Fundació Frederic Mompou Scholarships

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In 2024, the Fundació Frederic Mompou announces the first edition of study grants for the research and performance of the composer Frederic Mompou’s music.


This grant has been created to encourage the study of Frederic Mompou’s work in the academic and research context of the Master’s Degree in Classical and Contemporary Music Performance at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC).
The aim of the grant is to support projects that integrate the performance and research of Frederic Mompou’s music in a single project:

  • The performance of Frederic Mompou’s work on any of the instruments for which he composed most significantly, i.e., piano, voice and guitar.

  • Research in any performative or musicological field related to the work of Frederic Mompou. 


In order to obtain the Frederic Mompou Scholarship, it will be essential for the Final Master’s thesis to include, in whole or in part, the performance of Mompou’s work and a research study providing knowledge on any aspect related to the composer, either exclusively or shared with other composers.

With regard to the performance of piano and vocal works, the Final Master’s Concert must be made up of at least 50% of its duration with works by Mompou. In the guitar modality, it will be with the totality of the work written for this instrument.

With regard to the written work, research in any of the fields of performance research or current musicology (biographical, historical, aesthetic, theoretical, sociological, iconographic, critical reception, etc.) may be presented exclusively or partially, on the requirement that the composer is part of it.

Presentation of applications

Applications may be presented by those who wish to study the official Master’s Degree in Classical and Contemporary Music Performance at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC) in the instrumental modalities of piano, voice and guitar, but only those candidates who have previously passed the corresponding protocol for access to the Master’s Degree will be taken into consideration.

The scholarship application must provide a summary of a maximum of 700 words, containing the aims and a brief presentation of the nature and methodology of the research with a programme proposal for the Final Master’s Concert.

The Final Master’s Thesis (concert and written work) will be carried out once the grant has been awarded.

The written thesis may be presented in Catalan, Spanish, English or French. Applications from any nationality are accepted.

The deadline for submitting applications is 12 July 2024.

Fundació Frederic Mompou:

Endowment of the grant

For the 2024-2025 academic year a single grant of €2,000 is offered.

In addition to the financial contribution, the Fundació Frederic Mompou will provide support by accompanying and enabling access to the documentation in its archive and will publicise the concert and the written work of the research as well.

Selection committee

The selection committee will be made up of two members of the teaching staff of the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya and one or two persons appointed by the Fundació Frederic Mompou, who will act as its representatives.

The applications submitted will be evaluated on the basis of criteria relating to the quality, timeliness, impact, originality and clarity of the explanatory summary of the project presented in the application.

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