The inaugural WAAPA International Art Song Festival will be held from 13 - 20 July 2014 at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts in Perth, Western Australia.
The Festival aims to promote and enhance the training and performance of art song in Australia to the highest standards of excellence.
Festival Master Teacher
The Master Teacher for the inaugural WAAPA International Art Song Festival will be renowned accompanist and coach, Dr. Graham Johnson. One of the foremost accompanists of our day, Graham Johnson is internationally acclaimed for his performances and recordings of art song repertoire, as well as for his scholarship.
Dr. Johnson will host the Art Song Master Class Series, conducting daily master classes on the Lieder of Franz Schubert. He will also share his immense knowledge and experience of the art of song as special guest at a Q&A session for teachers and observers.
Associate Master Teacher
The Associate Master Teacher for the 2014 Festival will be international voice teacher, Deborah Birnbaum. Ms Birnbaum is an internationally established teacher and performer, with expertise in the area of breath management for singers. Ms Birnbaum will run the Vocal Arts Master Classes Series, as well as a workshop for teachers and coaches.