Musikfest-Academy 2017

August 29 – September 06, 2017

The »Musikfest-Academy« offers master-classes, panel discussions and public rehearsals combined with the unique atmosphere of the »Musikfest Stuttgart«. Young musicians from all over the world form the »Young Stuttgart Bach-Ensemble« (JSB-Ensemble) under the direction of Hans-Christoph Rademann. The ensemble will rehearse and perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s »St John Passion«, in the rarely played second version of 1725 as well as the Bach cantata »Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben«. The JSB Ensemble will also perform two Bach cantatas conducted by the founder of the Bachakademie, Helmuth Rilling. Furthermore there is a choral concert (1.9.), an orchestral matinee (2.9.) and an open stage event (3.9.) at the Hospitalhof.


The Studium-Generale-Pass grants unlimited access to all public rehearsals of the JSB-Ensemble, the master classes, all »Klangateliers« (until 6 Sept.) and the Matinée on September 2nd. In addition you receive Tickets for the »Werkstattkonzerte« and the opening concert. The Studium-Generale-Pass costs 60 €. Tickets for the concerts »Unternehmen Musik II« on 4 Sept. and »Sichten auf Bach IV« (»Views on Bach« IV) on 6 Sept. with the JSB-Ensemble are available for 33 € in total.

Studium-Generale-Phone: +49 711 / 61921-61


Sabine Layer (photo: Holger Schneider)

Just do it and sing along! Music enthusiasts are welcome to join the choir of the »Musikfest Stuttgart«, led by Sabine Layer, which will perform a programme in »Stuttgart singt« on September 2nd. Rehearsals take place from 28 August to 01 September (9.30h – 11.00h).

Musikfest-Choir-Phone: +49 711 / 61921-14

Program & Schedule


Hans-Christoph Rademann (photo hs)

Hans-Christoph Rademann | Conductor
(Artistic Director)

Director of the Bachakademie. Chief Conductor of the Dresdner Kammerchor. Professor of Choral Conducting at the Musikhochschule Dresden. One of the leading international choral conductors.

Helmuth Rilling (photo hs)

Helmuth Rilling | Conductor

Founder of the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart. Co-founder of the Oregon Bach Festival. Gives concerts with renowned chamber- and symphony orchestras as well as choirs all over the world.

Dorothee Mields (photo: Annelies van der Vegt)

Dorothee Mields
(Masterclass 28.08.–03.09.)
One of the leading interpreters of music of the 17th and 18th century and works of contemporary composers such as Beat Furrer, Gérard Grisey, Hans Werner Henze and Pierre Boulez. From the 2016/17 season singing teacher at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag.

Andreas Scholl (photo: Eric Larraydieu)

Andreas Scholl
(Masterclass 28.08.–03.09.)

Began his musical training with the Kiedricher choirboys. Musical training at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis with Richard Levitt and René Jacobs. Now employed as a tutor at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz.

Jörg Dürmüller

Jörg Dürmüller
(Masterclass 22.–27.08.)

Studied violin and singing in Winterthur, continued vocal studies with Naan Pöld and Hans Kagel in Hamburg. In addition to his frequent concert performances, he is also active as an opera singer. Has been a professor of singing at the Academy for Music in Lausanne/Fribourg since 2010.

Peter Harvey (photo: Kim Hardy)

Peter Harvey
(Masterclass 22.–27.08.)

First studied French and German in Oxford before he decided upon vocal studies at the Guildhall School of Music. Produced over 100 award-winning recordings. Founded and manages the Magdalena Consort, which mainly concentrates on Bach’s vocal pieces. Visiting professor at the Royal College of Music London.

Jos van Veldhoven (photo: Annelies van der Vegt)

Jos van Veldhoven | Basso continuo
(Masterclass 01.–03.09.)
Studied musicology in Utrecht and choral & orchestral conducting in Den Haag. Since 1983 associated with the Dutch Bach Society as a conductor and artistic director. Teaches at the Amsterdam Conservatory and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag.

Kathy Romey

Kathy Romey | Choir

Choral director at the University of Minnesota. Artistic director of the 200-voice-symphonicchorus The Minnesota Chorale. Regular lecturer at the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart.

Xenia Löffler (photo: Daniel Maria Deuter)

Xenia Löffler | Oboe

Soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Principal oboist of the »Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin«. Teaches classes in historic oboe at the University of the Arts Bremen and the Berlin University of the Arts.

Stephan Mai (photo: Xenia Löffler)

Stephan Mai | Violin

Leader of the »Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin«. Honorary Professor for Historical Performance Practice on modern instruments and professor of Baroque violin and Baroque viola at the Hochschule für Musik »Franz Liszt« Weimar. Teaches at the Hochschulen in and Berlin.

Jan Freiheit (photo: Thomas Kost)

Jan Freiheit | Violoncello

Principal cellist of the »Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin«. Teacher at the youth Baroque orchestra »Bachs Erben«. Professor of Baroque cello and basso continuo practice for lower string instruments at the University of the Arts Berlin. Professor of Baroque cello at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Leipzig.



Studium generale
Eva Suhr
0711 / 619 21-61


Susanne Timmer
0711 / 619 21-14