Christiane Iven | Vocals | August 22nd - 29th 2021 | Costs: 440 €

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In this course, students and also young professionals are welcome.
Only a maximum of 7-8 participants will be accepted and the unique feature is that all will receive a lesson of 45 minutes on each of the six days.
This intensive collaboration will include vocal topics and interpretation in the fields of lied, oratorio and opera.


Christiane Iven was an internationally renowned concert, lied and opera singer. 
Born in Hamburg, she studied in her hometown with Judith Beckmann and with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau in Berlin. She was a prize-winner at the German Music Competition as well as several international competitions.

She began her career as a mezzo-soprano and then switched to soprano. Among other things, she was for many years a member of the ensemble of the Staatsoper Stuttgart. There, and in a number of German and European opera houses, she sang roles such as Feldmarschallin (Rosenkavalier), Agathe (Freischütz), Didon (Les Troyens), Marie (Wozzeck), Kundry (Parsifal), Strauss’s Ariadne (title role), Elvira (Don Giovanni), Emilia Marty (Die Sache Makropulos), Sieglinde (Walküre) and Isolde (Tristan und Isolde).

She appeared in concerts with leading orchestras, including the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Concertgebouworkest Amsterdam, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Oslo Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, Ensemble Intercontemporaine and NDR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Marc Albrecht, Teodor Currentzis, Michael Gielen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Heinz Holliger, Manfred Honeck, Marco Letonja, Sir Neville Marriner, Matthias Pintscher, Helmut Rilling, Christian Zacharias and many others.

Another main focus in Christiane Iven`s artistic work were her lieder recitals with Burkhard Kehring, Igor Levit, Wolfram Rieger, András Schiff, Jan Philip Schulze among many others. She was a guest performer at important music festivals including the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Lucerne Festival, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival and the Schwetzinger SWR Festival. 

For her outstanding artistic achievements, Iven was awarded the Niedersächsischer Staatspreis (State Prize of Lower Saxony) and honored with the title of ‘Kämmersängerin’ by the state of Baden Württemberg.

From 2001–2007 Christiane Iven was a professor at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media. Since 2013, Iven holds a professorship for voice at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. She is a requested jury member at international singing competitions and gives numerous master classes, including at the Internationale Musikakademie für Solisten (IMAS), the Internationale Bachakademie in Stuttgart, the International Hugo-Wolf-Akademie and the Summer Academy of the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 

In addition, Christiane Iven works as a coach and consultant in the fields of music, theater and pedagogy.