In this very select Masterclass presented by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai,
renowned baritone Benjamin Appl will offer training to six handpicked singers interested in
classical music, especially in German art song. Benjamin will work with each participant on
enunciation, stage presence, and vocal technique. This masterclass will take place in
collaboration with the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai.
Monday, 13 February, 2018
Students of Western classical music, professional/trained singers in India. (Please
note, those selected will be asked to prepare and present 1 or 2 art songs with piano
A 50-word biography
Audio recording of one song (preferably a German Lied)
The Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan Mumbai will award two travel grants to successful
candidates outside of Mumbai. The travel grant will cover a round-trip flight ticket to and from
Mumbai and local travel.
About Benjamin Appl
Described as ‘the current front-runner in the new generation of Lieder singers’ (Gramophone
Magazine, UK), Benjamin Appl is celebrated by audiences and critics in recital, concerts and
opera. He is member of the BBC New Generation Artist scheme (2014 – 2016) and is an ECHO
Rising Star artist for the 2015/16 season, appearing in recital at major European venues
including the Barbican Centre London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Wiener Konzerthaus,
Philharmonie Paris and Cologne and the Laeiszhalle Hamburg. The Wigmore Hall London have
named him a Wigmore Hall Emerging Artist (2015/16).
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