Franziska Kuba
 

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PERFORMING PROJECTS 

Sep 2018

Dec 2018

Choirmaster for Faust I & II at Schauspielhaus Leipzig

Foundation of the Ensemble Neue Kammer

since 2018

Choirmaster of Vocalconsort Leipzig

2017-18

Choirmaster and assistant of the musical director of the opera festival Immling

Dec 2017

Choirmaster of Musikwoche Swakopmund in Namibia

2016-17

Choirmaster of BMW factory Leipzig for Forum Thomanum

Jun 2016

Conducting of the offstage orchestra in Mahler's "Sinfonie Nr. 2" directed by Gregor Meyer

since 2016

Frequent musical preparations for GewandhausChor Leipzig

since 2015

Substitute for Gregor Meyer

since 2015

Choirmaster of the vocal Ensemble Vox Perpetua

since 2015

Accompaniment of choir practice weeks of GewandhausKinderchor

2013-17

Choirmaster of the German-French choir Leipzig, chorbeau

 

TEACHING

Apr 2018

Musical support of a lecture at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig

since 2017

Lectureship in choirconducting at Hochschule für Musik Freiburg

2012-14

Choir class at the vocational college Johanniter Akademie Leipzig

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

since 2017

Scholarship holder of the Dirigentenforum's first orientation state of German Musikrat

MASTER CLASSES

May 2019

Mar 2019

Stefan Parkman and the WDR-Choir

Thomas Eitler-de Lint and the opera choir Leipzig

Aug 2018

Stefan Parkman, Gijs Leenars and Rundfunkchor Berlin

Nov 2017

Michael Gläser and NDR-Chor

Sep 2017

Morten Schuldt-Jensen at Neuwieder Chortage

Jul 2017

Jörg-Peter Weigle and Philharmonischer Chor Berlin

 

EDUCATION

since 2016

Bachelor of Arts in historic singing with Gundula Anders

2014-2016

Master of Music choir conducting (focus on vocals) with Jürgen Puschbeck and Gunter Kahlert

2011-2014

Polyvalenter Bachelor of Arts in music (focus on vocals) and history pedagogy; conducting with Barbara Rucha

PROFILE

Franziska Kuba (*1991) studied music and history education in Leipzig before graduating in choir conducting in Weimar under Profs. Jürgen Puschbeck and Gunter Kahlert. Currently, she studies early-music singing in Leipzig under Gundula Anders to expand her knowledge in old music and singing. She participated in masterclasses under Profs. Jörg-Peter Weigle, Michael Gläser, Thomas Eitler-de Lint and Morten Schuldt-Jensen. In this context she worked with choirs such as the NDR-Chor, the opera choir Leipzig and the Philharmonischer Chor Berlin. Since 2017, Franziska Kuba is scholarship holder of the Dirigentenforum of the German Musikrat. In 2018, she qualified for the international masterclass of the Rundfunkchor Berlin under Gijs Leenars and Stefan Parkman. In her freelance work she has been working with the Vocalconsort Leipzig since 2015 and was finally announced as its choirmaster in 2018. Since 2016, she frequently prepared the GewandhausChor musically for conductors like Gregor Meyer, Andris Nelsons or Herbert Blomstedt. She lectures choir conducting at the Musikhochschule Freiburg for Prof. Frank Markowitsch. In 2017, she assisted the music director of the Opera Festival in Immling, Cornelia von Kerssenbrock. Furthermore, she was the choirmaster of the Swakopmunder Musikwoche in Namibia. For the season 2018/2019, she is the choirmaster for a production of Goethe’s Faust at the Schaupielhaus Leipzig under the direction of Enrico Lübbe and the composer Peer Baierlein.

 
 

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