Sebastian Vittucci

Is currently Professor of Voice Performance at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.

Born in New York, he performed his first leading roles in drama and musical productions.  After graduating magna cum lauda from the Eastman School of Music (studying voice with Yi Kwei Sze, Anna Kaskas and John Maloy) he obtained his Masters Degree in Voice at the University of Michigan (studying with Eva Likova and Stanley Cornett).

Further intensive training for three years in the Lake George Summer Opera Studio with Cynthia Auerbach. He received his Masters Degree in Lied and Oratorio at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna (studying with Anton Dermota and Gerhard Kahry). Advanced studies with Carol Blaickner-Mayo, Hilde Zadek, Elena Nicolaidi, Sena Jurinac, Andrea Mellis and Cornelius Reid.

Sebastian Vittucci trained intensively for four years in the Feldenkrais Method® and received his official license as a Practitioner in 1995 by the International Feldenkrais Foundation.

He has performed in all of the major concert halls of Vienna as a soloist with orchestra with well known conductors (Luciano Berio, Lothar Zagrosek) Soloist debut at the Salzburg Music Festival 1985 in the opera "Saint Francois d'Assise" by Olivier Messiaen, with the composer present.

For the past twenty-five years Sebastian Vittucci has been teaching singing in Vienna. Since 1995 he also taught as a Feldenkrais Practitioner. In 1990 he was appointed to the voice teaching faculties of both the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the Konservatorium Wien where he developed and taught the course "Feldenkrais® for Singers”. Vittucci was chosen to head the Vocal Studies Program and held this position until 2003 when he was appointed Professor of Voice at the Vienna University for Music and Performing Arts.

From 2010 -2011 he was trained in the system of body efficiency known as Spiraldynamik® receiving his qualification in Level Basic.