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Juilliard School
(B.M., M.M. Honors)
Over 30,000+
coachings given



A vocal coach dedicated to help you unlock + unleash your voice to it's full potential -- so that you can become the singer you've always wanted to be.


Ms. Lilla Heinrich Szász is an American born, Transylvanian blooded vocal coach, speaker, youth leader, entrepreneur and founder of NXT Level Vocals. Her greatest passion is encouraging and empowering others to unlock + unleash their full potential, transforming their lives as well as others around them.


Lilla's been featured in Business InsiderWQXR RadiotruTVAlive Magazine, Opera TodaySeen & Heard Internationaland has won critical and international acclaim for her "appealing sound, agile coloratura and oversize wit." - The New York Times


A graduate of The Juilliard School with honors, she has studied vocal performance and pedagogy under the tutelage of Marlena Malas, vocal coach and mentor of Pavarotti.


She's performed on stage at Carnegie HallAlice Tully HallMerkin Concert Hall and has traveled around the globe to perform in Italy, Germany, France, Israel, Canada, and Austria. She's performed with the Saint Louis SymphonyWallingford Symphony OrchestraJuilliard Jazz OrchestraIsraeli Chamber Orchestra and Juilliard Orchestra led by Maestro Alan Gilbert and has been a judge on panel for over 2,000 performers at the 2019 Mid Atlantic Music Teachers Guild Competition.


She received Recognition of Excellence from the Tri-M Music Honors Society, and  has won the American Prize Competition (1st Prize)Joy in Singing CompetitionMetropolitan Opera National Council Eastern District CompetitionGiulio Gari International CompetitionNJ Teachers Association Competition (1st Place)Music Teacher's National Association Competition (1st Place), among many others.


Previous roles include Lucinde in Gluck’s Armide in a Metropolitan Opera and Juilliard Opera co production, Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro at Opera on the Avalon, Ella Burling in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline with the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Noémie in Cendrillon with Juilliard Opera under the baton of Emmanuel Villaume, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief – all with Juilliard Opera. Additionally, she has covered Georgettein La Rondine and Costanza in Riccardo Primo (Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), Sophiein Der Rosenkavalier and Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore (Chautauqua), Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni, Zhou in Kommilitonen, and Drusilla in L’Incoronazione di Poppea  (Juilliard).


WinnerJoy in Singing Competition | 2015

Winner - Juilliard Vocal Honors Recital Competition | 2013

Winner Metropolitan Opera National Competition Eastern District | 2013

Grant Winner Anna Sosenko Assist Trust Grant | 2013

1st Prize The American Prize Opera Competition | 2013

3rd Prize The American Prize Art Song Competition | 2013

Grant Winner Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans | 2011 - 2013

Winner SAI Competition in Voice, Chautauqua | 2012

Recipient The Juilliard Merit Scholarships | 2007 - 2011

First Prize The National Society for Arts and Letters Vocal Competition | 2011

First Prize The National Society for Arts and Letters Vocal Competition | 2010

Grant Winner Giulio Gari Foundation International Vocal Competition | 2010

Winner Amato Opera Competition | 2010

Grant Winner Lucrezia Bori Foundation Scholarship, Rome, Italy | 2010

Recipient International Vocal Arts Institute Merit Scholarship, Tel Aviv, Israel  | 2010

Recipient Songfest Marc and Eva Stern Fellowship, Malibu, CA | 2009

Grant Winner Bev Sellers Memorial Scholarship Vocal Competition | 2009

Recipient Académie France d'Eté de Nice Merit Scholarship  | 2008

Recipient University of Miami's Frost School Music Merit Scholarship in Salzburg, Austria  | 2007

Recipient Tri-M Music Honor Society Recognition of Excellence | 2007 - Current

1st Prize NJ Teachers Association Young Musicians Voice Competition | 2005

1st Prize Music Teachers National Association Performance State Competition | 2006

4th Place (out of 1500 competitors) NJ All State Chorus in Choral Performance | 2005

1st Place (out of 1500 competitors) NJ All State Chorus in Solo Performance | 2005


“The entire ensemble cast proved to be of the highest standard...a nice turn from Lilla Heinrich Szász as millworker Ella, who offered a limpid, pure vocal characterization.”

- James Sohre, Opera Today, June, 2015

“Soprano Lilla Heinrich Szász has impressed us since her days at Juilliard, eventually winning their 2013 Honor's Recital among many other honors, all richly deserved. She has a lively winning onstage personality and a glorious ringing instrument that she easily bends to her will...The two artists drew us in totally with Ms. Szász seemingly losing herself in the throes of religious ecstasy and Mr. Glen creating quite a storm in the piano.” 

- Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, Oct. 2015

“It was a triumph of casting, staging and performance last night as Juilliard Opera presented Jules Massenet's 1899 opera Cendrillon...Her daughters Noémie and Dorothée (here performed respectively by the excellent soprano Lilla Heinrich Szász...are neither vicious nor ridiculous, only privileged and controlled by their helicopter mother.”

- Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, April 2014

“Soprano Lilla Heinrich-Szász sang Sechs Lieder, Op. 48 of Edvard Grieg accompanied by Dan K. Kurland, a fine partnership if we ever heard one. Many moods were expressed and we especially enjoyed the lighthearted "Lauf der Welt" and "Die verschwiegene Nachtigall" and the always lovely "Ein Traum". Ms. Heinrich-Szász will have the stage to herself Saturday night at 8:30 and we will be there.”

- Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, March 2013

“The beautiful soprano Lilla Heinrich-Szász managed to create on short notice a beautiful recital with the collaborative pianist Lachan Glen... With a bright crystalline sound and melismatic skill, she performed several selections...”

- Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, March 2013

“Ms. Szász… fleshed out the fiendish difficulties of the vocal part. At one point, a particularly piercing, call-an-ambulance-now-caliber scream ignited a brief wave of laughter in the large, warmly responsive audience – a fitting end to an evening that would have had Cage himself smiling.”

- Bruce Hodges, Seen & Heard International, Feb. 2012

“Several performers stood-out... Lilla Heinrich Szász as Lucinde, who showed as she had several weeks before at a Juilliard concert under Christie’s direction that she has real affinity for 18th century French music.”

- DeCaffarrelli, Parterre Box, Feb. 2012

“The night ended with Ms. Heinrich Szasz… ‘Oh, quante volte’. She showed the highest technical skill of singers.”

- Nick Shadow, Jaffa Portal, July 2010

“An opera recital in the World Chess Hall of Fame? That happened. And it was brilliant. The performances of Lilla Heinrich Szász and Joshua Wheeker on Wednesday evening were a fantastic glimpse of what the two young singers, both part of the highly competitive Gerdine Young Artists Program, are bringing to Opera Theater Saint Louis’ May-June six-week season…Szász’s clear, Julliard-trained voice rang through WCHOF’s second floor. It was sharp, dynamic and articulate, never imposing or more than it needed to be.”

- Krystin Arneson, Alive Magazine St. Louis, Dec. 2014

“Business Insider attended a recent Daybreaker event to see what the hype is all about…put on a great performance, as did opera singer Lilla Heinrich.”

- Melia Robinson, Business Insider, June 2014

“As her obedient daughters...and Lilla Heinrich Szász pounced gamely onto their small roles while gleefully scarfing down some delectable-looking French pastries. (Cendrillon)”

- Christopher Corwin, Parterre Box, April 2014

“Lilla Heinrich Szász straddled the middle ground between the other two sopranos and was just right...”

- Stan Metzger, Seen and Heard International, Jan. 2012

“The glamorous Hungarian-American Lilla Heinrich-Szasz, partnered by the competition-winning pianist Lachlan Glen...delighted the audience with her unfussy and winning delivery; her connection with the material and with the audience was remarkable, especially in the humorous "Lauf der Welt"....Four songs by Debussy revealed the fine vibrato of her upper register; our ears thrilled to the pingy resonance. Still, our heart was taken most by the Spanish songs of her final set....Four songs by Debussy revealed the fine vibrato of her upper register; our ears thrilled to the pingy resonance. Still, our heart was taken most by the Spanish songs of her final set. We had never before heard José Serrano's "Marinela" from La Canción del Olvido but we hope to hear it many more times in the future. On the other hand we have heard Fernando Obradors "Del cabello más sutil" more times than we can recall but never with a more haunting feeling of yearning.”

- Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, March 2013

“The evening ended on a high note with a delightful performance of ‘Der Hirt auf dem Felsen’, one of our personal favorites. Soprano Lilla Heinrich-Szász performed the strenuous yodel-like vocal line with consistency of tone throughout the register, opening to a beautiful top.”

- Meche Kroop, Voce di meche, Feb. 2013

“Lilla Heinrich, a soprano, played their teacher with an appealing sound, agile coloratura, and oversize wit.”

- Steve Smith, The New York Times, April 2010

“But the shining star of the night is the soprano role Helena, performed by Lilla Heinrich Szász. The sweetness and smoothness of her voice, emissioned most sincerely with the perfect kind of emotion demanded by the situation, simply enchants the audience and captures them right away at the first sight...”

- Ling Jiane, NYU, Dec. 2010


  •  truTV Show “Russian Girls Fall in Snow”
  •  Nokia Ad “Don’t Fence Me In”
  •  WQXR Radio “Juice Box Hero”
  • "Christian et Christine" Short Film
  •  Family ADG Vocals “Lifting the Veil”
  •  Red Bull Theater “Tis Pity”
  •  Hungarian Duna TV Filmed Performance
  •  Hungarian Hour at WRSU 88.7 FM Radio
  •  Rutgers Magyar Radio Interview

Highly Recommend

"I love my voice lessons with Lilla. She is very professional and helpful. My voice has been improving since we started lessons a couple of months ago. The other day in our lesson I got up to a D5 which is good for a male. I would recommend her to my friends and others."  - Jordan Hern, Singer