Congratulations to Marie Maidowski, Laura Mayer and Martina Baroni

In the coming 24/25 season, Marie Maidowski will join the Opera Studio of the Hamburg State Opera, Laura Mayer the Opera Studio at the Norwegian Opera in Oslo and Martina Baroni a permanent engagement at the Deutsche Oper Berlin.


Congratulations to Viktoria Matt

Viktoria Matt won third prize in this year’s competition for the Richard Wagner Young Talent Award in Leipzig and also received a scholarship for the Bayreuth Festival.


Congratulations to Martina Baroni and Jakob Schad

Martina Baroni and Jakob Schad received prizes for singing at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy University Competition 2024 in Berlin.

Congratulations to Martina Baroni

Martina Baroni won the first prize and the prize for the best female voice in Italy at the 27th edition of the „Gaetano Zinetti“ International Competition 2023!

Congratulations to Marie Maidowski

Marie Maidowski (soprano) and YoungSeob Jeon (piano) won as a song duo at the „International Vocal Competition ’s-Hertogenbosch“ both the 2nd prize and the prize for the best interpretation of a work by a composer.

Congratulations to Marie Maidowski

Marie Maidowski was selected as a 2023 scholarship recipient of the Deutscher Bühnenverein.

Workshop and Individual Coaching "Stage Presence and Moderation" with Christiane Iven

Workshop with impulses and exercises on the topic of stage presence and moderation as part of the competition „Ton und Erklärung“ in the subject singing.


Congratulations to Julia Duscher

Julia Duscher is a member of the choir of the Bayerischer Rundfunk since February 2023!

Congratulations to Katja Maderer

At the International Competition for Lied Art of the Hugo Wolf Academy Stuttgart 2022, Katja Maderer and her duo partner Amadeus Wiesensee received the special prize for the best interpretation of a contemporary song.

Congratulations to Elisabeth Freyhoff

Elisabeth Freyhoff has received a scholarship from the Deutscher Bühnenverein.

Congratulations to Heidi Baumgartner

Heidi Baumgartner is a permanent member of the Bavarian Radio Choir from September 2022!

Congratulations to Verena Kronbichler

Verena Kronbichler will be a member of the Opera Studio of Deutsche Oper am Rhein from the upcoming season 2022/23!

Vocal workshop for Lied – „Die Sprache beim Wort nehmen“

28.02. – 03.03.2022

with Christiane Iven (vocals), Burkhard Kehring (piano), Maria Hartmann (actress and speaker)

Internationale Hugo Wolf Akademie (IHWA) 44. Stuttgarter Meisterklasse für Lied

D:iven Like on Instagram

From now on you can follow Christiane Iven’s work and the activities of the students on Instagram as well. Welcome to the account.

Study Trip 2021

Study trip with the singing class of HMTM from 06.09. – 15.09.2021 with concerts in Montecastelli

Congratulations to Ayelet Kagan

From march 2021, Ayelet Kagan will be part of the Ensemble of Schleswig-Holsteinisches Landestheater in Flensburg for the end of the season and for 2021/2022!

Congratulations to Katja Maderer

At the “Bundeswettbewerb Gesang” 2020 Katja Maderer was awarded the 3rd prize in the junior category.

Congratulations to Céline Akçağ

Céline Akçağ was repeatetly selected for the extensive sponsorship program for musicians of Migros-Kulturprozent in Switzerland.

Congratulations to Katja Maderer

Katja Maderer was awarded a sponsorship prize in singing by the Konzertgesellschaft München. This award is conncted to a recital at Schloss Steppberg and a concert with Bach-Chor München.


Congratulations to Henrike Henoch

Henrike Henoch will be a permanent member of the ensemble at the Stadttheater Passau from the season 2020/21. Good luck for the start of her professional life!

Free semester

From August 2020 to March 2021, Prof. Christiane Iven is in a free semester for an artistic development project. Seven months of reading, researching and writing only. She will not teach during this time and will offer master classes again from March 2021.

Congratulations to Damien Gastl

Damien Gastl will be a member of the opera studio at the Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg starting with the coming season. In addition, this summer he will sing the title role in the opera production “Don Giovanni” at the Festival Styriarte in Graz, which will be a concert production due to Covid-19.

Vocal workshopat Forum Artium

From March 2 to March 8, 2020

Christiane Iven gives a master class with Chiho Togawa (piano) at the “Academy for Music and International Master Courses – Forum Artium” in Georgsmarienhütte.

Congratulations to Elena Harsány

Elena Harsány is a scholarship holder of the renowned Académie Orsay-Royaumont!

Congratulations to Iris Marie Sojer

D:iven alumni news:

In the critics` survey of Opernwelt 2019 and NRW (North Rhine-Westphalia) three alumni were nominated in the category „Best up-and-coming singers“!

Study trip to Montecastelli

Great anticipation!

We are once again guests at “Science and Music – Associazione Il Poggio” from 18.9.-29.9., a wonderful meeting place for musicians and scientists in Tuscany!

Congratulations to Elena Harsány

Elena Harsány (soprano) will be a permanent member of the ensemble at the Oldenburg State Theater from the 2019/2020 season.

Congratulations to Corinna Scheurle

From the season 2019/20 Corinna Scheurle will be a member of the ensemble at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. Congratulations!

Vocal workshop in Rostock

23.08. – 30.08.2019

Christiane Iven (voice)
with Henning Lucius (piano)

Summer campus – 24th International Master Classes at the University of Music and Theatre Rostock

Congratulations to Vero Miller

Vero Miller will be a member of the ensemble Staatstheater Kassel from the 19/20 season!