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Stefan Berghammer studied piano pedagogics, trombone, vocal pedagogics and secondary school music teaching, gaining a first-class honours degree at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg. 
 
In 1998 he received a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London. 
 
He has since studied with Prof. Albert Hartinger, Karl-Heinz Jarius, Paula de Wit, Barbara Pearson, Ron Murdock, Cathy Pope, Renate Schulze-Schindler (Sonne, Mond und Stimme), Alberto ter Doest (Estill Voice Training) and Maestro David Jones in New York (swedish-italian singing method).
 
At the moment Stefan is coached by Ronald Kleekamp in Haarlem.
 
He has followed masterclasses with John Mark Ainsley, Franzisco Araiza, Robert Tear, Nicolai Gedda, Diane Forlano, Barbara Bonney, Wolfgang Holzmair, Nigel Rogers, Kurt Widmer, Jessica Cash, Phillip Langridge and Paul Esswood  (Baroque).
 
He won the Elena Gerhardt Lieder Prize in London and was prize winner at "The Croft Original Trophy for Early Music". He was also a  finalist at the Flora Nielsen Prize for English, French and German Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music and a prize winner at the St. John Festival Choir Oratorio Singing Competition in London.
 
Stefan Berghammer has collaborated in his beginning with the ensembles Les solistes de Lyon, Basler Madrigalisten, Schweizer Kammerchor,  Collegium Vocale of the Salzburger Bachgesellschaft, Salzburger Vokalsolisten, Studio Vocale Karlsruhe, Keplerconsort Linz, the English Brandenburg Ensemble, the Egidius Quartet, and with the solo ensemble of De Nederlandse Bachvereniging, Capella Figuralis. In London he held the post of tenor in the professional vocal quartet at St. Stevenís Church (Gloucester Road) and was a deputy for Ealing Abbey Cathedral Choir and for the Choirs of St. Michaelís Cornhill and The Grosvenor Chapel. He also made a very successful appearance in the Young Artists Showcase on BBC Radio 3. 
 
Since the year 1998 he has been a permanent member of the renowned Nederlands Kamerkoor. He also works regularly with the internationally famous Huelgas Ensemble (Paul van Nevel), specialised in Renaissance music, with whom he performs at many international music festivals.
 
Stefan Berghammer is a sought after soloist in the oratorios and cantatas of J.S.Bach. He his a welcome guest at Westerkerk in Amsterdam, Kloosterkerk in Den Haag, Domkerk in Utrecht and Barbaracantorij in Culemborg.