Heidelberg Lied Academy

Artistic Director: Thomas Hampson

Part of the Heidelberger Frühling Festival

Watch Master Classes from 2022 live here!

June 13, 2022

Phidylé
Music: Henri Duparc
Text: Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle
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Beatriz Miranda, mezzo-soprano | JongSun Woo, piano

Sure on This Shining Night
Music: Samuel Barber
Text: James Agee
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Katrīna Paula Felsberga, soprano | Rebeka Stojkoska

Belsazar
Music: Franz Schubert
Text: Heinrich Heine
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Yuriy Hadzetskyy, baritone | Elitsa Desseva, piano

Wenn dein Mütterlein
Music: Gustav Mahler
Text: Friedrich Rückert
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Ekaterina Chayka-Rubinstein, mezzo-soprano | Rebeka Stojkoska, piano

June 12, 2022

Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen
Music: Johannes Brahms
Text: Georg Friedrich Daumer
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Giacomo Schmidt, baritone | Elitsa Desseva, piano

Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer
Music & Text: Gustav Mahler
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Zhuohan Sun, tenor | Teodora Oprisor, piano

Au pays où se fait la guerre
Music: Henri Duparc
Text: Pierre-Jules-Théophile Gautier
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Beatriz Miranda, mezzo-soprano | JongSun Woo, piano


Under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson, and with the contribution of such prominent artists – and fellow song enthusiasts – as Hartmutt Höll, Graham Johnson, Ian Bostridge, Brigitte Fassbaender, Thomas Quasthoff and Wolfram Rieger, among others, the Academy transforms the German city of Heidelberg into an international meeting point for the Lied (classic song) every spring. Young singers from around the world converge to study the art of Lieder performance.

Date:

2009 - Present

Partners:

Heidelberger Frühling Festival; Pierre Boulez Saal

Categories:

Lieder, Master Classes, Video,

#Need4Lied (April 6, 2020)

Bariton Thomas Hampson, künstlerischer Leiter der Lied Akademie des Heidelberger Frühling, spricht darüber, wieso das Lied auch in diesen Zeiten aktueller denn je ist und Trost spenden kann.

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Heidelberg Master Classes
(June 12-13, 2022)

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Heidelberg Master Classes
(March 21-23, 2019)

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Heidelberg Master Classes
(April 6-9, 2018)

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Heidelberg Master Classes
(March 30-April 5, 2017)

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Heidelberg Master Class
(April 6, 2016)

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Heidelberg Master Class
(March 29, 2015)

Lied Academy of the Heidelberger Frühling Festival & Pierre Boulez Saal (Berlin)

Continuing a new tradition, the Schubert Week returned to the Pierre Boulez Saal in January 2020. As in previous years, the program was curated by Thomas Hampson, who opened the festival in 2020 with a performance of Winterreise, Schubert’s most celebrated song cycle.

During the Schubert Week, young singers from the Festival Akademie of the Heidelberger Frühling are to be heard in a public workshop and several concerts in the Pierre Boulez Saal, under the tutelage of Thomas Hampson and colleagues. Hampson is the artistic mastermind behind the project. Select master classes and performances are broadcast live via Facebook every year.

Schubert Week Master Classes in Berlin

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Schubert Week in Berlin
(Jan. 24-30, 2022)

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Schubert Week in Berlin
(Jan. 18-24, 2021)

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Schubert Week in Berlin
(Jan. 17-18, 2020)

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Schubert Week in Berlin
(Jan. 25-26, 2019)

About the Heidelberg Lied Academy

The Heidelberg Lied Academy is part of the annual Heidelberger Frühling Festival.  Under the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson, and with the contribution of such prominent artists – and fellow song enthusiasts – as Ian Bostridge, Brigitte Fassbaender, Thomas Quasthoff and Wolfram Rieger, the Academy transforms the German city into an international meeting point for the Lied (classic song).  No city could make a more appropriate home for the Academy than Heidelberg, a place that epitomizes German Romanticism, the era that produced the greatest flowering of the art form.

Ranging well beyond the confines of the traditional master class, the Academy’s aim is to give young singers a variety of tools for well-informed text-based song interpretation. The credo of the Lied Academy, reflective of Hampson’s passionate belief in the uniquely expressive power of song, is that singers should tell stories, for only then can they really reach today’s audiences.   Thus, in addition to attending daily classes, the selected visiting fellows attend an array of workshops and lectures on the interpretation of poetry and the mysterious ways it is set to music.

“The model, idealistically speaking, is Tanglewood – the kind of American festival campus atmosphere with educational events and performances. It’s an oasis of a two week seminar for young singers who need to regroup and gather together everything they need to get at the heart of what songs are all about. Why are they written? Why are songs cultural identifiers, regardless of the culture or epoch they come from? This informing process enlivens the technical process. I do the bulk of the teaching, but Thomas Quasthoff is splitting the duties with me this year. Lieder professor, and one of my long-time collaborators, pianist Wolfram Rieger, will be teaching during the second week of the Academy as well. We also have a series of lectures by some of the most important German literature experts who know about music history as well. My friend Jens Malte Fischer, well known in America for his Mahler biography, heads the lectures series, which we work on together. It’s all very exciting stuff – and lots of fun. This is a passion of mine and it is very important to me.” ~ Thomas Hampson

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Heidelberger Frühling Website

Lied Akademie: April 3-8, 2020 [CANCELED]

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Heidelberger Frühling on YouTube

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Heidelberger Frühling

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