The baritone Thomas Quasthoff has been heralded by the press as 'one of the great singers of our time and certainly one of the most remarkable of any time' ( Los Angeles Times). He was born in Hildesheim , Germany in 1959 and began his musical studies in Hanover in 1972, studying singing with Charlottte Lehmann. Renowned for his singing of lieder and oratorios , he has worked with the most prestigious houses and festivals. He is a much sough-after teacher and is professor of Music at the Hans Eisler School for Music in Berlin. For several years he has taught at the Verbier Festival Academy.
In this masterclass, he works with five students on songs and arias by Mozart, Schubert and Wagner.