Early Music

Alte Musik - Universität Mozarteum

The Department of Early Music brings together the diverse competencies and the lively character of early music and its performance practice in an interdisciplinary way. The goal is a qualification that takes into account both personal inclinations and professional perspectives. At the heart of the department is a distinguished faculty that includes some of the most renowned performers and scholars in the field of early music.



  • Mayumi Hirasaki & Max Volbers | © Harald Hoffmann / Theresa Pewal
    New Early Music 

    Recorder player Max Volbers and baroque violinist Mayumi Hirasaki were recently awarded an OPUS KLASSIK 2023. A conversation about the lively character of early music, the search for the new and the intensive research into the repertoire at the Department of Early Music at the Mozarteum University.

  • Elissa / Dido & Aeneas | © Fabian Helmich
    With Baroque Summer Academy as guest in Siena 

    Numerous master classes, a contemporary BaroqueLab, concerts and an opera production: The Baroque Summer Academy of the Department of Early Music of the Mozarteum University will take place for the third time in 2023 within the framework of the renowned Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. A highlight in 2023 is the performance of the baroque opera "Dido & Aeneas" by H. Purcell with contemporary prologue and epilogue "Elissa" by Henry Fourès and Rector Elisabeth Gutjahr. "Elissa" was successfully premiered at the Mozarteum University in June 2023.



  • 1.3.—27.3.2024
    Study concerts March 2024
    Study concerts (or "class evenings") are concerts in which students of the Mozarteum University perform on stage. They are either organised as part of courses or by the respective departments - and can be experienced with free admission.
    Study concert
    · Free
  • 21.3.
    06:00 pm
    Großer Saal, Stiftung Mozarteum
    ORA Early Music Festival
    ORA_Bach! - Musikalische Opfer
    Works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Isang Yun and Wen-Chen Wei. With Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder), Manuel Granatiero (traversflute), Yuki Serino (violin), William Coleman (viola), Vittorio Ghielmi (viola da gamba), Flavio Losco (baroque violin) & Florian Birsak (harpsichord).
  • 21.3.
    08:30 pm
    Großer Saal, Stiftung Mozarteum
    ORA Early Music Festival
    ORA_Bach! - Bach alive
    Concert by the Mozarteum Wind Philharmonic Orchestra: works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Vladimir Tarnopolski and Johannes Stert. Musical direction: Andreas Martin Hofmeir and Simone Fontanelli
  • 22.3.
    05:00 pm
    ORA Early Music Festival
    "In Stile moderno" - Revolutionary early music meets new(est) compositions from the masterclass at the Accademia Chigiana, Siena 2023
  • 23.3.
    08:00 pm
    ORA Early Music Festival
    ORA_Repeat it! Long night at the foyer
    In dialogue with the space. Terry Riley's "In c" meets the "barbaric beauty" of Eastern European folk music.
    · Free


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