»I endeavor to give the artists space in which to soar.«
As the partner to soloists I am a musician who thrives on intensive dialogue – delighting in the smaller forms and their presentation.
In the art-song, a concentrated synthesis develops between the poetic text and the composer’s musical idea. When we as Lied interpreters decipher these intentions in the present moment, an exciting and moving statement can emerge.
Poems by Eichendorff, Goethe, Heine and many others no longer play an important part in our world. But when these poetic treasures are transformed into Lied and performed convincingly, their poetic content becomes astonishingly contemporary and emotionally vital.
See also »Fragen der Liedgestaltung am Beispiel des Hollywood-Liederbuchs von Hanns Eisler«, Diskussion Musikpädagogik 59/2013 (PDF)
If you’re looking to prepare for a concert, a competition or anything similar, or if you’re interested in coaching or instruction (including online), please email me at
Yours Prof. Karola Theill
English, February 2021 – due pandemic conditions
Jaewon Kim, Baritone, Schwerin
Yeonwoo, Piano, Schwerin
Prof. Karola Theill, Berlin