The Winterreise Project

An innovative intensive performance course on Schubert’s beautiful and haunting song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey) for voice and piano, explored, as in the composer’s time, through authentic amateur performance.

Authentic amateur performance

The majority of Schubert’s songs were written for amateur musicians, and yet they are performed almost exclusively by professional performers today. Join us for this important exploration to the heart of song, where we reunite Schubert’s songs with their original performers – dedicated amateur music lovers, just like you.

Our Performers

Our students include both performing singers and pianists, and auditor participants. Performers receive over 30 hours of musical tuition, including private and ensemble coaching, masterclasses, and much more. Each contributes 1 to 3 songs to the final joint concert of Schubert’s 24-song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey).

Auditor participants

An engaged audience is an important part of the Winterreise Project. Our Auditor Participants attend all ensemble sessions, masterclasses, and workshops, and provide a supportive audience, and offering crucial feedback through their attention and/or commentary.

What is Schubert's Winterreise?

Listen to Schubert’s beautiful music – and start imagining your own performance.

How does the course work?

Learn about the exciting course content, the calendar dates, how the final performance works, and how you will fit in.

Who is on the Faculty?

Learn more about Artistic Director singer Kathryn Whitney and Director of Collaborative Piano, Anna Cal.

Watch our concert video!

Our final student concert was held on 31 May 2015 at the Baumann Centre of Pacific Opera Victora. Follow this link to watch the video!

Revitalising Schubert's songs through authentic amateur performance