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"To become a successful singer requires more than merely a good technique."

~ Margreet Honig


"Unfortunately -due to the COVID-19 measures- the courses Zen, Singing and Acting 2020 and the Summer Academy Special : Il Recitativo 2020 have been cancelled. The Margreet Honig Summer Academy will still take place from the 23rd untill the 29th of August in Austria. The Foundation strives to stay on top of the developments. An update is expected end of June. Applications and information:" 

Zen, Zang en Spel / Cancelled
The summer course Zen, Singing and Acting started in 2009 at L'Huy Preau, France. During six days participants will work on vocal singing technique and also on physical and mental awareness. There will be lessons in acting, zen meditation next to vocal technique. This course fits perfectly in the philosophy of Margreet Honig: "I don't want to see a singer but a singing human being."

The teaching team for this course consists of Margreet Honig (individual singing lessons), Marc Brookhuis (Zen) and Elsina Jansen (group lessons in acting/drama).
The course accommodates a maximum of ten international singers yearly.

4 – 11 juli 2020 in L’Huy Préau, Frankrijk (
For further information, please email Marc Brookhuis at

Please also watch the beautiful TV documentary ‘Zang, Zen en Spel’:

Margreet Honig Summer Academy
The Margreet Honig Summer Academy (MHSA) also offers students the possibilty to develop their skills and personalities in diverse fields. During a five-day course at Schloss Weinberg in Austria, students receive intensive lessons in singing, acting and meditation.
The MHSA annually selects twenty talented students from all over the world who are coached by a staff of six teachers, Margreet Honig amongst them.

23 – 29 augustus 2020, Schloss Weinberg, Austria.
For further information, please email

Teach the Teacher
The workshop ‘Teach the Teacher’ is all about collaboration. Here vocal teachers and students get together in order to strenghten and develop each other through intensive questioning and discussion.
The workshops will be supervised by Margreet Honig, who is very eager to share her insights and experiences with the future generation of vocal teachers.
Some of these teachers will also appear as guests at both ‘Zen, Singing and Acting’ and the Margreet Honig Summer Academy.

Margreet Honig Summer Academy – Il Recitativo | Cancelled
Sung recitatives are essential to the narrative of many operas. Often, however, the execution of these recitatives falls short. Margreet Honig considers it a matter of the utmost importance that greater attention be paid to this aspect of the profession.
The Margreet Honig Foundation organizes in 2020 the summer course Il Recitativo, This five-day course focuses entirely on how to sing and act recititatives.
Teachers in this course are vocal teacher Maarten Koningsberger, opera director David Prins and pianist Luba Podgayskaya. On the last day participants will give a concert.

3 – 7 augustus 2020, Amsterdam
For further information, please email

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