ABOUT INSTITUTE STIMMKUNST
The dramatic soprano Vera Wenkert founded the international Institute StimmKunst (the Art of the Voice) in 2012 as a centre of excellence for professional singers, actors and students.
Based in Zurich, Vera Wenkert offers individual lessons, masterclasses, seminars and lectures as well as help for vocal problems. Institute StimmKunst offers complete artistic training through goal-oriented lessons which a focus on technique, musical interpretation, acting as well as career coaching. Institute StimmKunst fully prepares singers for auditions, stage work and the next steps in their careers.
Vera Wenkert’s students are engaged at international opera houses such as the Zurich Opera House, the Basel Theatre, the Grand Théâtre de Genève, the Opéra de Marseille, the Residenztheater Berlin, the Nationaltheater Mannheim and the Staatstheater Mainz.
Working with the voice is always connected to a person's own work on him- or herself and on his or her being.
Singers in particular are often subject to much pressure in their daily professional lives and this can take a toll on the voice. Too many performances and the pressure related to peformance, few rehearsals and little time, the get the role to "sing on the voice", can all have adverse reactions on the voice. In addition, there are also air-conditioned rooms, trains, airplanes etc. with which we have to deal.
“Many years of personal experience as an opera singer, intense observing and studying the function of the voice, form the basis of my respectful work with people. From this, I have learnt that every voice is just as different as every individual. The functional exercises must therefore be individually tailored for a particular singer. Successful work on the voice incorporates a trustworthy atmosphere with a conscious responsability in order for the voice to bloom into its full potential.
The Swedish-Italian School of Singing, the tradition that I teach, meets this demand.”
You can find more detailed information here: www.vera-wenkert.de