List of mas­ter­class­es I par­tic­i­pat­ed in:

Jard van Nes & Chanda VanderHart

2011 Schubert Stichting Masterclass – Amsterdam

Final Concert: Mahler and Schubert (

Chan­da Van­der­Hart par­tic­i­pat­ed with sopra­no Rebec­ca Nelsen for the Gus­tav Mahler course with mez­zo-sopra­no Jard van Nes and pianist David Selig and with sopra­no Sarah Kramer for the Franz Schu­bert course with bass-bari­ton Robert Holl and pianist Rudolf Jansen.

List of par­tic­i­pants:

  • Rebec­ca Nelsen, sopra­no and Chan­da Van­der­Hart, piano (USA)
  • Sarah Marie Kramer, sopra­no and Chan­da Van­der­Hart, piano (Cana­da / USA)
  • Niko­let­ta Bolya-Pap, sopra­no and Judith Csül­lög, piano (Hun­gary)
  • Son­ja Volten, sopra­no and Natasha Douma, piano (Nether­lands)
  • Karoli­na Hart­man, mez­zo-sopra­no and Yuri van Nieuwk­erk, piano (Nether­lands / Swe­den)
  • Pauline Leroy, mez­zo-sopra­no and Alexan­dre Grelot, piano (France)
  • Cari­na Vinke, alto and Eke Simons, piano (both Nether­lands)
  • Emilio Pons, tenor and Robert Bär­wald, piano (Mex­i­co / Ger­many)
  • Artur Rozek,baritone and Anas­ta­sia Levan­dovska­ia, piano (Poland)

Rebec­ca Nelsen, sopra­no: “Rarely does a singer feel as cared for and as respect­ed in a Mas­ter­class set­ting as I did this year as a par­tic­i­pant of the Schu­bert and Mahler Mas­ter­class. The atten­tion to detail and painstak­ing prepa­ra­tion that went into the course before the par­tic­i­pants even arrived was evi­dent on the first day at our wel­come lunch – we were pre­sent­ed with wel­come pack­ets, fed a love­ly lunch and giv­en the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get to know our new men­tors: Jard van Nes, David Selig, Robert Holl and Rudolf Jansen.” ■

Chan­da Van­der­Hart, pianist: “Thank you so much for the oppor­tu­ni­ty to work and per­form in the Mahler and Schu­bert Mas­ter­class this past April. There was such atten­tion to detail and to our needs tak­en, mak­ing it a joy to come and par­tic­i­pate. The venue is beau­ti­ful, the audi­ence appre­cia­tive, the teach­ers con­struc­tive, and the host fam­i­ly accom­mo­da­tions pala­tial. I could not have asked for a bet­ter envi­ron­ment to explore Schu­bert and Mahler Lieder, and feel lucky to have been select­ed to take part. Thank you for a won­der­ful week.” ■

Nieuws­brief 2011 — Dutch newslet­ter of the Mas­ter­class

Participants to Ann Murray course gathered for dinner

Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme

Ann Murray on English Song (12-18 June 2010)

Mez­zo-sopra­no Ann Mur­ray has had a glit­ter­ing career on the opera and con­cert stages of the world, and has brought to life the heroes and hero­ines of Han­del, Mozart and Strauss. She is also a renowned inter­preter of a wide-range of song, and close­ly asso­ci­at­ed with Britten’s beau­ti­ful song cycles for mez­zo.

Chan­da par­tic­i­pat­ed to the course with Cana­di­an sopra­no Vanes­sa Lanch and Amer­i­can bari­tone Bryan Ben­ner.


Roger Vignoles on Strauss and Wolf Lieder (2-10 September 2010)

Pianist Roger Vig­noles is one of the world’s great inter­preters of Lieder and here explores the mas­ter­pieces and less­er-known works of two great song com­posers, Hugo Wolf and Richard Strauss.

Chan­da par­tic­i­pat­ed to the course with sopra­no Lucia Cesa­roni, also among the par­tic­i­pants, her friend Ger­man Bass-Bari­tone and Pho­tog­ra­ph­er Max­i­m­il­ian Fuhrig.

Stimmen Festival Freistadt 2010

Roger Vig­noles is inter­na­tion­al­ly recog­nised as one of the fore­most piano accom­pa­nists of our time. In an out­stand­ing career he has part­nered a dis­tin­guished list of artists, includ­ing such singers as Sir Thomas Allen, Olaf Bär, Bar­bara Bon­ney, Susan Gra­ham, Thomas Hamp­son, Robert Holl, Wolf­gang Holz­mair, Dame Kiri te Kanawa, Elis­a­beth Soed­er­stroem and Sarah Walk­er.

His many record­ings have been high­ly praised, espe­cial­ly recent issues with Susan Gra­ham (Rey­nal­do Hahn) Bernar­da Fink (Schumann,Spanish Songs) Stephan Genz (Beethoven, Hugo Wolf) and Christo­pher Malt­man (Songs of Trav­el). He has also direct­ed high­ly-acclaimed Lieder series at both the Wig­more Hall and the Queen Eliz­a­beth Hall in Lon­don.

Roger Vig­noles is much in demand as a teacher. He has giv­en mas­ter­class­es and work­shops for singers and pianists in Ams­ter­dam, Barcelona, Copen­hagen, Helsin­ki, Stock­holm and Vien­na as well as in the USA, Cana­da and Japan, and at the Roy­al Col­lege of Music in Lon­don, where he is cur­rent­ly Prince Con­sort Pro­fes­sor of Accom­pa­ni­ment.

Cast of Sommer Lied Weinberg 2008 with Artistic Director Roger Vignoles

Sommer Lied Weinberg 2008

"Franz Schubert meets Francis Poulenc"

Inter­na­tion­al Work­shop for singers and pianists @ Schloss Wein­berg, Upper Aus­tria
Date: 5.–13. July 2008 — Artis­tic Direc­tor: Roger Vig­noles

Inau­gur­al con­cert: 6 July 2008, Schloss Wein­berg, Wolf­gang Holz­mair / Roger Vig­noles

Par­tic­i­pant con­certs: 11 July, Puchenau — 13 July, Gmunden

Wolfram Rieger
Chanda VanderHart and Austrian soprano Romana Beutel

Wolfram Rieger Barcelona Masterclass 2007

Chan­da Van­der­Hart and Aus­tri­an sopra­no Romana Beu­tel relax­ing in Barcelona after Wol­fram Rieger Mas­ter­class.

Songs for this Mas­ter­class were record­ed at the Kon­ser­va­to­ri­um Wien Uni­ver­si­ty.

Als Luisa die Briefe — W. A. Mozart / Romana Beu­tel, sopra­no & Chan­da Van­der­Hart, piano

Hans und Grete — Gus­tav Mahler / Romana Beu­tel, sopra­no & Chan­da Van­der­Hart, piano

Bei dir sind meine Gedanken — Johannes Brahms / Romana Beu­tel, sopra­no & Chan­da Van­der­Hart, piano

Sommer Lied Weinberg 2007

"Hugo Wolf meets Claude Debussy"

International Workshop for singers and pianists @ Schloss Weinberg, Upper Austria | 7.-15. July 2007
Artistic Direction: Roger Vignoles

The fourth Som­mer Lied Wein­berg mas­ter­class is ded­i­cat­ed to the songs of the con­tem­po­rary com­posers Hugo Wolf and Claude Debussy. While the beau­ti­ful land­scape of Upper Aus­tria is the per­fect back­drop for Wolf’s Morike songs, the course offers an oppor­tu­ni­ty to com­pare the approach of these two very dif­fer­ent com­posers, who both strong­ly believed in the impor­tance of the poet­ic text they based their work upon.”

Inaugural concert:  8 July 2007, Schloss Weinberg, Rittersaal - Adrian Eröd / Roger Vignoles
Participant concerts: 13 July 2007, Freistadt - 15 July 2007, Gmunden
Roger Vignoles gives advice to Chanda VanderHart at Sommer Lied Weinberg Masterclass

Sommer Lied Weinberg 2006

"Johannes Brahms meets Samuel Barber"

International Workshop for singers and pianists @ Schloss Weinberg, Upper Austria
Date: 8.-16. July 2006 | Artistic Director: Roger Vignoles

The third Som­mer Lied Wein­berg turns to the songs, duets and folk-songs of Johannes Brahms. In the pic­turesque sur­round­ings of the Upper Aus­tri­an land­scape, par­tic­i­pants will have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the par­tic­u­lar chal­lenges pre­sent­ed to both singers and pianists by these mas­ter­works, as well as enter­ing the less famil­iar ter­ri­to­ry of Samuel Bar­ber, per­haps the great­est Amer­i­can song-com­pos­er of the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry. Dai­ly mas­ter­class­es will cul­mi­nate in two pub­lic con­certs giv­en by the course par­tic­i­pants.” (Roger Vig­noles)

8 July 2004, Schloss Wein­berg, Michaela Selinger/Roger Vig­noles
J. Brahms: “Gip­sysongs” op.103; “Two songs for alto, vio­la and piano” op.91; Select­ed “Folk­songs”; Select­ed songs by H. Duparc and S. Bar­ber

15 July 2006, Lan­desmusikschule Schärd­ing
16 July 2006, Gmunden
Per­formed by par­tic­i­pants of „Som­mer Lied Wein­berg“

Sommer Lied Weinberg 2004

"Franz Schubert  meets Benjamin Britten"

Croa­t­ian mez­zo-sopra­no Rena­ta Pokupic and Chan­da Van­der­Hart attend­ed the first edi­tion of Som­mer Lied Wein­berg mas­ter­class series direct­ed by Roger Vig­noles. Record­ings from Schloss Wein­berg stu­dio: