International Online Lied Masterclass with Helmut Deutsch

The international online masterclass with Helmut Deutsch will take place for the second time in February 2021. Students from all over the world are invited to take part in a masterclass, dedicated exclusively to the German song repertoire.

Helmut Deutsch

Helmut Deutsch is one of the most sought-after and successful song accompanists in the world. Born in Vienna, he studied at the Conservatory, at the Music Academy and at the university in his hometown, received the composition award of the city of Vienna and became a professor at the age of 24. While he was still a student, his main interest was in song, but he also worked for several decades as a chamber musician in all imaginable formations with many world-class instrumentalists. His international career as a song accompanist began with the soprano Irmgard Seefried, but the most important singer of his young years was Hermann Prey, whose permanent partner he was in several hundred concerts for twelve years. Subsequently, he worked with a large number of the most important song singers and played in all major music centers around the world. Helmut Deutsch was professor of “Liedgestaltung” in Vienna, Salzburg, Frankfurt and Munich, gives masterclasses worldwide and is a juror in numerous international competitions.

His current singing partners include Jonas Kaufmann, Diana Damrau, Piotr Beczala, Camilla Nylund, Michael Volle and Mauro Peter.

Masterclass Registration

Registration for the masterclass is possible for “active” and “passive” participants.

Active Participants

Active participants can participate actively at the masterclass. The selection will be based on a first come, first serve principal. There is a limited number of “active” participants.

Eligibility: Eligible are of course primarily song duos. For singers there is also the possibility to participate with a “passive” piano accompanist. In such a case, only the singer is taught.

There is no age limit, but a “professional” level is expected.

Following documents shall be submitted for the registration for “active” participants:

  • Completed application form (active participants)
  • Repertoire (only German songs)
  • Participation fee
  • Proof of payment
  • 1 scanned copy of passport
  • 3 YouTube video links to 3 songs from the repertoire
  • CV (in German or English)
  • Portrait photo (minimum size 4x6cm, resolution 300 dpi, format JPEG)

All required documents must be sent to by the following date:

February 7th, 2021, by 23:59 CET

Download Application Form Active

* Lessons are held in German or English. A translator is available for Korean.

Each lesson lasts 45 minutes. 3 songs have to be prepared per lesson. For each additional lesson, further 3 songs have to be prepared.

Passive Participants

“Passive” participants have the opportunity to participate in the masterclass as listeners. The places will be allocated according to the order of registration.

Following documents shall be submitted for the registration for “passive” participants:

  • Completed application form (passive participants)
  • Participation fee
  • Proof of payment

Download Application Form Passive

All required documents must be sent to

Schedule and Zoom

15th – 21st February 2021, via Zoom*

The active and passive participants will be contacted via email. They will receive the detailed time schedule and all further details to the accessibility to the Zoom meeting.

* Participants are advised to download Zoom ( to their device and, if possible, to use good quality cameras and microphones. Please make sure your internet connection is good, strong, stable and fast.

Program / Repertoire

Download Program and Repertoire list

The daily program will be available for download a week before the masterclass starts.

Daily Program

Monday | Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Participation Fee

The participation fee for each “active” participant is

  • EUR 120 for one lesson (45 minutes) / per Person

The participation fee for each “passive” participant is

  • EUR 30 per day

The registration fee has to be paid to the following account:

World Culture Networks GmbH

Bank name: Bank Austria

IBAN: AT22 1200 0506 7006 7093


Reference: HD Lied Masterclass NAME (it is essential to write your name in the reference!)

All bank charges incurred with the payment are borne by the participant.


World Culture Networks GmbH
c/o Herr Siwoung Song, MA
Opernring 1/R/608, 1010 Wien
Tel: +43 1 522 6243 82

WCN – World Culture Networks GmbH
Geschäftsführerin Hyo Sook Song
General Manager Siwoung Song, MA
Assistant Manager Zoya Anjum