University Master’s Degree in Performance of Early Music

CalendarFrom October 2022 to June 2023
ScheduleGroup classes: Friday and Saturday approx. every 15 days
Instrument classes: agreed with the corresponding teacher.
+3 Sundays: CONCERT
Teaching languageCatalan, Spanish, English
ModalityIt is necessary to attend 80% of classes in order to be evaluated.
Fees / creditConsult the UAB website

The Master in Performance of Early Music is a professional degree and its contents are designed to provide the ability to become a professional performer.

The full name of the master is Musicology, Music Education and Interpretation of Early Music.

Esmuc offers the professional specialty, focusing on the performance of early music.

Access and admission

Applicants should send an email to:

Contents of the mail

  • Motivational letter

  • Instrument with which they apply for the Master

  • Preference in relation to the instrument teacher (historical violin and historical voice)

  • CV

  • Link to a video (youtube or similar) with a performance of at least 15 minutes, with several fragments of different styles of different works, or sufficiently differentiated parts of a complex work, with the instrument with which they make pre-registration.

Applicants will receive the results of their admission in the email address specified upon pre-registration.


The student must take 2 compulsory modules (OB), 1 compulsory specialty module (OB esp) and 2 optional modules (OP).

  • Research methodologies in music sciences and interpretative application of performances (RM)

  • Theoretical foundations of early music performance (EM)

  • Early music sources and repertory (EM)

  • Performance praxis of early music (EM)

  • Analysis and notation of early music (EM)

  • Practicum and Final project (RM)

Les classes d’instrument estan incloses dins el mòdul Projecte/Pràctiques i treball de final de màster (OB).

  • To receive specialized training in the field of historical instruments through individual or group lessons and instrumental ensembles.

  • To acquire a level of relevant knowledge within a defined relationship between Musicology and Early Music, sharing strategies and sources.

  • To enable a personal educational journey through a flexible curriculum tailored to the needs of today’s professional world related to performative Music and Musicology.

Teaching staff

Coordination: Lluís Coll i Trulls

Almajano, MartaHistorical singing
Artigas, JavierHistorical organ
Balssa, EmmanuelPrawn viola; Historic cello
Blanch, XavierHistorical oboe
Bonet, JavierNatural horn
Borràs, JosepHistoric bassoon / Bassoon
Climent, LambertHistorical singing
Coll, LluísHorn
Coppola, LorenzoHistorical clarinet
Díaz Latorre, XavierPulsed string instruments
Estevan, PedroHistorical percussion
Galassi, MaraHistoric harp
Galduf, SimeonSacabutx
Garrigosa, FrancescHistorical singing
Guglielmi, LucaHarpsichord ; Fortepiano
Hantaï, MarcTraverso
Kraemer, ManfredoHistorical violin
Memelsdorff, PedroRecorder
Moreno, EmilioHistorical viola; Historical violin
Roca, AlbaHistorical violin

Teachers of theoretical sessions

Faculty of the Department of Early Music and Musicology of the Esmuc, Faculty of Musicology of the UAB and external guests.


Classes for the Master in Early Music Interpretation will be taught from October 2022 to june 2023, on Fridays and Saturdays.

Occasionally, instrument classes might be scheduled on other weekdays or Sundays.

Who is it for

It is aimed to students with a Bachelor Degree in Early Music or in classical and Contemporary music as well as to professionals who want to specialize in the interpretation of early music and musicological research at the highest academic and performance standards.

Leveling course

In some cases, the Master’s Admissions Committee determines that the candidate cannot access the Master’s directly and that he / she needs to take the Leveling Course.

This course consists of 30 hours which will include 15 hours of individual instrumental lessons, participation in Esmuc’s chamber projects or large groups and in seminars and courses organized by the Department of Early Music.

If the student obtains a positive grade at the end of the course, it will automatically be able to enroll in the master without taking the entrance test. To qualify for this course, it is necessary to submit an application including a DVD performing a minimum of 15 minutes to be evaluated.

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