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From September 7 to 11, 2020 Frieder Bernius, an internationally renowned conductor and masterclass teacher, was teaching his second conducting masterclass after having invited conductors to Stuttgart to a conducting academy for the first time in 2016. To pass his experience and expertise on to the next generation, Bernius invited conductors and conducting students from all over the world to his hometown Stuttgart.

During this year's academy, participants rehearsed and performed a concert featuring baroque repertoire with Kammerchor Stuttgart, the chamber choir founded by Frieder Bernius. This professional and experienced ensemble provided the possibility to enhance artistic ideas and create particularly special performances. Historically-informed interpretation was taught during the academy.

Impressions and pictures from this year's conducting academy will follow!