Prof. Christoph  Ritter

Prof. Christoph Ritter

Professor of Accompaniment

Subject/Instrument: Accompaniment

Beethovenhaus Belvedere

christoph.ritter(at)hfm-weimar.de

http://www.duo9.de

  • Born in 1961 in Bad Liebenstein
  • 1978 – 1986 Piano studies at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar with Professor Volkmar Lehmann, Professor Rolf-Dieter Arens and Professor Ludwig Bätzel (song accompaniament, Master classes with Professor Peter Solymos (1981) and Professor Jacob Lateiner, 1986 Degree
  • 1989 – 1991 Private studies and master classes with Norman Shetler / Vienna
  • 1992 Master classes with Dalton Baldwin at the Centre International de Formacion Musicale Nice
  • Many concerts as a soloist, song accompanist and chamber musician in Germany Austria, Hungary, France, Taiwan, The United Kingdom and the USA
  • In 1988 he was the official accompanist in the VIII. International Johann Sebastian Bach-Competition in Leipzig
  • One of the founders and pianist of the Ensembles für Neue Musik klangwerkstatt weimar (contemporary music)
  • Establishment of his own concert series in Weimar
  • Artistic partnership with the composers Toshio Hosokawa, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Isabel Mundry, George Crumb, Hans Tutschku, Adriana Hölszky, Dimitri Terzakis, René Mense, Thorsten Kuhn, Andrea Scartazzini, Dieter Ammann, Hiroyuki Itoh and Rebecca Saunders
  • Radio productions and concert recordings with the Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk MDR, DeutschlandRadio Berlin and with the Norddeutscher Rundfunk NDR
     
  • CDs:
    • ENTARTETE MUSIC 1938 – WEIMAR AND THE AMBIVALENCE
      Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Die junge Magd, Stefan Wolpe (1902-1972) Quartett (1955) , Ernst Toch (1887-1964): Vanity of Vanities, All is vanity op.76 (1954)
      klangwerkstatt weimar
    • ADRIANA HÖLSZKY (*1953)
      Wolke und Mond (1996), Segmente II (1992), WeltenEnden (1992), Monolog (1977), Avance (1997)
      klangwerkstatt weimar
    • FORMULA OF SPRING
      Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924), Francis Poulenc (1899-1963), Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)
      DUO 9  - ELIZAVETA BIRJUKOVA FLUTE & CHRISTOPH RITTER PIANO
       
  • Teaching:
    • 1987 – 1993 Teaching post and assistance for song accompaniment at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
    • 1993 Awarded the title of professor by the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
    • Master Classes Song Performance for Singers and Pianists:
      1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997  Westminster Choir College Princeton
      1997  Shih Chien College Taipei and Fu Jen Catholic University Taipei
      2003  Adger University College Krisiansand / Norway
      2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006  Conservatoire Birmingham
      2003  Adger University College Krisiansand
      2007  Norges musikkhøgskole Oslo | Internationale Sommerakademie Biel / Bienne / Switzerland
      2008  Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University Istanbul | Internationale Sommerakademie Biel / Bienne / Switzerland
      2009  Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama | Internationale Sommerakademie Biel / Bienne/ Switzerland
      2013  Escuela Superior de Canto de Madrid

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