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Collaborative Pianist Program

Come and work with coaches who have worked at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and Frankfurt Opera with over 35 years of experience in their field!

The Collaborative Pianist come prepared to play for the audition training, scene study, master classes. Participants in the collaborative pianist program will have intense training with pianist, conductor Ted Ganger coach and advisor at the Augsburg Opera, Germany and Lorne Richstone, 25 years as a vocal coach with the Deutsche Oper Berlin. Participants will work on standard operatic repertoire for singers, how to follow a conductor, how to get a job in a German speaking opera house and more.

Course structure and information:

The course is structured so you will work 3 hours in the morning and 5 hours in the afternoon. 

Included in tuition fee:

  • Accommodation and 2 meals daily

  • German language classes ( A1 A2 )

  • Group lessons on standard operatic repertoire

  • Accompany all scene study assignments, arias, lied

  • Learn tips on how to prepare for a theatre audition or masters in Germany

  • Prepare one of the standard opera audition pieces for a workshop to be assigned

  • Accompany end of program concert and agent auditions

  • Participants will visit areas of cultural interest such as Salzburg and Neuschwanstein castle (optional)


Only three pianists are accepted to the program. Very good sight reading skills and experience playing opera is required. ​Please read requirements on the Register page.

Ted Ganger is one of the most experienced, passionate and fun teachers I have ever worked with. I was incredibly lucky to have met a mentor like him before my audition in Germany. In our first meeting I was already feeling hugely supported and very positive about his advice. He knew exactly what I needed to be successful in Germany. By the 4th lesson I had gained a lot of confidence and motivation to do well not only in my audition but also in my life as a pianist!  My audition was successful and I am very excited to be starting my Masters in Stuttgart.  2018 Rosa Kim - Korea

 Tuition fee: 3 week program

  $ 2,995 includes accommodation, breakfast and dinner.

The Bel Canto team will be happy to answer any of your questions.


The only vocal program in Munich.
Come and have an unforgettable experience!

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