Karola Theill was a real discovery , wrote Der Tagespiegel in praise of Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s accompanist following their Lieder recital in the Berlin Philharmonie.
As one of the few female pianists specializing in song interpretation, Karola Theill has made her name as a performer, teacher and university lecturer. She appears in concert throughout Germany (including the Berlin Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Wiesbaden International May Festival and Mosel Festival) and abroad – at the Vienna Musikverein and at the Paris Opéra-Bastille, as well as in Israel, the USA and China.
She has been the keyboard partner of singers including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Benjamin Bruns, Angela Denoke, Matthias Goerne, Klaus Häger, Thomas Mohr, Adrian Strooper, Silvia Weiss and Nadine Weissmann and is also a member of the ensembles flautopiano berlinand liedtrio.
Born in Cologne, Karola Theill was trained as a pianist at the music academies of Hamburg and Berlin. She attended song courses given by Aribert Reimann, and for several years was the accompanist for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau’s song-interpretation classes.
In 1987, she was awarded a fellowship to study at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. Another important artistic influence has been her close collaboration with the pianist Shoshana Cohen in Jerusalem.
Karola Theill teaches at the Hanns Eisler” Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, where she is an honorary professor, and conducts a song-interpretation class at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Rostock.
She gives regular masterclasses in song interpretation in Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart (Germany), at the Poznań Music Academy (Poland), at the Conservatorio di Musica in Castelfranco (Italy), at the Academy of Music and Dance in Jerusalem (Israel), at the University of California (USA) and at the ZheJiang Conservatory of Music in Hang Zhou (China).
Her activities are documented in radio recordings and on CD.
€250,- (individual singers and pianists)
Accommodation for five nights in a double room (breakfast incl.) in the academy villa:
A kitchen for self-catering is provided!
Rehearsal rooms with two grand and three upright pianos!
daily one solo lesson: possibilities to observe other participants’ instructions
March, 5, 5 p.m.
closing concert in the concert hall of the academy villa
participants of the masterclass
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