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Residential Mastercourse

"A sensational week: a wonderful opportunity for talented young musicians to immerse themselves in the world of song"
Sarah Walker CBE

About

The Mastercourse reflects Oxford Lieder’s commitment to cultivating the next generation of song performers. The course offers students the chance to immerse themselves completely in song, working with leading professionals in a welcoming, supportive environment, and attending concerts given by world-class artists.

We are delighted to welcome Wolfgang Holzmair, renowned as one of the great baritones of our time, and a highly-regarded teacher, to lead the week-long course during the 2018 Festival. He will be joined by guest tutors Eugene Asti, Véronique Gens, Susan Manoff, and Roger Vignoles.

Applications for the 2018 course are now open, with a deadline of Monday 30 July. An information pack and application form can be downloaded below. Please contact [email protected] for any further information.

Mastercourse information pack

Download mastercourse application form

Participant Comments

“The Mastercourse was such a special experience, and one that I will never forget. To spend time in beautiful Oxford, totally immersed in music-making, under the guidance of internationally renowned musicians, and then being able to experience stunning concert performances in the evenings – it was a dream week!”

“This has been one of the richest musical experiences of my life.”

“I cannot thank you all enough for this wonderful experience. To be in such a magical place as Oxford and to be touched by so many brilliant musical minds and teachers in such a short time is absolutely incredible. It has been an inspirational experience.”

Mastercourse - Principal Supporters:

  • The Radcliffe Trust
  • The Cecil King Memorial Foundation

Young Performers' Programme Supporters:

  • The Derrill Allatt Foundation
  • The Angus Allnatt Charitable Foundation
  • The Batchworth Trust
  • The Bernarr Rainbow Trust
  • The John S Cohen Foundation
  • The Kirby Laing Foundation
  • The Jean Meikle Music Trust
  • Mr & Mrs J A Pye's Charitable Settlement
  • The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust

Anyone interested in adding further support for the Mastercourse should contact Peter Burrows at [email protected].