Master Class for Singers in 2020

in preparation for the Bach Competition 2020
February 18–21, 2020


Thomas Quasthoff


Pieces from the programme of the Bach Competition 2020

General information

Participants: students and graduates of music academies
Accepted forms of proof include: recent undergraduate or graduate level transcript or copy of an undergraduate or graduate diploma


Application deadline: November 15, 2019
You can find the application form here. Please fill it in and send it to

Participation Fee
- active participation: € 150,00
- students at HMT: € 50,00

The participation fee is to be remitted free of all charges for the recipient by January 15, 2020 to the following bank account.
Recipient: Bach-Archiv Leipzig
Bank: Sparkasse Leipzig
IBAN: DE39 8605 5592 1100 9010 07
Purpose of payment: Master Class 2020 + Name of participant
Please note that the participation fee will not be refunded in the event that a participant withdraws from the Master Class.


The number of active participants is limited to a maximum of 8. The teacher shall choose entrants to participate actively in the master class on the basis of the submitted videos. A video with a work by Johann Sebastian Bach of the candidate’s choice must be submitted.

This video has to be send by file transfer (WeTransfer or Filemail) to (the name of the file must include the name of the candidate). The decision by the teacher about active participation will be send to applicants by December 20, 20119.


February 18–21, 10 am and 3 pm: master class session (open to the public)
Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Grassistaße 8
February 21, 8 pm: presentation of results (open to the public)
Hochschule für Musik und Theater, Grassistaße 8

Organized by

Bach-Archiv Leipzig, a German civil law foundation in cooperation with University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig, supported by the City of Leipzig

Hotel partner

Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig
Richard-Wagner-Straße 7, 04109 Leipzig
Please book with the code »Meisterkurs« before January 31, 2020.