Eleventh NEUE STIMMEN Master Class concludes with gala concert
Thirteen young opera singers from twelve nations took to the stage on Saturday evening for the concert concluding the 2016 NEUE STIMMEN Master Class. The performers had spent the previous week working intensively with internationally renowned instructors on their vocal technique, stage presence and personal development.
The festive concert, held in the foyer of the Bertelsmann Stiftung, was preceded by a busy week: Under the artistic directorship of Maestro Gustav Kuhn, a team of experienced artists and instructors worked with the up-and-coming singers on their artistic abilities, while also providing advice on topics such as self-management and career planning.
The goal of NEUE STIMMEN is to provide ongoing support for young opera singers. This year, for the first time, viewers from around the world were able to experience how the master class achieves that goal, since four sessions were streamed online. Anyone who would like to take a look at this engaging event can still do so here: Roberto Scandiuzzi (bass), John Norris (movement coach), Boris Orlob (agent and career coach) Michelle Breedt (mezzo-soprano)
NEUE STIMMEN 2016 participants
This year’s participants were: Derya Belevi (soprano, Turkey), Ornella-Elisa Berthelon (soprano, Mexico), Dashuai Chen (tenor, China), Anna Dowsley (mezzo-soprano, Australia), Tamuna Gochashvili (soprano, Georgia), Khanyiso Gwenxane (tenor, South Africa), Adam Kutny (baritone, Poland), Emily Nakagawa (lyric soprano, Japan), Kseniia Nikolaieva (mezzo-soprano, Ukraine), Georgios Papadimitriou (bass-baritone, Greece), Erik Rousi (bass, Finland), Clara Corinna Scheuerle (mezzo-soprano, Germany) and Chen Wang (soprano, China). Additional information about the singers, including photos, is available atneue-stimmen.de and onInstagram, Facebook and Twitter.
The NEUE STIMMEN International Master Class is an independent project designed to promote the careers of young opera singers, augmenting the singing competition of the same name. During the competition, the jury recommends participants for the subsequent master class. This makes it possible to give in-depth, targeted assistance every two years to particularly promising talents, thereby helping them prepare for the demands of a life as a professional singer. The goal of all NEUE STIMMEN activities is to provide individualized, ongoing support to young singers as they begin their careers.