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Dominik Wörner


Bach's arias

The course is intended for all voices and covers the German-language repertoire of the 18th century in general, with a special focus on the arias of Johann Sebastian Bach. The repertoire list provided can serve as a guide. In addition to targeted individual work on technique and interpretation, the aim is to study and present selected arias together with the participants of the instrumental courses.

As the number of places for the course is limited, a pre-selection will be made on the basis of video material containing at least two arias of different genres. Please send videos to


Bass-baritone Dominik Wörner is considered one of the most sought-after and versatile singers of his generation. He studied sacred music, singing and musicology in Stuttgart, Freiburg, Bern and Zurich (soloist diplomas in organ and singing). His repertoire ranges from Renaissance to modern works. After winning first prize at the Leipzig Bach Competition in 2002, he embarked on an international career that took him to the most important concert halls in Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America (Amsterdam Concertgebouw, London Royal Albert Hall, New York Lincoln Center, Moscow Tchaikovsky Hall, São Paulo Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Sydney Opera House). He enjoys worldwide recognition for his interpretations of Bach (participation in three complete Bach recordings: Allofbach NL, Bachstiftung St. Gallen CH, Bach Collegium Japan JPN). He collaborates with the most famous conductors and ensembles of early music. His diverse skills are now documented by more than 100 CD and DVD productions of old and new music on various labels (Accent, Amati, Arcana, ARS, BIS, Capriccio, Carus, Coviello, CPO, Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Harmonia mundi, Harmonia mundi France , Hungaroton, K 617, JSB, Oehms, ORF, Passacaille, Pentatone, Ramée, Spektral, Unisono, ZigZag), including multiple award-winning recordings (BBC Music Magazine Choral Award, Diapason d'Or de l'Année, Echo-Klassik, German Record Critics' Annual Award), as well as television and radio broadcasts. He is particularly interested in romantic art song with fortepiano. Recordings on original period instruments are available (Schubert Winterreise & Schwanengesang; Brahms Schöne Magelone). He is artistic director of the German-Japanese Song Forum in Tokyo, co-founder of Seven Voices and artistic director of the concert series 'Kirchheimer Konzertwinter', which he founded in his native Palatinate. (

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