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Art Song Masterclasses

Art Song Masterclasses


The Art Song masterclasses are for singers (18 years and older) and vocal accompanists. Participants will receive a 30 minute masterclass from Art Song specialist, Professor Albie van Schalkwyk. Pianists who are interested in honing their skills in vocal accompaniment are encouraged to participate. Participants must prepare an art song in its original language and will be expected to bring along and know a translation of the art song should it not be in English. ​The masterclasses will take place over two sessions. 


Prof. Albie van Schalkwyk (UCT) will conduct the art song masterclasses for both singers and collaborative pianists. He is one of South Africa's most experienced and beloved vocal accompanists and chamber musicians and is known for his passion and ability to share his skills and knowledge with young musicians. He possesses the ability to reveal the nuances and subtleties of this special art form to both singers and pianists. His masterclasses at the 2017 UPMF elicited enthusiastic responses and without a doubt both participants and observers will benefit once again.
Session 1
Monday 13th August 2018 from 08:30–12:30
Session 2
Tuesday 14th August 2018 from 08:00–12:00

Individual lessons 

​R150 per 30 min masterclass 


Observers for individual lessons
R50 per session, R100 for both sessions



Dr Hanli Stapela
Music Department, University of Pretoria
0002 Pretoria
Tel: (012) 420 3747 or (012) 420 5467
Fax (012) 420 2248
e-mail: [email protected] 

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