Donnerstag, 29. September 2016, 15h00 – 17h00
Freitag, 30. September, 14h00 – 16h00
aktive und passive Teilnahme möglich
Honig’s teaching engages primarily with matters of vocal technique and especially with the complete and efficient engagement of the whole instrument. Initially, she works towards unlocking the body’s natural breathing reflexes and extending those reflexes into the realm of vocal tone and musical phrasing. To that basis of ‘support’ Honig adds the other two major technical principles: the clear and undistorted pronunciation of text and the release – the constant and spontaneous liberation – of all elements of the vocal apparatus.
It is highly recommended to read about her ideas in the book ‘Der freie Ton: Ein Gespräch mit Margreet Honig über Atem und Stimme’ (in German), written by Gordana Crnkovic.
Active participants must have at least a bachelor’s diplom in classical singing. Some professional experience for example in an opera house could be an advantage.
Interested participants are kindly asked to send their cv (in English) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aktive Teilnahme nur nach Vorauswahl möglich. Interessenten senden ihren Lebenslauf (auf Englisch) per Mail an email@example.com.
Mindestanforderung zur aktiven Teilnahme ist ein Abschluss (Bachelor) in Klassischem Gesang. Einschlägige Berufserfahrung ist von Vorteil.
Die Kurssprache ist Englisch
Margreet Honig, Dutch soprano studied with Annie Hermes and Corrie Bijster at the Conservatory of Amsterdam (Conservatorium van Amsterdam). Then she went to the United States with Evelyne Lear for further studies and dedicated herself to the French repertoire in Paris under the guidance of Pierre Bernac. She gave many recitals with pianist Rudolf Jansen and has recorded with him and the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra (conducted by Kenneth Montgomery).
The last 30 years, she dedicated herself to pedagogical aspects of singing. She worked many years at the Rotterdam Conservatory and at the Sweelink Academy – Conservatorium van Amsterdam. She is regularly invited for masterclasses and interpretation courses in Europe and United States; among others she taught at the Conservatory’s of Zürich, Basel, Hamburg and Versailles, at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris, the Académie du Festival Aix en Provence, the Royal Academy of Arts in London and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philidelphia. She also works regularly at the opera studios of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich and the Latvian State Opera in Riga.
Many students from all around the world have found the way to famous stages with the help of Margreet Honig. She gained a worldwide reputation by being a vocal coach to many singers who are now following a great career.