Master class

Master Class with Thomas Hampson

2013 Manhattan School of Music

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Thomas Hampson — Baritone

Kurt Kanazawa — Baritone

Mingjie Lei — Tenor

Gina Perregrino — Mezzo-soprano

Margrethe Friedheim — Soprano

Brett Klaus — Pianist

Amanda Hall — Pianist

Saundra Schiller — Pianist

Kira Whiting — Pianist

Program notes

American baritone Thomas Hampson presents his 2013 masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music’s Greenfield Hall in New York City. He works with baritone Kurt Kanazawa, tenor Mingjie Lei, mezzo-soprano Gina Perregrino, and soprano Margrethe Friedheim on music by Debussy, Bernstein, Schubert, Mozart, Rossini, Mahler, Strauss, and Schumann.

Legendary American baritone Thomas Hampson first gave a masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in 2007. Since then, the brilliant artist and dedicated music educator has become a fixture at this elite American music conservatory, giving annual masterclasses and serving as a member of the MSM’s Board of Trustees. Here presents the last five of those masterclasses, from 2013 through 2017. In each masterclass, Hampson’s experience as a teacher—notably under the auspices of his ground-breaking Hampsong Foundation—shows in his work with talented young singers (MSM bachelors, masters, and doctoral students) on various aspects of their craft, from musical expression to vocal technique to stage presence. Join them on this journey into the heart of the musical art!

Photo: Thomas Hampson with baritone Kurt Kanazawa in the 2013 masterclass at the Manhattan School of Music in Greenfield Hall.

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