The Finnish soprano Hanna Rantala pays tribute to her teacher Tom Krause, who has died, aged 79.
photo: Marion Kalter/Lebrecht Music&Arts
Tom Krause was one of my voice teachers. I attended numerous master classes and learned to know his gentle, humorous and wise way of teaching and living. He wasn’t only a great singer and artist, he was a warm-hearted human being and a wonderful teacher. In the beginning of each master class he would often state, that we’re all together on an exiting adventure towards learning how to sing.