Alexander Schmalcz Chamber Music Master Class at the Liszt Academy

29 January 2024

The master class will focus on the genre of song. The master class is open to pianists, singers and vocal-piano duos.



Tuesday 27 February 2024, 10.00–13.00 & 15.00–18.00

Wednesday 28 February 2024, 10.00–13.00 & 13.00–15.00



Liszt Academy Main Building, Room I

(1061 Budapest, Liszt Ferenc tér 8.)


Participation options & application:

Active participants:

  • Only pianists, singers and vocal-piano duos formed by students of the Liszt Academy may apply with the members’ names, their instruments (or singing), and pieces to be performed at the master class. You can apply using the online form below (on the form, fill in the names in the first two blocks).
  • Application deadline: Tuesday 20 February 2024, Midnight

Passive participants:

  • The master class is open to all passive participants free of charge, no prior registration is required.
  • The University will not issue a certificate of attendance for passive participants.


Online application is already closed

Alexander Schmalcz


From early on, Alexander Schmalcz has worked with legendary singers such as Peter Schreier, Edita Gruberova, Grace Bumbry and Anna Tomowa-Sintow.

A close collaboration with Matthias Goerne as well as numerous performances with singers such as Daniel Behle, Konstantin Wolff, Stephan Loges, Inessa Galante, Eva Mei, Rachel Frenkel and Chen Reiss has shaped his career.

His chamber music partners include Céline Moinet, Albrecht Mayer, Dimitri Ashkenazy and Tatjana Masurenko.

As a sought after song accompanist, Alexander Schmalcz can be heard regularly in important cultural centres of Europe, the Americas, Japan and Korea and performs at international festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Schleswig-Holstein Musikfestival, Tanglewood Festival, Prague Spring Festival and Schwetzinger Festspiele. He appears at Teatro alla Scala Milan, Wiener Staatsoper, Staatsoper München, Théâtre du Châtelet, Amphithéâtre of Opera Bastille, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kölner Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Wigmore Hall London, Seoul Arts Center, Tokyo Opera City Hall and KIOI Hall Tokyo to name a few.

His comprehensive repertoire is documented on numerous CDs and broadcasts for German, British, Austrian, Dutch and Japanese radio and TV stations.

Alexander Schmalcz also orchestrated songs by Franz Schubert which were commissioned by Matthias Goerne. The transcriptions have since enjoyed great international claim with performances by the Berliner Philharmoniker, at the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York, the Wiener Symphoniker Frühlingskonzert at Musikverein Wien as well as with Dresdner Kapellsolisten at the Frauenkirche Dresden.

Alexander Schmalcz received his first piano lessons as a chorister in the Dresden Kreuzchor. He studied at Musikhochschule Dresden and Utrecht Conservatoire before accomplishing his studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Iain Burnside and Graham Johnson.

Alexander Schmalcz is holding a professorship for song interpretation at the Leipzig Musikhochschule and gives international master classes.