Albie van Schalkwyk established himself as a performer in a number of fields over the past 40 years. One of the leading chamber musicians and vocal accompanists in South Africa, he has also performed as a soloist with SA orchestras performed solo recitals, given master classes for singers and accompanists, worked as a music producer for the SABC, and arranged music for various combinations, including Broadway musicals and operas for 2 pianos and orchestral pieces for 3 to 8 pianos. He completed his Ph.D. in Music at the University of the Free State in May 2012.
He retired from his post as Associate Professor in Piano and Chamber Music at the SA College of Music, University of Cape Town, at the end of 2017. Since then, he has continued his activities as a collaborative pianist in chamber music and the art song repertoire, piano teacher (live and online), vocal coach, and arranger for multiple pianos, all under the heading of the Music umbrella Piano Studio.