4th Monteverdi-Madrigal-Week 2022

S. Agnese - Gesuati, Venice  

Sunday, 17.7.2022 til Friday 22.7.2022 Choirs - Ensembles - Masterclass

Again in 2022 it will be possible to be part of this wonderful opportunity:

from July 17th to 22nd 2022

The main emphasis will be on Monteverdis 4rd Book of Madrigals,  and the course will finish with a concert. 

The Monteverdi Madrigal Week is aimed at experienced (choir) singers and choral singers who would like to spend a week studying representative vocal works of Monteverdi and his contemporaries in the unique atmosphere of Venice.

'The week was simply wonderful! Great teachers, beautiful music, picturesque location ... couldn’t have been better. A great experience! I highly recommend this course to others!' (Katrin Koberling, Berlin)

Students should have basic sight-reading skills. The music/scores will be sent in advance, so students can prepare for the course.

There will be a final concert at the end of the course.

In addition to full choir, the course also consists of ensemble singing. The masterclass can be attended by professional singers.

Participation is limited to 20 singers.

Course fee 480 €, students 380€ - accommodation not included - it must be organized by the participants themselves. Early bird 380€ (Students 280€) until 31st January 2022 (the date of payment, not of registration)

'It was a wonderful week, and if everything works out, I’ll be back next year. What a great idea to sing Monteverdi’s music in the city where it was born. I was thrilled about your workshop.' (Dagmar Ziegner, Königswinter)

Location of the course:

Istituto Cavanis Venezia

Dorsoduro 898
Rio Terà Foscarini
30123 - Venezia


Hannes Fromhund (Krems, Austria) organsation, choir, Voice technique

Organ and Harpsichord studies at the Mozarteum and the University of Music in Vienna. Studies Choral and Ensemble conducting, course for breathing, voice and movement education. Voice technique at the CVI (Complete Vocal technique Institut) in Copenhagen.

Teaching activities at different courses. (Organ, Harpsichord, baroque chamber music, vocal formation and voice hygiene). Founder and director of the choirs 'Cantus Vivendi' (Langenlois, Austria), and the 'Childrens Choir Krems'

International concerts as a soloist and in ensembles. In recent years working as a voice technician in many cities of Austria and Germany (Vienna, Graz, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg and many more)

Kathrine Brandt (Copenhagen, Denmark) ensemble, baroque singing

Kathrine Brandt studied baroque singing and early music performance at the 'Academy für Alte Musik Bremen' (Germany) with Harry von der Kamp.

After graduating in 1997 she continued a postgraduate student of early music at the Civica Scuola di Musica di Milano with Cristina Miatello, Roberto Gini and Pedro Memelsdorff.

She sings music from the late Middle ages, Renaissance and Baroque and also plays Viol. She has performed, both as a soloist and a member of various early music groups in Copenhagen, Milan, Utrecht, Vilnius and Vienna.

Lissandro Abadie (Buenos Aires, Argentina) Bass-Baritone, Masterclass

'It is a lot of fun to work with you on the madrigals! You are a great team and you transfer your enthusiasm to the group. The Madrigal Week is a great experience - a wonderful interplay of the unique atmosphere of Venice, the great music of Monteverdi and the good mood of the group during the rehearsals - and also outside the rehearsals.' (Britta Heiermann, Rommerskirchen)