May 3-5th, 2019
Madelyn Renée & John Ramster
Kelvin Lim, piano
A rare opportunity to work with the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti’s protegé, the internationally renowned soprano Madelyn Renée and the esteemed author, director , teacher John Ramster. On the piano, conductor and vocal coach, Kelvin Lim.
Madelyn will be coming from Milan
To do an intensive weekend with selected singers on ITALIAN REPERTOIRE. She will be joined by the prominent director, teacher and writer JOHN RAMSTER, who together through masterclasses and workshops will explore “Dramatic Expression” in singing.
Kelvin has been Vocal Coach and Co-Director of Postgraduate Opera at Trinity Laban Conservatoire since 2008, and has coached for the Jette Parker Young Artists ROH & was Senior Coach and Course Director of Morley College Opera Course. Kelvin has gained recognition as vocal coach particularly in the Wagner repertoire, having been accompanist for the Wagner Society & Mastersingers for over a decade, and a recipient of the Bayreuth Bursary Prize.
Madelyn Renée, soprano £295 - Student Investment
John Ramster, director
Kelvin Lim, piano
Venue Friday May 3rd: 6-9pm Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Venue Saturday May 4th: 10am- 5:30pm National Opera Studio
Venue Sunday May 5th: 10:00-5:00pm National Opera Studio
Friday Evening: Orientation. Meet Madelyn. Sing to her!
The evening begins with a big welcome to London’s prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama from Theresa Goble, Founder of Vox Integra, and Madeyn Renée, internationally renowned soprano. Some general information about the course will be discussed. Madelyn will make some introductory remarks about her work and life as a singer. All participants will then have the opportunity to sing the piece(s) they will be bringing to the workshop. This evening is all about getting to know each other and breaking the ice for the intensive weekend workshop.
Saturday: Workshop and Masterclasses
10am-1pm: Small group masterclasses with Madelyn
10am-1pm: Small group workshops with John Ramster
2-5:30pm: Work from morning continued in a JOINT MASTERCLASS
10am-1pm: Private Masterclass Madelyn
2-5pm: PUBLIC MASTERCLASS Madelyn
The weekend course at the National Opera Studio will be conducted in small groups in order to receive maximum individual attention from Madelyn and John. Emphasis will be placed on realising dramatic expression through the voice by also integrating acting, gesture , body awareness and breath. Themes explored during the week end will be brought together in masterclasses on the Sunday. The masterclass on Sunday afternoon will be open to the public.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to work with two industry masters.
Madelyn Renée, hailed by one critic as a “deliciously dramatic soprano”, has sung on the world’s most prestigious opera stages, many times aside probably the most famous tenor of all time, Luciano Pavarotti.
John Ramster, award winning director, teacher and writer has worked on productions world wide including in Britain: London and Glyndebourne in Sussex; Bergen, Norway; Scotland; Turku, Finland;
Belgrade, Serbia; Portugal and many more. John is renowned for drawing strongly vivid performances from his casts.
Participants will benefit enormously whilst receiving coaching from these two invaluable perspectives - Madelyn as an acclaimed performer with years of first-hand experience and John as a skilled and
esteemed director and hands-on master teacher.
Participants can expect to receive invaluable, personal feedback and information about their singing, and their impact as performers. This is a rare chance to learn from individuals who are not only considered experts in their field, but are highly adept at imparting their knowledge, tips and know-how.
Participants in our courses have often stated that Vox Integra workshops are inspiring, life-changing, amazing, supportive and invaluable. This is because Vox aims to bring you the highest level of instruction, with the greatest degree of support and safety. This unique combination of top level training and coaching, in a nurturing and encouraging atmosphere is the magic formula that always brings out the best in every single participant. Vox is constantly on the look-out for interesting tutors, directors, accompanists and artists that are not only experts in their field, but that are capable of imparting their knowledge in a skilled and professional manner to you. This May workshop is a perfect example of the coming together of two outstanding industry professionals to create a completely unique learning experience.
Our singers come first. We hire our tutors according to who we believe will have the greatest impact on you, our participants.
*Our goal is to bring your singing performance to the next level.*
*Our goal is to help you find and develop your most authentic and natural voice.*
*Our goal is to help you grow and succeed - whether it’s in your next audition, your next role, or in your next singing lesson.*
When you succeed, we succeed and celebrate with you.
We cannot wait to see you in London in May! Join us!