The Art of Lied 2024

Music Festival and Mastercourse

Featuring: A Deep Dive into Schubert’s Winterreise
A Summer Program for Singers and Pianists Who Love Lieder

July 19 – July 27

We believe in collaborating artists

That’s why we invite you to come experience nine days of intensive collaborative music training with two experts of art song in the city of Kitchener, Ontario!

Embark on a musical journey by teaming up with a talented singer or pianist in a collaborative duo. Delve into the world of Lieder under the guidance of two seasoned performers and educators in exclusive public masterclasses.

Explore Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise in exquisite detail with two dedicated masters of the piece. Perform a section of the work in a collaborative concert with your peers. And… also bring all the Lieder you have always wanted to polish and perform!

Discover the vibrant twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario as you refine your performance abilities. Savor the wealth of restaurants offering a diverse variety of ethnic cuisines. Learn, practice, and perform your art in the atmosphere of its beautiful, historic churches.

Meet the Faculty

Daniel Lichti

Laetitia Bougnol

Want to learn more about our faculty?

“Bass‐baritone Daniel Lichti is primarily known in his native Canada, but his performance of Winterreise stands among the finest versions on disc.”

Stephen Eddins
Assistant Classical Music Editor, All Music Guide

Daniel Lichti possède un tel degré d’intimité avec le Winterreise de Schubert que son interprétation s’impose avec une force et une évidence impressionnantes!

Xavier Jacquelin​
Conservatoire de Lyon

As Winterreise is surely one of the most remarkable achievements in the art of song … Lichti’s lush and expressive bass baritone is supremely suited to its realization.

David Olds​
DISCoveries Editor, The Wholenote

Dan Lichti teaches with great warmth and musical intellect. He deftly guided me through subtle musical and textual expression to achieve a more genuine interpretation of repertoire ranging from oratorio to art songs.

Julie Schoonover​

Develop your artistry, whether a Pianist or a Singer

We look forward to helping you refine your skills, and to sharing our love of music with you!