Stefan Berghammer                                                                       

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Biography  
 

Stefan Berghammer studied piano, 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 Karl-Heinz Jarius in Frankfurt, Paula de Wit in Amsterdam, Barbara Pearson in The Hague, Ron Murdock in Amsterdam, Cathy Pope in London and  Maestro David Jones in New York.

Stefan also had coaching with Alberto ter Doest learning the Estill Voice Training in order to enlarge his teaching perspectives.

 

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 "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. Steven’s Church (Gloucester Road) and was a deputy for Ealing Abbey Cathedral Choir and for the Choirs of St. Michael’s Cornhill and The Grosvenor Chapel. He also made a very successful appearance in the Young Artists Showcase on BBC Radio 3. 

Since the year 2000 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.

 

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