Dr. Corradina Caporello
Guest Professor for Italian Diction and Repertoire
Corradina Caporello, born in Rome, received a B.A. from Columbia University, an M.A. from Queens College, and a M.Ph. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. She has taught Italian language and literature at Columbia University, John Jay College, Queens College, Hofstra University, and Long Island University. Dr. Caporello, a member of the Italian Honor Society, trained with Evelina Colorni. She has coached Italian operas in the United States, Canada, Italy, Israel, and China and has taught master classes in Taiwan, Japan, and Mexico, as well as in the United States. She has been a member of the Juilliard School faculty since 1984. Dr. Caporello joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 1995.
KS Brigitte Fassbaender
Guest Professor for German and Italian Opera
Legendary mezzo-soprano, Brigitte Fassbaender, debuted at the age of 21 at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, which led to an international career spanning four decades in all areas of classical music. Showered with awards and honors worldwide, Ms. Fassbaender has always had a big heart for the next generation of singers. She is an important mentor known for supporting the careers of young singers. After retiring from the singing stage, she has now become a much sought-after stage director and has also acted as General Director of the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck and the Artistic Director of the Richard Strauss Festival in Garmish-Partenkirchen. We are very happy that Ms. Fassbaender will teach at the IMA.
Guest Professor for Career Development
Matthew Horner is one of the most highly respected managers today. He is Vice President and Artist Manager at IMG Artists New York. Matthew Horner's many years of representing top artists make him ideally suited to advise our young artists, both in repertoire choices and in career development.
Guest Professor for Voice
Stephen King is the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Voice and Chair of Vocal Studies at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston. Additionally, he is Director of Vocal Instruction for the singers of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and is a member of the Artist Faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and Ravinia Festival’s Steans Music Institute. An internationally recognized teacher, Stephen King’s students sing on the major operatic and concert stages of the world, and he is sought out for his expertise in training singers.
Guest Professor of German Diction and Poetry
Stephan Loges regularly gives song recitals with pianists like Roger Vignoles, Malcolm Martineau, Eugene Asti und Graham Johnson, performs worldwide with renowned ensembles & orchestras and works with conductors like Richard Egarr, Robin Ticciati, John Eliot Gardiner und Vladimir Jurowski. On the operatic stage he has among other roles sung Wolfram/Tannhäuser und Papageno/Zauberflöte at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie Brussels as well as the Count in Strauss' Capriccio at the Edinburgh Festival. Stephan teaches German Song at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London.
Guest Professor of French Opera and Song
Guest Professor for Richard Strauss and Benjamin Britten
Malcolm Martineau is the renowned musical partner of singers such as Simon Keenlyside, Bryn Terfel and Susan Graham. He has played recitals in all the important venues from Wigmore Hall to Carnegie Hall. Malcolm Martineau gives master classes the world over, and is a faculty member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Guest Professor of Acting
Lauren Schiff is a faculty member at The Juilliard School and The Aspen Music Festival and School. She has also worked with the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Program. Ms. Schiff is an AMSAT Certified teacher of the Alexander Technique and has presented her work with musicians to Alexander Technique Teachers internationally, most recently at the International Congress for the Alexander Technique in Lugano, Switzerland, 2011.
Guest Professor for American Song
A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, pianist Craig Terry has launched an international career performing with some of the world’s leading singers and instrumentalists. Currently Mr. Terry is in his eighth season as Assistant Conductor at Lyric Opera of Chicago, and has recently been named Music Director of its Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Opera Center. Previously, he served as Assistant Conductor at the Metropolitan Opera after joining its Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Terry has performed with many esteemed singers.
Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Edith Wiens
Resident Professor for All Repertoire
After her long and illustrous career, Edith Wiens enjoys mentoring young singers. Many opera houses worldwide have engaged her students, who are equally at home in the concert world. She is a faculty member of the Juilliard School in New York. She also gives masterclasses regularly at the Young Ensembles of the opera houses in Dresden, Frankfurt and Munich, and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Prof. Wiens is the artistic director of the International Meistersinger Akademie, and during the entire residency, she will offer intensive training in interpretation, and vocal and artistic development.
The young and charasmatic conductor gave his debut with the Berlin Komische Oper, and immediately won a coveted German prize for this performance. Matthias Foremny has built strong relationships with the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Staatsoper Hamburg, and is the first guest conductor of the Leipzig opera. He also enjoys a prolific concert and recording career with orchestras in Finland, Poland and with many of the German radio orchestras. We are delighted that he is bringing his expertise to our young singers.
Tobias Truniger is the artistic director of the Young Ensemble of the Munich State Opera. His mastery of style and language in all repertoire has made him a beloved coach of many young professionals. Tobias Truniger has played recitals with Edith Wiens and Angelika Kirchschlager, and has toured the US with Stefan Loges, the winner of the Young Concert Artists Song Competition.
In high demand as a chamber musician and Lied accompanist, pianist Jonathan Ware has recently appeared in venues including Alice Tully Hall, The Ravinia Festival, Carnegie’s Weill Hall and Wigmore Hall. Jonathan Ware has given recitals internationally and was awarded the prestigious Pianist's Prize at the 2011 Wigmore Hall Song Competition.