University Master’s Degree in Performance of Early Music

CalendarOctober to June
ScheduleGroup classes: Friday and Saturday approx. every 15 days
Instrument classes: agreed with the corresponding teacher.
+3 Sundays: CONCERT
Teaching languageCatalan, Spanish, English
ModeAttending. It 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.


Coordination: Lluís Coll i Trulls

Alba Roca Pagerols, historical violin
Eduard Martínez Borruel, harpsichord
Emilio Moreno Aguado, historical violin / historical viola
Emmanuel Balssa, viola / historical cello
Francesc Garrigosa Massana, historical song
Francisco Fernando Rubio Martínez, Improvisations
Jairo Gimeno Veses, natural horn
Javier Artigas, musical analysis
Josep Domènech, historical oboe
Jordi Giménez Puig, sacabutx
Josep Borràs Roca, historical bassoon
Josep Maria Martí Duran, pulsed rope
Lambert Climent Belenguer, historical song
Lluís Coll Trulls, bugle
Lorenzo Coppola, historical clarinet
Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord / piano
Luis Martínez Pueyo, crossbar
Manfredo Kraemer, historical violin
Mara Galassi, historical harps
Marta Almajano Laglera, historical song
Oleguer Aymamí Busqué, historical cello
Pedro Estevan Estevan, historical percussion
Pedro Memelsdorff, recorder
Xavier Blanch Mezquiriz, historical oboe
Xavier Díaz Latorre, pulsed rope
Xavier Puertas Esteve, historical double bass

In addition, the Early Music and Musicology faculty of the ESMUC, as well as the Musicology faculty of the UAB and external guests, give classes in the collective sessions.


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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