Edith Wiens is one of the world’s most distinguished vocal teachers. She has more recently taught at the Juilliard School in New York, where she also served as Chair of the Voice Faculty. Professor Wiens is the founder and director of the Internationale Meistersinger Akademie. As well as teaching regularly at the Munich Opera Studio, she continues to give masterclasses at the Studios of Opera Frankfurt, Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, Hannover and Zurich Opera. Edith Wiens is a Visiting Professor at the Royal College of Music in London, and also teaches the singers of the Opera Course at the Royal Academy. Since 2019 she has been privileged to lead the Vocal Residency of the Festival of Aix-en-Provence, and has further taught in Salzburg, Chicago Ryan Center, Vienna, the Lindemann Program of the Metropolitan Opera, Ravinia, Toronto, Oslo, Essen and Warsaw.
Prof. Wiens´ students are engaged by the world’s major houses: the Metropolitan Opera New York, Chicago Lyric Opera, Dallas Opera, Houston Grand Opera, London Covent Garden, Munich National Opera, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Dresden, Hamburg, Hannover, Amsterdam, Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Vienna State Opera, Glyndebourne Festival, Salzburg Festival, La Scala, Paris Bastille and Chatelet, and the Festival Aix-en-Provence. They have sung concerts in Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the London Proms as well as with the Berlin Philharmonic and in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg.
Her students are also prize-winners of many prestigious international competitions including Operalia, the Glyndebourne Cup, the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Vinas, ARD, Gerda Lissner, George London Foundation, Opera Index, Kosciutszko Foundation, Sarah Tucker Study and Career Grants, Emerging Lincoln Center Artist, Intern. Hugo-Wolf Competition, Intern. Robert-Schumann Competition, the Dallas Opera Guild, Das Lied International Art-Song Competition, Mirjam Helin Intern. Competition Helsinki, Bilbao, Savonnlina Finland, Montreal, Warsaw´s Moniuszko, and Rising Stars.
Edith Wiens is proud that several of her singers are also successful on Broadway. She has also mentored various students who have been given responsible voice-teaching positions.
In her own illustrious career, the soprano Edith Wiens sang regularly, among many others, with the Berlin Philharmonic, the Cleveland Symphony, New York Philharmonic, often opening the season under Kurt Masur, all orchestras in London and Paris, Israel Philharmonic, Munich Philharmonic and the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Ms Wiens was an avid recitalist, enjoying invitations to Wigmore Hall and the Vienna Musikverein, as well as Carnegie Hall, the Salle Gaveau in Paris and the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. Seiji Ozawa, Nicolaus Harnoncourt, Bernard Haitink and Andrew Davis were among her opera conductors – with them, she sang in Glyndebourne (Donna Anna), in Japan (Ilia), and in Amsterdam (again Donna Anna), in Buenos Aires (Figaro Contessa). Edith Wiens also sang in the Santa Fe Festival. She was the recipient of many awards, among them the Grammy, Diapson d´Or, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Edith Wiens lives in Munich with her husband Kai Moser. Their two sons Johannes Moser and Benjamin Moser are also musicians.