Ursula  Lenk

Ursula Lenk

Artistic Teacher of Accompaniment at the Department of Vocal Studies and Theatre

Subject/Instrument: Accompaniment

Beethovenhaus Belvedere

  • 1955: Born in Mühltroff (Vogtland)
  • 1965 - 1972: Attended the Specialist Music School in Weimar (Belvedere)
  • 1969: First concert with Staatskapelle Weimar. Won second prize in the DDR’s improvisation competition in piano (Weimar) in the same year
  • 1969: Advanced lessons in improvisation under Professor K Rainer Böhme
  • 1972 - 1977: Degree from the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar under professors Juliana Lerche and Ingeborg Herkomer, graduating with a diploma
  • 1975: First prize in the DDR’s improvisation competition
  • 1977: Honorary diploma from the International Robert Schumann Competition in Zwickau
  • 1977 - 1979: Degree at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, student under the renowned piano teacher Máthé Miklosné
  • Masterclasses under Professor Amadeus Webersinke, Professor Georg Halmos, Professor Ludwig Hoffmann, Professor Dieter Zechlin, Peter Solymos and Dubravka Tomšič
  • 1979 to present: Teacher at the University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar, and at the Specialist Music School until 1984, including as a répétiteur for horn, clarinet and trombone, then répétiteur for violin, viola, cello and double bass in the Strings department
  • 1992 to present: Répétiteur in the Vocal Studies and Theatre department, now known as the Department of Vocal Studies and Theatre

Notable activities

  • Second prize at the International Music Festival in Gdansk (1981)
  • Official accompanist for cello at the International Johann Sebastian Bach competition in Leipzig (1988)
  • Accompanist for students at national and international competitions, for example, for violin, cello and double bass in Markneukirchen and for singing in Oslo
  • Influence on musical life in Weimar and the region:
    • Ballet répétiteur at the Nationaltheater Weimar
    • Accompanist for the ‘Ameisenkinder’ school choir
    • Piano evenings, including at the Liszt House in Weimar
  • Co-designer of numerous literary and musical programmes, particularly on classical German literature
  • Accompanist for applicants for orchestral positions at theatres in Thuringia
  • Radio and TV recordings and concerts as a soloist, chamber musician and song accompanist in numerous cities in Germany and abroad (Poland, Lithuania, Hungary, France, Switzerland, Norway, Spain and South Korea)

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