Choir Direction

Maximilian Lörzer, born in Jena in 1988, learned the flute, clarinet and piano and discovered a passion for choir singing in the school choir of his high school. After graduating from high school, he took over the position of director of his school choir. Subsequently, he joined, among others, the Jena Philharmonic Choir under the direction of Berit Walther in 2006 and the Chamber Choir of the Franz Liszt School of Music Weimar under the direction of Prof. Jürgen Puschbeck in 2009. Concert tours have taken him to numerous European countries and to concerts before the German, Austrian and Hungarian governments, to an European ceremony in Brussels, to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, as well as to the USA, Brazil and Israel.

In 2009 he began his music studies to become a teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (HfM) in Weimar, which he completed in 2015. Lessons in choral conducting with Christoph Hiller or Gunter Berger provided decisive impulses for his musical and choral pedagogical development.
He wrote his state examination thesis on the subject of "Changing musical experience in hypnotic trance", which was graded 1.0.

In 2011 Maximilian Lörzer founded the Psycho-Choir of the FSU Jena and has since been responsible for the musical and legal management of the choir and the associated registered association. He is also a frequent lecturer for the Chorverband Thüringen and has written several articles as a guest author for "Chorzeit", a nationwide magazine for choirs and choral conductors.


From 2017 to 2019 Maximilian Lörzer was the Association Youth Choir Director of the Chorverband Thüringen.
In April 2018 he was awarded "Thuringian of the Month" by the Thuringian Volunteer Foundation.
In December 2018 he was awarded the Dexel Scholarship of the city of Jena.
Since May 2019 he is vice president of the Chorverband Thüringen.
Since June 2019 he is a member of the board of directors of the Society of Friends and Sponsors of the FSU Jena.
Since April 2020 he has been a member of the 5-member committee for planning the State Choir Competition of Thuringia.