This postgraduate program is designed for musicians who regard a knowledge of the historical circumstances of the interpretation of music in past centuries as essential for their personal approach to music. This includes both the use of historical instruments from the respective musical epochs and a knowledge of performance practice gained from sources and treatises. The program covers musical styles ranging from the music of the Middle Ages to that of the early 19th century.
The goal is to train musicians who can use their stylistically comprehensive education to pursue a successful career as freelancers on the professional music scene and maintain a steady interest in new discoveries relating to musical interpretation. By teaching students additional playing techniques and further their stylistic abilities and knowledge, the program aims to broaden their professional opportunities as orchestral musicians.
The program offers the following majors: recorder, traverse flute, historic oboe, baroque bassoon/dulcian, natural horn, trumpet, historic violin/viola, baroque cello, viola da gamba, violone/historic double bass, lute, harpsichord, fortepiano, hammerklavier, and organ.
Applicants for the Master's program in Historical Interpretation Practice must have completed a university degree Bachelor-, Diplom-MusikerIn, "Künstlerische Reifeprüfung", First State Examination for teaching music at a gymnasium (high school), diploma in music teaching, Church Music (A exam) or equivalent examinations in Germany or abroad, as well as passed an entrance examination (on a historical or on a modern and historical instrument).
Recorder (Prof. Michael Schneider, director of the Institute for HIP); Kerstin Fahr, Gritli Kohler-Nyvall)
Traverse flute (Prof. Karl Kaiser)
Historic oboe (Annette Spehr)
Baroque bassoon / dulcian (Christian Beuse)
Natural horn (Ulrich Hübner)
Natural trumpet (Hans-Martin Rux)
Historic violin/Viola (Prof. Petra Müllejans, Prof. Mechthild Karkow)
Baroque cello (Prof. Kristin von der Goltz)
Viola da gamba (Heidi Gröger)
Violone, historic double bass (Dane Roberts)
Lute (Yasunori Imamura)
Harpsichord (Prof. Eva Maria Pollerus)
Hammerklavier (Prof. Jesper Christensen, Prof. Eva Maria Pollerus)
All the instruments are historic instruments dating from between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Harpsichord / figured bass (Sabine Bauer, Susanne Kaiser, Roxana Neacsu, Sonja Kemnitzer, Panagiotis Linakis, Eloy Orzaiz Galarza)
Pre-1600 music (project-based) (projects) (Milo Machover, Leonard Schelb)
Viola orchestral studies (Werner Saller)
Chamber music/orchestra (Professor. Michael Schneider)
Performance practice (Dr. Karsten Eric Ose)
Accompaniment (Flora Fabri, Evelyn Laib, Torsten Mann, Roxana Neacsu, Sonja Kemnitzer)
Consort (recorder: Martin Hublow; renaissance traverse flute: Milo Machover/Leonard Schelb; viola da gamba: Heidi Gröger)
Prof. Michael Schneider
Prof. Eva Maria Pollerus (deputy)