Print Media Academy

numerous bus numbers and trams (to maint station stop)
multi-storey car park P 18 BG RCI
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Neue Aula of Heidelberg University

Universitätsplatz, 69117 Heidelberg

Busses: 32 (Stop: Uniplatz stop)

Car parks:
P8 Kongresshaus, Untere Neckarstraße 44, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 7 min.),
P9 Am Theater, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 51C, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 7 min.),
P10 Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 10 min.),
P11 Universitätsbibliothek, Sandgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 2 min.),
P12 Kornmarkt/Schloss, Zwingerstr. 20, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 7 min.)

Accessibility: Side entrance on the right hand side handicapped accessible, lift only accessible via this entrance; New assembly hall accessible via lift, gallery only via stairs

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Alte Weinfabrik Heidelberg

Numerous buses and trams (to Bismarckplatz + 3 minutes on foot)
multi-storey car park: Park One, Darmstädter Hof
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Studio Villa Bosch

busses 33, 35 (stop: Hausackerweg + 15 minutes walk)
parking: Garage “unter der Boschwiese”

Bürgerhaus HeidelBERG at Emmertsgrund

Forum 1, 69126 Heidelberg

Busses: 33 (Stop: Forum)

Parking spaces near the building

Accessibility: Disabled parking spaces on the school grounds next door > easier access for wheelchair users, Access to the Bürgersaal and foyer on the ground floor is stepless with a threshold from the main entrance, Disabled WC in the EC

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Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg

Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg

Busses: 30, 31, 32, 35 (stop: Neckarmünzplatz)
Car parks: P 12 Kornmarkt/Schloss, P 13 Karlsplatz/Rathaus
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Heiliggeistkirche Heidelberg

Marktplatz, 69117 Heidelberg

Busses 20, 32, 33

Car parks:
P8 Kongresshaus, Untere Neckarstraße 44, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 11 min.)
P9 Am Theater, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 51C, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 12 min.)
P11 Universitätsbibliothek, Sandgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 6 min.)
P12 Kornmarkt/Schloss, Zwingerstr. 20, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 3 min.)
P13 Karlsplatz, Hauptstr. 214, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 3 min.)

Accessibility: infinitely accessible

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Friedenskirche Handschuhsheim

Tram 5, 21, 23 or 24 to Hans-Thoma-Platz, change to bus 38 (to Tiefburg)


Heidelberg Theatre

Theaterstr. 10, 69117 Heidelberg

Busses: 31, 32 direction Neuenheimer Feld, 33 direction Ziegelhausen (Stop: Peterskirche)

Car parks:
P9 Am Theater, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 51C, 69117 Heidelberg (walking distance 3 min.),
P11 Universitätsbibliothek, Sandgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg (walking distance 5 min.)

Accessibility: partially accessible

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Plöck 70, 69117 Heidelberg

Busses: 20, 33 (stop: Peterskirche)

Car parks:
P8 Kongresshaus, Untere Neckarstraße 44, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 9 min.),
P9 Am Theater, Friedrich-Ebert-Anlage 51C, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 5 min.),
P10 Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, Friedrich-Ebert-Platz, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 8 min.),
P11 Universitätsbibliothek, Sandgasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 3 min.),
P12 Kornmarkt/Schloss, Zwingerstr. 20, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 7 min.),
P13 Karlsplatz, Hauptstr. 214, 69117 Heidelberg (Walking distance 9 min.)

Accessibility: side entrance with ramp, WC not wheelchair accessible

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Steffen Schleiermacher

Steffen Schleiermacher, pianist, composer, festival and concert promoter, born in Halle in 1960. He studied piano (Gerhard Erber), composition (Siegfried Thiele, Friedrich Schenker) and conducting (Günter Blumhagen) at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Academy of Music in Leipzig from 1980 until 1985.  He was master pupil for composition with Friedrich Goldmann at the Academy of Arts in Berlin during 1986/87 and for piano with Aloys Kontarsky at the Cologne Academy of Music during 1989/90.

Steffen Schleiermacher has concertized as a soloist with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Deutsche Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Münchner Philharmoniker, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and other orchestras under Vladimir Ashkenazy, Friedrich Goldmann, Ingo Metzmacher, Wladimir Jurowski and Fabio Luisi. Schleiermacher’s recordings amount to more than 80 CDs (e.g. the first recording of the complete piano works by John Cage) with different labels such as Hat Art, Wergo, MDG.

Concert tours have taken him throughout numerous European, South American and Far Eastern countries. Since 1988 he is in charge of the “musica nova” series at the Gewandhaus Leipzig, in 1989 he founded the Ensemble Avantgarde. He led the January Festival at the Museum of the Fine Arts in Leipzig from 1993 until 2000 and the annual festival „KlangRausch“ at the Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk from 2000 until 2010.

Recent commissions include the orchestral works „Klangrufe 1-5“ (2012-2014) for Staatstheater Cottbus, „Felsen“ (2016) for the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, and „Nach Markus.Passion“ (2015) for the Bachfest Leipzig and Kirchenmusikfestival Oslo.

Schleiermacher’s numerous prizes and fellowship awards include the Gaudeamus

Competition (1985), Eisler Prize (1986), Kranichstein Music Prize (1986), Christoph and Stephan Kaske Foundation Prize, Munich (1991), Fellowship of the German Academy at the Villa Massimo in Rome (1992), Japan Foundation Fellowship (1997), Fellowship of the Cité des Arts in Paris (1999) and  Chevalier des artes et letters (2010).

Andrew Tyson fotografiert von Christian Steiner

Andrew Tyson

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as “a real poet of the piano,” American pianist Andrew Tyson is emerging as a distinctive and important new musical voice. In summer 2015, he was awarded First Prize at the Géza Anda Competition in Zürich, as well as the Mozart and Audience Prizes. These victories have resulted in numerous performances throughout Europe under the auspices of the Géza Anda Foundation.

Tyson is also a laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition where he won the new Terence Judd-Hallé Orchestra Prize, awarded by the orchestra and conductor Sir Mark Elder with whom he enjoys an ongoing relationship. With concerto performances taking him across North America, Europe and further afield, Tyson has performed with orchestras from the North Carolina Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s at Alice Tully Hall, to the Osaka Symphony, SWR Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the National Orchestra of Belgium. Highlights last season included a return to the Hallé and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestras as well as his debut with the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. This season sees him appear with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra and New Jersey Festival Orchestra.

Recital appearances include major cities across the US and Europe at venues such as Brussels’ Palais des Beaux-Arts, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Zürich Tonhalle. Following past recitals in Shanghai, Vancouver, St Petersburg, Tokyo and Taiwan, this season sees Tyson return to London’s Wigmore Hall and the Miami Piano Festival. No stranger to the festival scene, Tyson’s previous performances include Caramoor Centre for the Music and the Arts, the Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lucerne Piano Festival, the Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the Musica Viva festival in Sydney for a mixture of solo and chamber performances. An active chamber musician, Tyson regularly appears in recital with violinist Benjamin Beilman.

Tyson’s three recital discs have been issued on the Alpha Classics label. His debut disc comprises the complete Chopin Preludes whilst his second album released in March 2017 features works by Scriabin and Ravel. His latest disc, Landscapes, released in September 2019, features works by Mompou, Albéniz, Scarlatti and Schubert and is described by Tyson as a programme which “synthesizes my love of Spanish music, my love of nature and my fascination with the coloristic aspects of piano playing.” The album title takes its name from Federico Mompou’s Paisajes, which are “landscapes of the mind as much as intimate, yet vivid depictions of Spain”.

As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, Tyson was awarded YCA’s Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize and following that he received an Avery Fisher Career Grant. After early studies with Thomas Otten he attended the Curtis Institute of Music where he worked with Claude Frank. Tyson later studied with Robert McDonald earning his Master’s degree and Artist Diploma at The Juilliard School, winning the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and receiving the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano.

Jóhann Kristinsson

Jóhann Kristinsson began his vocal studies with Bergþór Pálsson in Iceland in 2009. In 2015, he began his studies at the „Hanns Eisler” School of Music in Berlin with Prof. Scot Weir, where he received his Masters degree in 2017.

In 2017, Jóhann received the Icelandic Music Awards in the Category „Most Promising Young Artist”. He was also nominated in two further categories, as „Singer of the Year” and “Musical Event of the Year”, for a song recital he gave with pianist Ammiel Bushakevitz. That same year, he won two prizes at the international vocal competition „Das Lied”. In 2019, Jóhann won the prestigious International Vocal Competition, „Stella Maris”. He also received the Jury Award from the Wiener Musikverein.

While studying at the „Hanns Eisler” School of Music in Berlin, Jóhann received lessons from Thomas Quasthoff, Julia Varady and Wolfram Rieger. He has also received guidance from Thomas Hampson, Graham Johnson, Helmut Deutsch, Christian Gerhaher, Kristinn Sigmundsson, Deborah Polaski and Giacomo Aragall among others. From 2017-2019, he was a member of the young artist programme at the Hamburg State Opera. Since then, Jóhann has been invited back as a guest for several productions.

Jóhann has already worked with first-class conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Kent Nagano, Stefano Ranzani and Giampaolo Bisanti. The Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bamberger Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Halle and Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg are among the symphony orchestras he has performed with. He has appeared at the Schubertiade in Austria, the Heidelberger Frühling Festival, Oxford Lieder Festival and the Dresdner Musikfestspiele.

Victoria Guerrero

After her piano studies with Prof. Dr. Tibor Szasz at the Freiburg University of Music, pianist Victoria Guerrero is currently deepening her studies in Lied with Pauliina Tukiainen and Prof. Matthias Alteheld. She attended master classes with reowned artists such as Anne Le Bozec, Helmut Deutsch, Axel Bauni and Jan Philip Schulze. Victoria Guerrero was a scholarship holder of the Becas Juventudes Musicales Madrid and the Freiburg University of Music. Last year, the versatile pianist could be heard at the Schumann Festival in Bonn and was awarded with the pianist prize of the Paula- Salomon-Lindberg song competition at the Berlin University of the Arts. At the competition DAS LIED 2017 she was awarded as the best pianist.

Samuel Hasselhorn

Starting in season 2018/2019 Hasselhorn joined the ensemble of the Vienna State Opera, where he appears in various roles such as Belcore (L’elisir d’amore), Figaro (Il barbiere di Siviglia), and Conte d’Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro) amongst others. His concert engagements include appearances at the Bozar in Brussels, the Konzerthaus and Musikverein in Vienna, the Barbican Hall in London, the concert hall of the Luxembourg Philharmonic, Theater an der Wien, DeSingel in Antwerp, and in the prestigious Camerata Musica concert series in Cambridge. Collaboration partners include pianists Malcolm Martineau, Graham Johnson, and Justus Zeyen.

Highlights of his season 2017/2018 included debuts at the concert hall of the Munich Philharmonic, Wigmore Hall in London, in Frankfurt at the Hessischen Rundfunk, the Schubertiade Vilabertran in Barcelona, the Auditorio Nacional de Musica Madrid, the Tonhalle Zürich and the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory.

Samuel Hasselhorn was a fellow at the Marlboro Festival in 2017 and was also invited both in 2014 and 2016 to be fellow at the Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute; as well as to sing at Carnegie Hall in Marilyn Horne’s “The Song Continues Series” in 2015. During his U.S. tour in 2017, he made recital debuts in Washington D.C., in New York City, at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and with the Buffalo Chamber Music Society.

In season 2015/2016 he sang the lead role in Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann with the Studio de l’Opéra de Lyon. In season 2016/2017, he appeared as Masetto in Mozart’s Don Giovanni as a main stage member of  l’Opéra de Lyon, and he made his debut at the Leipzig Opera in Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.

His first two CDs “Nachtblicke” and “Dichterliebe²” were released in 2014 and 2018 on the GWK RECORDS label. His third CD will be released by Harmonia Mundi in May 2020.

Samuel Hasselhorn earned his degree in Opera Performance from the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media with Professor Marina Sandel and at the Paris Conservatory with Malcolm Walker. He received further musical influences in masterclasses with Kiri Te Kanawa, Kevin Murphy, Thomas Quasthoff, Helen Donath, Annette Dasch, Susan Manoff, Jan-Philip Schulze, Anne Le Bozec, and Martin Brauß. Samuel received grants from the Walter and Charlotte Hamel Foundation, the Gundlach Music Award, and was recipient of the prestigious Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes. He currently holds the Lindemann Vocal Chair of Young Concert Artists in NYC and works regularly with his voice teacher Patricia McCaffrey.

Sheida Damghani

Sheida Damghani was born in 1986 in Shiraz, Iran. At the age of ten, she received her first violin lessons. At the age of 18 she received singing lessons by Hasmik Karapetiyan and later by Vijay Upadhyaya in the Austrian Cultural Forum in Tehran. At the same time she studied physics at the University of Mazandaran. In 2008, she began her studies at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, where she attended numerous master classes, by Reri Grist, Margreet Honig and Rudolf Jansen among others.

In the Forum of HfMT Hamburg Sheida Damghani sang the Clizia in Handel’s Teseo, the Susanna in Mozart’s opera Le Nozze di Figaro and the title role in Poulenc’s opera Les Mamelles de Tirésias. While studying, the soprano performed as a Cupido in Orpheus in the underworld at the Kiel Theater and performed with Barock Hamburg as Venus in Mattheson’s Wedding Serenata. In 2014 she completed her master’s degree in opera with Prof. Carolyn G. James.

In October 2014, she sang Riehms Pasolini in Ostia at the Hamburg Staatsoper. »The loose manner in which Sheida Damghani used the coloratura acrobatics in Riehm’s »Micro-Oratorio« was a very artistic breakthrough.« (Hamburger Abendblatt)

During the seasons 2014/15 and 15/16 the young soprano was member of the operatic studio at the Komische Oper Berlin. Here she was seen, among others, as Papagena in The Magic Flute, Gerda in Valtinoni’s The Snow Queen, Frasquita in Carmen, and Barrie Kosky’s new production of Moses and Aron as the second naked virgin under the direction of Vladimir Jurowski. In February 2016 she could be heard as Ernestine at the KOB in Salon Pitzelberger at the Offenbach Festival.

As a member of the ensemble of the concert and theater St. Gallen since 2016/17, she is, among others, Pauline in the premiere of the first opera by David Philip Hefti Anna’s mask, Amore in Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice with Xavier Sabata as Orfeo and George Petrou as conductor, and as Anna In Loreley with David Alden as a director.

Akemi Murakami

Akemi Murakami, born in Japan, studied piano at the Kyoto University of Music and Art and with Prof. Felix Gottlieb at the Freiburg University of Music. She received her diploma at the University of Music and Theater Munich after studying with Prof. Helmut Deutsch and Prof. Donald Sulzen, Prof. Céline Dutilly, Prof. Siegfried Mauser and Fritz Schwinghammer. Masterclasses with Helmut Deutsch, Graham Johnson, Wolfram Rieger, Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Christian Gerhaher, Gerold Huber, Thomas Quasthoff and Justus Zeyen complete her education.

Murakami is a laureate and finalist of many important competitions, including »Schubert and the Music of Modernity« (Lied duo) in Graz.

She played at the Schubertiade in Schwarzenberg in 2010 and debuted at the Max Reger Days in Weiden in 2012. Additionally she was promoted by Yehudi Menuhin “Live Music Now” Foundation. She is an official companion for the ARD music competition and at the »Liedakademie Vienna« with Angelika Kirchschlager.
With her duo partner Andreas Burkhart Akemi Murakami has already performed numerous Liederabende. She is the initiator and artistic director of the cycle»LIEDERLEBEN« in Munich.

Marcus Creed

The English conductor Marcus Creed began his studies at King’s College in Cambridge, where he had the opportunity to sing in the famed King’s College Choir. Further studies took him to Christ Church in Oxford and the Guildhall School in London.

Stations along his way have been the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Hochschule der Kunste as well as the Gruppe Neue Musik and the Scharoun Ensemble. In 1987 he was appointed artistic director of the RIAS-Kammerchor, which won numerous international awards under his direction. In 1998, he accepted a call to take up the position of professor of conducting at the Musikhochschule in Koln. Since January 1, 2003, he has been artistic director of the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart.

Since 2003, Marcus Creed has been the artistic director of the SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart, where he is particularly concerned to re-perform outstanding compositions of the recent past, including works by Luigi Nono, György Kurtág, Wolfgang Rihm and Heinz Holliger to realize.

Marcus Creed is a regular guest at international festivals and regularly performs with special ensembles of Early Music and New Music. Since 2015 he has also directed the Chamber Choir of the Danish Broadcast.

SWR Vokalensemble

The Radio Choir of the SWR is one of the world’s renowned vocal ensembles. For seventy years the ensemble has focussed on exemplary performances and the development of the vocal music with passion and the highest singing competence. The choir’s sound and the enormous vocal and stylistic flexibility of the singers are unique and not only fascinate the audience, but also contemporary composers. Since 1946 the SWR has commissioned several compositions for his choir. The ensemble premiered more than 250 choral works, often making the impossible possible and the unthinkable conceivable. In addition to contemporary music, the SWR vocal ensemble is particularly devoted to the demanding choral works of Romanticism and Classical Modernism.

Marcus Creed has been the artistic director since 2003. Under his direction, the SWR vocal ensemble was awarded several times for his chamber music-like interpretations, including four times with the ECHO Klassik.

The choir’s passion for new vocal music is also a remarkable part of the choir’s academy, school projects as well as children’s and youth concerts. Several awards for the quality of their educational projects include the “Junge-Ohren-Preis”, the “ECHO Klassik für Kinder” and the “Leopold” media award.

Julian Riem

Julian Riem, born in Munich, Germany, studied with Michael Schäfer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Munich and with Michel Béroff at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris. He continued his studies with Rudolf Buchbinder at the Basel Music Academy, where he received a degree in solo performance with high honors. He is the winner of international piano competitions in Modena and Florence (Italy) as well as in Madrid (Spain) and was awarded a scholarship at the national German Music Competition.

Julian Riem’s active concert schedule regularly takes him to Europe, Japan and the USA. He has appeared with such orchestras as the Basel Symphony Orchestra, the Southwest German Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Bach Soloists Orchestra and the Kurpflzisch Chamber Orchestra. International festival performances include the “Festival Liszt-en-Provence”, Musica mundi in Brussels, the European Music Academy in Aix-en-Provence, the Sándor Vegh International Chamber Music Academy in Prague, the Rolf Liebermann Podium Hamburg, Les Muséiques in Basel, the Münchner Biennale, and the Munich Opera Festival as well as the Oleg Kagan- Festival, the Richard-Strauss-Festival Garmisch and the Rheingau Musikfestival.

Julian Riem is a sought-after chamber musician and Lied accompanist. He is a member of the Munich Horn Trio as well as the Velit Quartet and frequently collaborates with cellist Gavriel Lipkind, Albena Danailova, concertmistress of the Vienna Philharmonic, and soprano Ofelia Sala.