Organizer Alheydis Schneider (40474 Düsseldorf, Germany)
invites you to

Renaissance and Baroque Music

Dame Emma Kirkby (Voice)
Sam Chapman (Lute, Theorbo)

Friday, September 14 – Monday, September 17

We look forward to receiving applications from students – singers, lutenists and duos (voice and lute).

Teachers and students will perform together in a final concert on 17th September in Sabbioneta’s Teatro all‘ Antica, built around 1560.

Application deadline September 7, 2018


Singers, please include an MP3 audio file with your application, to be sent to

Facebook: Sabbioneta Masterclass 2018


Course fees EUR 400 (including tuition, accommodation in Sabbioneta (Palazzo Forti) and all meals)

Airports: Bologna, Verona, Milano-Malpensa, Bergamo
Train: Parma


Emma Kirkby DBE studied Classics and sang with the Schola Cantorum at Oxford. She encountered early on her special relationship with polyphony and Renaissance music and instruments. She has long lasting partnerships in Britain and abroad, with ensembles, individual players, and record companies that share her way of music-making that values ensemble, clarity and stillness above volume and display. She is a passionate teacher in numerous workshop and masterclasses and is delighted to see a new generation of singers and players bringing their skills to the endeavour.

FOTO: © Susanna Drescher 2012

Sam Chapman studied at the Royal Academy of Music (London) and was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships. At the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis he was repetiteur for lute for six years and has performed with many of Europe’s leading Early Music ensembles. He is director of the mixed consort The Queen’s Revels. His musical interests are not confined to early music; he collaborates with contemporary composers, with jazz singers and engages with traditional music from the British Isles.

Sponsored by Förderverein Junge Sänger und Musiker e.V. Düsseldorf, Germany