June 18-25, 2023 

Musical & Cultural Program

Vienna Intensive is a curated musical and cultural program that takes place in Austria hosted by Solmaaz Adeli, mezzo-soprano and Founder of Voice Academy SOL

Artists participate in professional-led classes, perform in concert, work with distinguished faculty, and have the chance to network with peers and enjoy the great city of Vienna as well as the beautiful Austrian countryside.

Performances, classes, and excursions will take place at locations in Vienna as well as Vila Vita Pannonia on the edge of National Park Neudsiedler Lake. The program will be conducted in English. Click here for Booklet.


This program offers artists the opportunity to :

  • perform in Vienna - "The City of Music” and Vila Vita Pannonia in Burgenland

  • work with distinguished faculty

  • meet and engage in q&a with industry leaders

  • tour select historic venues in Vienna and dine at acclaimed restaurants Ristorante Sole & Figlmüller Vienna

Distinguished Faculty

Christopher J. Hoh (Summer 2022)

Artist Consultant, Composer, Diplomat - former Vice Ambassador to Austria

Hafez Babashahi (Summer 2022)

Pianist & Artistic Director Wiener Lieder Herbst 

Petra Giacalone (Summer 2022)

Italian Conductor, Pianist, Vocal & Diction Coach

Leonid Belaieff

Pianist, Coach, Conductor 

KS Linda Watson

Soprano & Kammersängerin of the Vienna State Opera

Christian Koch

Conductor, Pianist, & Coach, Mr. Koch has accompanied world renowned artists Thomas Hampson, Bernarda Fink, Luca Pisaroni, and Michael Schade 

Special Guests

Senator Walter J. Gerbautz - Aki Nuredini - Hedi Grager - Linda Villarreal Paierl


The Vienna Intensive is an enriching and memorable experience. Sol has curated the perfect balance of culture, performance opportunities, professional development, and musical growth for every participant. Not only is Sol knowledgeable about all things Viennese, she is well connected and provided many opportunities for us to meet other artists and professionals in Vienna. Solmaaz’ attention to detail every step of the way made it possible for participants to immerse themselves in Vienna.  My experience with Vienna Intensive has enriched my life as a performer, composer, and educator.  Thank you, Sol!


-Wendi Kirby, NCTM

Pianist, Composer, Educator

“Sol is a true pleasure to work with, sensitive in leading and adapting to circumstances, extremely knowledgeable…we feel lucky to have had the opportunity to work with her.” 

- Orchard String Duo, Aden&Andrew Barbuta

In this, my first trip to Vienna, I anticipated meeting interesting people attached to the Vienna Intensive.  I also looked forward to the master classes, singing in new venues and attending rich cultural and historic events.  The program delivered!  Beyond that, participants formed deep relationships in a short time.  The Vienna Intensive operates with a special alchemy.  I cannot wait to participate next year!
-Sydney M., mezzo-soprano

Tuition & Application

Tuition pays for the scheduled program - travel, lodging, and other expenditures are separate
Tier 1 Emerging Artists - Active Participants  $1800 USD
Tier 2 Adult Performers - Active Participants $1500 USD
Tier 3 Supporters of the Arts - Passive Participants $500 USD
Email  voiceacademysol@gmail.com   one reference / one recording 

Travel Resources


*When you stay within the Ring you can walk to downtown Vienna / 1st District - when you stay outside the Ring it is generally a 15 minute ride on public transportation.

Hotel am Schubertring - Hotel Steigenberger Wien - 25hours Hotel Vienna - The Student Hotel Vienna