knowledge of at least one of these languages.