Thomas Hampson © Jiyang Chen
Mo 4 Oct 10:00
Middle Hall Brucknerhaus Linz
Thomas Hampson
Master Class

Hampson and his pupils

For forty years he has been at home not only in all the great opera houses, but also in the most prestigious concert halls in the world, and ranks as one of the most charismatic and influential singers of our time: Thomas Hampson. As a recognized expert for the songs of Gustav Mahler and Hugo Wolf – in 2017 he and his accompanist of many years, Wolfram Rieger, were awarded the Hugo Wolf Medal by the international Hugo Wolf Academy – he will be passing on his knowledge and experience to the younger generation within the framework of the International Bruckner Festival 2021. In a series of exclusive master classes, taking place between 4th and 6th October in the Middle Hall of the Linz Brucknerhaus, we can experience the star baritone from a different side: as an empathetic teacher and a born communicator.  The master classes, in the course of which eight selected singers will work with Thomas Hampson on the songs of Wolf and Mahler, is accessible to all admission free. They will thus open up fresh perspectives on these masterly works and on the supreme art of lieder-singing to the public as well as the performers, culminating in a concert given by the participants at the end of the course.



Monday to Wednesday from 10.a.m.


Final Concert

Wednesday at 7.30 p.m.


Lieder by

Hugo Wolf (1860–1903)

Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)


Thomas Hampson | Director

Eight young singers

Bernadette Bartos | Piano

Daniel Gerzenberg | Piano