Liedakademie


This is where the Lied scene of tomorrow meets! At the heart of the Liedakademie are the master classes with Artistic Director Thomas Hampson. Concert performances in Berlin and Heidelberg and professional coaching round off the year-round support program for young singers and pianists.

What began in 2011 as a highly condensed course offering as part of the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival has developed into a year-round support program for young singers and pianists from all over the world. The master classes with the Artistic Director of the Academy Thomas Hampson will take place as part of the total of four work phases of the Liedakademie in Berlin and Heidelberg, some of which will be held publicly in front of an audience and via livestream. In addition, the young artists can be experienced in performances, some with specially curated programs, in Berlin’s Pierre Boulez Hall and at the Liedfestival in Heidelberg.

A wide variety of coaching, workshop and discussion formats with different lecturers provide inspiring professional impulses and help to reflect on one’s own artistic work. Get-Togethers and free attendance at concerts of the Heidelberger Frühling Lied Festival round out the year-round support program. They enable the scholarship holders to establish lasting contacts and become part of the dense network of the Liedzentrum.

In recent years, innovative projects have emerged from the Liedakademie, such as the staged Lied.Lab DIA_LOG and the short film project LIED ME! In addition, many former scholarship holders such as Nadine Sierra, Benjamin Appl and Elsa Dreisig have gone on to successful and impressive careers.


Scholarship Holders 2022/23

Stipendiat*innen 2022/2023

143 talented pianists and singers from all over the world applied online for the 2022/23 year of the Liedakademie. Of the 45 who were allowed to present their skills at the auditions in Heidelberg, 11 were accepted into the high-caliber, year-round sponsorship program.

Mira Alkhovic Soprano
Alla Belova Piano
Josua Bernbeck Baritone
Gerrit Illenberger Baritone
David Kennedy Baritone
Cole Knutson Piano
Lyla Levy-Jordan Mezzo-soprano/Alto
Birita Poulsen Soprano
Jonas Müller Baritone
Jakob Schad Bass baritone/Bass
Nadine Süssenbach Mezzo-soprano/Alto
Yuriko Watanabe Piano

Audition & Module I
October 11-15, 2022, Heidelberg

Module II
January 16-22, 2023
Schubert Week, Pierre Boulez Saal, Berlin*
The Workshops and the Closing Concert are streamed live.

Module III
April 20-23, 2023, Heidelberg

Module IV
June 11 – 17, 2023, Liedfestival 2023, Heidelberg


*Modul III in cooperation with the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin