Vienna Vocal Intensive

...stay tuned for performance opportunities, master classes, Q&A, and virtual events throughout the 2020/2021 season!

Our full program and June 2020 dates have been postponed to summer 2021.

Perform - Career Consultations - Masterclasses - Exclusive Excursions

Selected singers for the exclusive Vienna Vocal Intensive will perform for an international audience, receive career consultations from artist managers, Q&A sessions with distinguished faculty and artistic directors, and masterclasses from American soprano Linda Watson and Austrian Conductor/Pianist Christian Koch. Christian Koch has accompanied several world renowned artists, including Thomas Hampson, Bernarda Fink, Luca Pisaroni, and Michael Schade. 
The Vienna Vocal Intensive hosted by Voice Academy SOL and TAKE THIS WALTZ is a musical and cultural program designed for classical voice students and emerging artists in Vienna, Austria.
Classes and performances will take place at Vienna International Airport at the new Office Park 4 concert hall.​​ Cultural excursions and performances 
will take place in Vienna.
Instruction will be conducted in English​.​

Musical & Cultural Program

This exclusive program offers selected singers the opportunity to :
perform in the brand new concert hall at the Vienna International Airport
receive career consultations
participate in Opera and Lieder masterclasses with KS Linda Watson and Christian Koch
engage in Q&A sessions with distinguished faculty
receive vocal coaching
enjoy cultural activities focused on classical music life in Vienna - The Capital of Music
  • including, but not limited to ...
    • Vienna opera performance & dinner at the infamous Ristorante Sole 

    • a Q&A and tour with Matthias Naske, CEO & Artistic Director of the Wiener Konzerthaus

    • private tours of historic venues such as the Beethovenhaus Vienna and Mozarthaus Vienna

    • a visit to a local Heuriger for a traditional outdoor dining experience

    • tours & mass at Stephansdom and Augustinerkirche, where Marie Antoinette was married

Distinguished Faculty

Linda Watson - Soprano & Kammersängerin of the Vienna State Opera

Christian Koch - Conductor & Coach 

Leonid Belaieff - Pianist, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

Hafez Babashahi - Pianist & Artistic Director Liederfestival Wiener Lieder Herbst

Christopher J. Hoh, Composer/Diplomat/Consultant - former Vice Ambassador to Austria

Notable Artist Managers - TBD Josef Hussek Artistic Consultant Salzburg Easter Festival

Austrian Journalists

How to Apply 

Please email the following to


one reference name

one audio or video recorded link of an opera aria or Lied 

Application Fee $25 USD


Mia Laska - Nini Zimmer - Katharina Apburg

Peter de Leeuw, Head of Development at VIE

"The real world favors confidence, tenacity and an entrepreneurial outlook - three things every music student cultivates."

- Liz Ryan, Author


Tuition includes: the performance and cultural program; concert performances, career consultations, vocal coaching, masterclasses, Q&A sessions with distinguished faculty, Vienna excursions & local transportation. $2900
Airfare & lodging not included in tuition.
This boutique program is schedule for summer 2021.

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