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Thomas Hampson

Thomas Hampson, America’s foremost baritone, has received international honors and awards for his captivating artistry and cultural leadership. Lauded as a Metropolitan Opera Guild “Met Mastersinger” and inducted into both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Gramophone’s “Hall of Fame,” Hampson is one of the most respected and innovative musicians of our time. With an operatic repertoire of over 80 roles sung in all the major theaters of the world, his discography comprises more than 170 albums, which include multiple nominations and winners of the Grammy Award, Edison Award, and the Grand Prix du Disque. He received the 2009 Distinguished Artistic Leadership Award from the Atlantic Council in Washington, DC, and was appointed the New York Philharmonic’s first-ever Artist-in-Residence. In 2010, he was honored with a Living Legend Award by the Library of Congress, where he has served as Special Advisor to the Study and Performance of Music in America. Furthermore, he has received the famed Concertgebouw Prize.

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  • 03.04.2016 - Thomas Hampson - Heidelberg Lied Academy – live streamed classes & conversations

  • The annual Lied Academy once again brings acclaimed musicians and enthusiastic students and supporters to Heidelberg, creating a spectacular atmosphere in Heidelberg with the extraordinary music of German lieder. This year’s event, shaped by the artistic direction of Thomas Hampson, also features renowned artists Brigitte Fassbaender and Wolfram Rieger. The following events will be live streamed from this year’s Heidelberg Lied Academy. Enjoy highlights from the German art song repertoire from anywhere you’re at in the world! 

    Sun., April 3 — Live on the Hampsong Foundation’s LiveStream
    Opening Day
    2pm (CEST): Welcome with Thomas Hampson & Brigitte Fassbaender
    2:30pm: Master class with Brigitte Fassbaender
    4:30pm: Master class with Thomas Hampson

    Mon., April 4 — Live on the Hampsong Foundation’s LiveStream
    “In Focus: Richard Strauss”
    10am (CEST): Opening conversation with Thomas Hampson & Brigitte Fassbaender
    10:30am: Master class with Brigitte Fassbaender
    3pm: Master class with Brigitte Fassbaender

    Wed., April 6 — Live on
    “In Focus: The Perfect Balance”
    3pm (CEST): Master class with Thomas Hampson & Wolfram Rieger

    By programming in-depth conversations and educational events, the Academy strives to give young singers a breadth of tools and knowledge to enhance their artistry. The credo of the Lied Academy, which reflects Thomas Hampson’s belief in the unique impact of art song, is that singers should tell compelling stories through song, and express music in a more engaging manner through the stories.

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