What We Do
Science, theory and media


Prof. Celine Rudolph

[Artistic Director, Main Subject Voice, Head of Vocal-Department]

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Prof. Eleanor Forbes

[voice training]

Eleanor Forbes was born in Scotland, where she gained an MA in German Studies. After graduating, she studied singing with Lyndon van der Pump at the Royal College of Music in London. There she attended the Opera School and won several prizes. She also participated in masterclasses given by John Shirley-Quirk, Gérard Souzay (Britten-Pears School, Aldeburgh) and Elisabeth Grümmer (Lucerne Festival). With Malcolm Martineau (piano) she was a member of the young artists’ agency ”Live Music Now!”, giving recitals in eventide homes, hospices and schools. Her operatic experience includes performances in English stately homes with Pavilion Opera as well as appearances with the Cologne Opera, the Kammeroper Herdecke and the Stuttgarter Kammertheater. Her concert repertoire is broad and varied, as a result of numerous performances as oratorio soloist and recitalist. She pursued her love of chamber music in several ensembles, including SATB (vocal quartet) and Cranachan (Scottish songs with Celtic harp). In 1998 she founded the Trio Terpsichore, to research and perform lesser known and new works for flute, voice and guitar. She also gained experience as speaker in the English programme of the Deutsche Welle. From the start she was actively involved in teaching, giving private lessons as well as voice production workshops for choral singers. She is a member of the German Voice Association and has taught singing in the jazz department of the Academy of Music ”Hanns Eisler” Berlin since 1996.

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Annette Goeres

[stage performing]
Annette Goeres was born in Meinsen, Bückeburg. She has taught presentation, singing and speech at the University of the Arts and the Academy of Music ”Hanns Eisler“ Berlin since 1995. Since 1977 has taught privately speech, singing and voice therapy. Speech trainer and vocal coach for actors and singers, e.g. at the Forum for Film Acting, Berlin, from 2000 at the Folkwang Academy, Essen, from 2000 in private stage schools and the Aachen theatre, 1996/97 drama group at the Spandau open air theatre, 1998 in private seminars at home and abroad for speakers in different professions, from 2000. Seminars for ”Creative Presentation“ at the Academy of Music Hanns Eisler, Berlin since 1998 and at the Folkwang Academy, Essen, since 2000
Continuing education:
Speech therapy training at the Poliklinik für Stimm- und Sprachkranke der Freien Universität Berlin, 1975-77 breathing work (Middendorf), 1976/77 course in speech training and interpretation with Coblenzer, 1977/78 studied classical singing in Berlin and Wien, 1978-87 functional voice training with G.Rohmert (Lichtenberg-Darmstadt) and bei Shirin Zareh, 1989-95
seminar with J. Lovetry in “Healthy Vocal Use for Popular Music”, 1997 interpretation courses in classical singing with Prof. W. Gamerith, 1980-82 body work (Gindler / Goralewski), 1987/88 course in Alexander technique for speakers and singers with Mc Gowen, 1984/94 Feldenkrais body work, 1989-92 expressive dance with Elsa Wolliastone, 1996-99 additional psychology course in ’Prozessarbeit’ (Arnold Mindell), 1994-98 seminars on ”Der Unbeabsichtigte Moment in der Musik“ with Lane Arye and Arleen Audergon, 1995-98 workshops with Keith Johnstone in improvised drama, 1997/98
Creative work:
Piano lessons with I.Korsching and I. Hofmeister and C. Herrath, 1964-90 vocal soloist in early music and contemporary music, 1975-85 speaker in readings and recordings, presenter.

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Christian Steyer

[stage performing]
Christian Steyer was encouraged in his musical activities during childhood by his father, who was a pastor in Meissen.
First piano lessons with his father at age 9; Meissner cathedral choir; brass group.
From 1956 played organ in church on Sundays.
1959-65 special junior class at the Academy of Music Leipzig ( with Prof. Amadeus Webersinke).
From 1963 interest in stage, chanson, gospel, composition, improvisation.
1965-70 studied music in Leipzig and Dresden, piano major under Prof. A. Webersinke, 1970 Diploma, teaching qualification in piano and music education.
1970-72 studied acting in Berlin ( Ernst Busch),1972 graduation.
Since 1972 freelance actor, speaker, pianist, singer and composer.
Since 1993 teacher of presentation, acting and speech in the jazz department of the Academy of Music " Hanns Eisler" Berlin.
Presentation workshops, director of choral projects with his own music, over 50 film and TV rôles, stage work as actor, co-director and musician, speaker for documentaries, film, TV and dubbing, over 30 film scores, music for fairy tale recordings, stage music, words and music performances.