Singing Masterclasses 2019

Emma Kirkby – Kai Wessel – James Gilchrist – Peter Kooij
Hans-Christoph Rademann – Jos van Veldhoven


Two weeks with Hans-Christoph Rademann, Akademie Director of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart – working, practising and making music!

The masterclasses at the International Bachakademie Stuttgart present a unique opportunity for young professional musicians to explore intensively the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.

Parallel to the masterclasses, the works will also be developed with the choir and orchestra of the Young Stuttgart Bach Ensemble (JSB Ensemble). The orchestra will play for the first time on Baroque instruments.


The masterclasses are aimed at prospective professional singers.

Application Deadline:
Friday, 16 November, 2018

Live Auditions in Stuttgart:
Tuesday, 27 and Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

digital Application:
Recording on CD or as an mp3 file, which can be uploaded to a file server, e.g. Dropbox. We must receive this by 16 November, 2018. Please do not send us video files.

Two arias and a recitative preferably from the course programme.

There is the possibility of registering for two tutors, subject to the number of places per course. In the event of an imbalance we reserve the right to allocate the participants to one tutor, after consultation with them.

The selection of participants will be made by 07 December 2018. The singers accepted on the course will perform the solo parts in the concerts with the JSB Ensemble.

Registration fee: € 50
All other costs for the active participants (trips, overnight stays with breakfast) will be paid for by the Bachakademie. In Ochsenhausen the accommodation is in double rooms, in Stuttgart in single rooms.

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


Georg Philipp Telemann
Johannes-Passion TWV 5:30
»Ein Lämmlein geht und trägt die Schuld«

Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 61
Georg Philipp Telemann Cantata TVWV 1:1178
»Nun komm der Heiden Heiland«

Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 24
Georg Philipp Telemann Cantata TVWV 1:434
»Ein ungefärbt Gemüte«

Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 192
Georg Philipp Telemann Cantata TVWV 1:1166
»Nun danket alle Gott«

Georg Philipp Telemann
Cantata TVWV 1:634 [olim BWV 218]
»Gott der Hoffnung erfülle euch«

Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata BWV 18
Georg Philipp Telemann Cantata TWV 1:630
»Gleich wie der Regen und Schnee vom Himmel fällt«

Pitch a = 415 Hz


Courses and rehearsals
Thu 07.03.2019
Arrival at the Landesakademie Ochsenhausen
Fri 08.03. to Tue 12.03.2019
course and rehearsals with lecturers
Tue 12.03.2019
Public dress rehearsal in Ochsenhausen
(Programms to be announced)
Wed 13.03. to Tue 20.03.2019
Transfer to Stuttgart / continuation of
public rehearsals & masterclasses

Concerts in Stuttgart
as part of the Bachwoche 2019
Thu 14.03.2019, 19:00
Opening concert of the Bach Week 2019
with Telemann, Johannes-Passion TWV 5:30
Sat 16.03.2019, 19:00
Workshop concert 1 | Hans-Christoph Rademann
Sun 17.03.2019, 19:00
Workshop concert 2 | Hans-Christoph Rademann
Mon 18.03.2019, 19:00
Workshop concert 3 | Jos van Veldhoven
Tue 19.03.2019, 19:00
Workshop concert 4 | Jos van Veldhoven
Wed 20.03.2019, 19:00
Final concert | Jos van Veldhoven and
Hans-Christoph Rademann
Thu 21.03.2019
Participants travel home


Emma Kirkby (Foto: Eric Richmond)

Emma Kirkby (08.–15.03.2019)
English soprano and one of the world's most renowned Renaissance and Baroque music specialists | She has sung on over 100 recordings | serve as a model for many specialists in this repertory

Kai Wessel

Kai Wessel (08.–12.03. & 16./17.03.2019)
Professor of Singing and Historical Practice at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln | Lecturer at the University of the Arts Bern | one of the leading specialists of baroque vocal music

James Gilchrist (Foto: Opera omnia)

James Gilchrist (08.–12.03.2019)
British tenor specialising in recital and oratorio singing | choral scholar in the Choir of King's College, Cambridge. | began his working life as a doctor, turning to a full-time career in music in 1996.

Peter Kooij

Peter Kooij (08–19.03.2019)
Studies in Utrecht and Amsterdam | bass soloist in many concerts all over the world | Professor at the Tokyo University of fine Arts and Music, Royal Conservorium in Den Haag and since 2013 professor at the HfK Bremen

Jos van Veldhoven (Foto hs)

Jos van Veldhoven
Ensemble Conducting

Studies in Den Haag | Artistic Director of the Netherlands Bach Society | Director of the Utrechts Barok Consort | Concert tours throughout Europe, the USA and Japan

Hans-Christoph Rademann (Foto hs)

Hans-Christoph Rademann
Artistic Director

Director of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart | Artistic Director of the Gaechinger Cantorey | Chief conductor of the Dresdner Kammerchor | Professor of Choral Conducting at the Musikhochschule Dresden



Philipp Unger
70178 Stuttgart
0711 / 619 21-42


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