These were the best three weeks of my life, hands down. Being immersed in Castiglione for the sole purpose of development is incredible. The masterclasses and coachings were phenomenal. I felt extremely supported and valued and I can't thank you all enough.
It was a pure blessing to be a part of Georg Solti Accademia. It was one of the best summers that I have had because of all the people, colleagues, and faculty, who supported each other with love. It was truly a life changing experience.
The faculty taught and encouraged us with so much compassion and understanding. I would like to say a big "thank you". I am so grateful that you believed in me and welcomed me to this Accademia!
“I can truly say there is no vocal seminar that has been more beneficial than the Georg Solti Accademia. There is no coach in this business with sharper ears, keener knowledge or more poignant musicianship than Jonathan Papp. There was not a single coaching I had that did not yield dramatic improvement in vocal color or stylistic choice. I am thankful every day to have experienced such detailed and brilliant musicianship.”
To study at the Georg Solti Accademia was life-changing. There was music, life, and spirit. Thanks to their incredible fellowship, what I learned at the Accademia is always with me in my career. I hope I can give to others what the Solti Accademia gave to me.
The Solti Accademia is fantastic. I am thrilled to now be a part of the Solti Accademia family. Right after the Accademia ended, I jumped into a production of Il Trovatore at the National Theatre in Mannheim. I want to say thank you to the Solti Accademia. I was so prepared to jump in because of everything that I learned at there.
“The Georg Solti Accademia has been one of the most beneficial things I have ever done. If I could do this once a year, I think I’d be the best singer I could be. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to learn in Castiglione and I will remember it my entire life.”
I am so grateful to the Solti Accademia for such a great opportunity to study “bel canto” music and style from outstanding professionals, all the while surrounded by wonderful colleagues. I will remember this incredible time for my whole life.
The one-to-one coachings with Jonathan Papp were excellent and it was so useful to be able to study the music in such minute detail and put into practise some of the things talked about with the guest teachers.
The Solti-Peretti Accademia was an outstanding experience where I could create connections and deeply immerse myself into the repetiteur's world. The professional team made this intensive course as smooth and pleasant as possible. The masterclasses offered by such a diverse and knowledgeable faculty helped me to build my skills both as a vocal coach and a human being. I value the respectful and humanized environment created during the Solti-Peretti Accademia. I am so grateful and lucky to meet such amazing people all in one place.
I think this course is a wonderful opportunity! It was wonderful to work with Jonathan Papp and to learn from his wisdom and experience. The chance of working with Bonynge was so unique that, for me, it may have been one the most moving musical experiences of my life.
Thank you for having me as a part of the Repetiteur Course! I was so inspired by the faculty on the program and their extraordinary artistry. I found the sessions on prompting and backstage conducting to be particularly useful, as these topics have never been discussed in my training thus far but are necessary.
It was a fantastic experience to observe how the faculties coach singers. Sharp ear, wide knowledge of music, singing and languages, their professionalism being teacher, psychologist, orchestra, conductor, pianist - I wish I could have more time to just watch them.
I’ve really enjoyed the overall experience and the singers were great. The course itself was more focused on the conducting part than I initially expected. However, that worked out really well for me as it forced me to be out of my comfort zone and I learned a lot and gained some confidence in that context. Also out of my comfort zone were score reading and transposition. I have avoided these for a long time and I feel good that I faced up to the challenge.
The highlight of the course for me was getting a chance to coach in front of Jonathan Papp and get his feedback. His encouragement and belief in my skills has given me a lot of confidence in that area as I move forward. I had a really fantastic time on the course - it was exactly what I needed.
“The Solti Repetiteurs’ Course was an amazing experience for me. All of our teachers were very dedicated to our lessons and were really interested in our individual needs. Apart from technical issues concerning piano playing, we could also learn about things like score preparation, the psychological approach to working with singers, and many other thing useful in our profession."