Prof. Thomas  Steinhöfel

Prof. Thomas Steinhöfel

Professor of Artistic Song Interpretation and Repetition, Director of the Department of Piano

Subject/Instrument: Artistic Song Interpretation, Repetition

Fürstenhaus – Main Building


  • born in Königsee (Thuringia)
  • first piano tuition aged five
  • attendance of the Music High School Weimar / Belvedere
  • 1982–88, studies at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar; piano with Prof. Volkmar Lehmann, Lied interpretation with Prof. Ludwig Bätzel, and chamber music with Prof. Martin Högner
  • two-year scholarship at the conservatoire 'Franz Liszt' Budapest with Attila Nemethy, Ferenc Rados, and Emilia Varasdy
  • master classes with Victor Mershanov, Bernard Ringeissen, Peter Feuchtwanger, Jürgen Uhde, and Peter Schreier
  • since 1990, tutor for piano, Lied interpretation, and repertoire studies at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar
  • since 1993, professor at the LISZT University
  • official piano accompanist at the Weimar Masterclasses and the International LOUIS SPOHR Competition for Young Violinists, hosted by the LISZT University
  • concerts as soloist, chamber musician, and Lied accompanist in Germany, France, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Rumania, the Netherlands, Brazil, and the USA
  • invited to give courses in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland, and Brazil

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