Valentin Lanzrein, Voice Teacher
Baritone Valentin Lanzrein is an active performer, an ardent voice pedagogue and a distinctive scholar. His broad repertoire covers nine languages and all the classical styles ranging from the Renaissance to the avant-garde. His pedagogical expertise includes studio voice, lyric diction, voice pedagogy, solo vocal literature, and opera workshop. He is internationally sought after as a competition adjudicator, and he is an author with Oxford University Press.
Dr. Lanzrein holds degrees from the Konservatorium für Musik und Theater Bern (Switzerland), an Artist Diploma from Oberlin College, Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Juilliard School, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from State University of New York in Stony Brook in the USA. He has studied and participated in international master classes with Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier, Warren Jones, Richard Miller, W. Stephen Smith and Elisabth Glauser.
Dr. Lanzrein is the two-time recipient of the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize in Music awarded by the Association of Swiss Musicians (Switzerland) and has since toured Europe, Asia, and the U.S.A. His passion for the art song has led him to appearances at the Rheingau Musikfestival in Germany, the “Aimez Vous Brahms” Festival and the Verbier Festival in Switzerland, and in the Wednesday at One series at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York.
Recent appearances include Bach’s Magnificat as soloist with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the collaboration with the Ciompi Quartet in Barber’s Dover Beach, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella as soloist with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle and Bobby in Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiel at Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill.