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Katja Vanessa Parmar is a qualified native German language teacher/coach/editor with a BA in Literature and Linguistics and an MA in Phonetics from UCL. She is also a trained singer and specialises in German for singers.

Katja has been teaching and coaching German to individuals and groups since 1995.

Organisations where she has worked include:

  • Garsington Opera (Die Zauberflöte, 2018; Fidelio, 2020; Der Rosenkavalier, 2021)
  • Royal Opera House, London (Die Zauberflöte 2003, 2019, 2021; Young Artists Programme since 2003: Phaedra 2019; Die Sieben Todsünden & Mahagonny Songspiel 2021; Pierrot Lunaire, Fledermaus (excerpt) 2022, Tannhäuser, Wozzeck 2022/23
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra (Götterdämmerung, Jurowski 2024)
  • The English Concert (Brockes Passion, Händel, Harry Bicket 2024)
  • Welsh National Opera House (Salome, Ariadne auf Naxos)
  • Stadttheater Freiburg (Tannhäuser, Parsifal, Oscar und die Dame in Rosa)
  • Hampstead Garden Opera (Hänsel und Gretel 2023)
  • Recordings: EMI records, London (Collection of German Arias and Songs); Schubert/ Strauß songs (Brindley Sherratt, Julius Drake 2023); Donizetti song (Opera Rara: Nicola Alaimo, Carlo Rizzi 2023)
  • BBC singers, London (Der Fliegende Holländer; sacred music)
  • London City Orchestra (Johannes-Passion, 2023)
  • Royal Academy of Music, London (German coach and teacher) 
  • Royal College of Music (German coach since 2023)
  • Trinity College of Music, London (Phonetics teacher) 
  • City Literary Institute (Head of German)
  • King’s College London (German teacher) 
  • City University (Examining speech therapy students) 
  • Goethe Institute, Freiburg (Phonetics trainer and German teacher) 
  • Sprachlehrinstitut of the University Freiburg (Phonetics trainer and German teacher) 
  • Foreign & Commonwealth Office
  • Katja is the primary editor of Jacquelyn Stucker’s translation and phonetic transcription of Alban Berg’s Wozzeck published by Pendragon Press, 2020Katja Parmar Coaching and Teach places