The tenor Martin Petzold received his first musical training as a member of the St. Thomas Boys Choir in his hometown of Leipzig. He went on to study at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory of Music and Theater.
Since 1986 he has been a fixed member of the ensemble of the Leipzig Opera, where he has performed over 80 roles to great acclaim. In addition to his work in the opera, Martin Petzold maintains a close working relationship with the St. Thomas Boys Choir and the Gewandhaus Orchestra. Numerous concert performances have led him throughout Europe, the USA, to Israel, Japan, Korea, China and Central and South America. His interpretations of the works of Johann Sebastian Bach, in particular, have not only received worldwide recognition but have served as the focal point of his music making. The opera, oratorio and concert singer has a wide repertoire that includes the works of composers spanning all musical genres. Martin Petzold has been greatly influenced by his engagements with such renowned conductors as Georg Christoph Biller, Riccardo Chailly, Enoch zu Guttenberg, Ton Koopman, Kurt Masur, Yehudi Menuhin, Kent Nagano, Helmuth Rilling, Ulf Schirmer, and Peter Schreier among others. He is a much welcomed guest at many European opera houses including the Opera Theatre in Basel. In addition, he has performed at the Semper Opera in Dresden, the Hamburg State Opera, Opera Messina Sicily, Royal Opera House Lisbon, Royal Opera Madrid, and for many years at the Stuttgart State Opera. As a concert singer as well as recitalist, he has made lasting impressions in the world’s music centers including in Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, the Berlin Philharmonic, Cologne Philharmonic, Stuttgart Liederhalle, Gasteig Munich, Hamburg Laeiszhalle, Tonhalle Zurich, Vienna Musikverein, Teatro Communale di Bologna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Palau Musica Catalana in Barcelona, at the Edinburgh Festival Theater, as well as in Milan, Rome, Seoul, New York, Chicago, Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Porto Alegre, and San Jose in Costa Rica among many others.
Accommodation for four 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
May, 6, 7 p.m.
closing concert: concert hall of the academy villa
participants of the masterclass
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