Dietrich Erbelding first concertized with the Heidelberg Symphony at age seven. He toured Europe and the Middle East as a concert pianist and accompanist for five years.
He was coach and conductor at the Heidelberg, Hof and Regensburg operas and acting Music Director at Mannheim National Theater. He worked as assistant to Hans Knappertsbusch, Wolfgang Sawallisch and Herbert v. Karajan; performed at the Salzburg and Edinbourgh Festivals. He has coached renowned opera stars Eva Molnar, Ingeborg Hallstein, Erika Koth, Fritz Wunderlich, Sona Cervena, Gerhard Stolze, Sylvia Anderson and Janis Martin. He has appeared as guest conductor all over Europe, Venezuela and the U.S.
He taught at Mannheim Musikhochschule, Academia della Musica, San Cristobal, Venezuela, Musashino University, Tokyo, Japan, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, UC Santa Cruz and Crestmont Conservatory. He founded Pocket Coach Publications, which produces coaching CDs, translations and music books for singers.
|Phone Number||(510) 785-1739|
|Instruments/Types||Voice coaching, voice teaching|
|Age Range of Students||19 and up|
|Education||Ph.D. in Music at the Heidelberg University in Germany|
|Number of Years Teaching||30|
|Institutional Affiliation||Was coach and conductor at the Heidelberg, Hof and Regensburg opera houses, acting Music Director at Mannheim National Theater, taught at Mannheim Musikhochschule, Academia della Musica in San Cristobal, Venezuela; Musashino University in Tokyo, Japan. Taught at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, UC Santa Cruz, and Crestmont Conservatory.|
|Private Lessons or Ensemble Coaching||Both|
|Method||Voice technique, diction coaching, accompaniments|
|Music Style(s) Taught||Classical|
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