Lecturer for Choir
Mareike Kottmann started her musical education at the age of four. Since 2011, she has studied Music at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart. She majors in Piano, in a class led by Maria Sofianska and also studies German Studies. In 2015, Mareike Kottmann started studying Conducting with Prof. Denis Rouger, Prof. Johannes Knecht and Prof. Richard Wien.
Until 2012, she was a leading chairwoman and principal in the Younf Philharmonic Ostwürttemberg e.V. and participated in the orchestra of the Philharmonics Schwäbisch Gmünd and the Chamber Orchestra Rosenstein e.V. Currently, she is an active singer in the chamber orchestra figure humaine as well as in the chamber choir of the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart.
In addition, she extends her muscial education as a part of „Song-Duo“ with baritone Simon Amend, among others with Thomas Seyboldt.
Various activities as choir leader and director, for example at Musical-Kids Schwäbisch Gmünd e.V.
Awarded the first prize in the International Competition of Chamber Choirs with the choir of the Stuttgart Academy of Music
Since the 2015 summer term position as tutor for choir-conducting at the State University of Music and the Performing Arts Stuttgart
Continued education in musical conducting by visiting workshops for example with Prof. Friederike Woebcken (2016), Frieder Bernius (2017), Prof. Morten Schuldt – Jensen (2015), Prof. Dieter Kurz (2014) and choir director Thomas Lang (2015)
Anne C. Bischoff
Lecturer for choir
Grown up in the Black Forest and always surrounded by a variety of music, Anne Bischoff began her studies in music education at the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart in 2012, majoring in violin with Sabine Kraut. Furthermore, she studies Latin at the Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen. Participating in numerous choirs, for example the “Konzertchor des Schwarzwald-Musikfestivals” and “Landesjugendchor Baden-Württemberg”, her passion for choir conducting developed early , which is why she will pass her state examination in the summer of 2018 with the subjects of choir and orchestral conducting with Prof. Denis Rouger and Prof. Richard Wien . She was also influenced by Dan-Olof Stenlund (Malmö / Sweden), Morten Schuldt-Jensen (Freiburg) and Jan Scheerer (Copenhagen / Denmark) in courses and choir projects - and feels very connected to Scandinavian choir music. As conductor of children's and adult choirs and as an initiator of sing-along projects, but also as vocal soloist Anne Bischoff is active in Stuttgart. As choir singer, she is currently based in the” figure humaine chamber choir” and the chamber choir of the University of Music and Performing Arts Stuttgart, each under the direction of Denis Rouger.
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