Official Master’s Degree in Lied “Victoria de los Ángeles”

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Specialties- Lied, Spanish Song and Catalan Song, with the whole repertoire integrated.
- Spanish Song and Catalan Song, for foreigners.
CalendarFrom September to June
ScheduleGroup classes: fortnightly on Fridays and Saturdays. Occasionally, some Sundays.

Performing classes: weekly, Monday to Thursday (times to be determined).
Teaching languageCatalan, Spanish, German
ModeAttending. It is necessary to attend 80% of classes in order to be evaluated. Apart from attending during teaching hours, students must be available for rehearsals with the duo. Therefore, during the master's degree you will have to live near Barcelona or, if you live far away, have the duo close to the place of residence to be able to rehearse regularly.
Fees credit61,25 €

The Master in Lied “Victoria de los Ángeles” is the only one of this specialty throughout Spain. It is also one of the few masters in Europe in which Lied is treated like a real chamber music duet of singer-pianist.

Regarding the students of the Master’s Degree in Lied, the ESMUC has agreements with the Victoria de los Ángeles Foundation, the Goethe Institute of Barcelona and the Franz Schubert Association of Barcelona.


As a prerequisite to access the Master in Lied, you need a higher degree diploma (240 ECTS) which may consist of:

  • A Spanish official degree in Musical Arts.

  • A diploma issued by a higher education institution of the European Higher Education Area that entitles admission to a Masters degree in the issuing country.

  • A diploma external to the European Higher Education Area, provided that the qualifications acquired in the country of issue entitle access to postgraduate studies.

It will be necessary for the student to have knowledge of the languages ​​of their specialty. If this is not the case, it is advisable that during the master’s degree you study these languages.

To assess the suitability of the candidates, a test will take place in which a repertoire of between 15 and 20 minutes must be presented with works in different languages ​​and in different styles within the Lied genre.

If the candidates come as a duo, they will take the test as such. If the candidates come individually, each pianist or singer will also have to appear for the rehearsal with their own accompaniment.

In the event of a justified impossibility of attending the aforementioned test, the candidate can send a link from Dropbox, Drive or YouTube channel, with the audiovisual recording of the repertoire. The recording, with a total duration of between 15 and 20 minutes, must be carried out with a fixed camera, clearly displaying the image of the performer, and stating the date of completion, which must be less than 6 months old.


The programme contains the following subjects:

Performing I
Performing II 10
Vocal/Instrumental Coach I 3
Vocal/Instrumental Coach II 3
External Internship (public concerts)
Documentary Resources and Research Methodologies 6
Master's Thesis (concert and written memory) 6
Body Awareness and Interpretation
Poetics 4
German Phonetics aimed to Performance (1) 2
French Phonetics aimed to Performance (1) 2
Catalan Phonetics aimed to Performance (2) 2
Spanish Phonetics aimed to Performance (2) 2
Aesthetics of the French Mélodie 2
Culture and Literature of the German Lied 2
Culture and Literature of the Spanish and Catalan Repertoire 2

(1) For the integrated itinerary of Lied, Spanish Song and Catalan Song.

(2) For the itinerary of Catalan Song and Spanish Song for foreigners.


Deepen the relationship between poetry and music and singer and pianist, as well as the relationship between one’s own body and the instrument, towards the technical and experiential specificities of the liederistic genre.

From deepening in all these relationships, invite to a reflection and possible revision on the own relation with music.

Student profile

The master’s degree is aimed at singers and pianists who want to enter into the world of music that emerges from a written poem.

Both those who have a professional interest in the Liederist repertoire, as well as those who want to learn the nuances and richness that the text brings to music and the technical specificities required to face them, in order to enrich their performance as soloists or as chamber musicians.

The Master is also open to guitarists or other instrumentalists who, for some justified reasons, are interested in the subject.


Coordination: Josep Surinyac and Vicent Minguet

Poyato, Francisco. Performing; External internship
Mateu, Assumpta. Vocal coach; Poetics
Surinyac, Josep. Group performing; External internship
Baunard, Hervé. Body attitude and interpretation
Barnat, Laïla. French phonetics
Taghikhani, Rochsane. German phonetics
Borne, Patrick. Aesthetics of French melody
Vicent Minguet. Documentary resources and research methodologies
Salisi, Viviana. Culture and Literature of German Lied; Culture and Literature of the Catalan Song and the Spanish Song.


Dates and times 2021-2022

Group classes

  • September: 17 & 18

  • October: 1 & 2, 15 & 16, 29 & 30

  • November: 12 & 13, 26 & 27

  • December: 10 & 11

  • January: 14 & 15, 28 & 29

  • February: 11 & 12, 25 & 26

  • March: 11 & 12, 25 & 26

  • April: 8 & 9, 22 & 23

  • May: 6 & 7, 20 & 21

  • June: concerts and presentations written work

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