Starting in 2017/18 the Cuban-European Youth Academy is offering a postgraduate course in Cuba. This diploma in “Fundamentos teóricos de la interpretación históricamente informada de la música ” addresses issues raised by the interpretation of musical heritage. Until now Cuban musicians who have completed a course at a music college have been obliged to travel abroad in order to continue their studies. This postgraduate course will enable them to continue to study in Cuba once they have completed a first degree course on the island.
The postgraduate course includes individual tuition, chamber music and the theory of music in the spirit of historically informed performance practice. Auditions will be held to choose up to six students per instrument. (During the 2017/18 semester, these instruments will be the violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and clarinet.) Students will receive around five hours’ individual tuition a week and 4½ hours of lessons with their chamber ensemble. They will additionally be offered 4½ hours of music theory a week in classes closely linked to the work of music that is being taught elsewhere on their course. The course is being held in association with the Universidad San Gerónimo and the Lyceum Mozartiano.

Teaching Staff

The teaching staff will include teachers from the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, distinguished soloists working on the European musical scene such as Arabella Steinbacher and Matthias Goerne and lecturers specializing in musicology, among others:

Anna Melkonyan violin
Pablo de Pedro viola
Christoph Dangel and Monika Leskovar cello
Davide Vittone double bass
Florian Schüle clarinet


All musicians from Cuba who have completed a course on their chosen instrument are entitled to apply.


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Please download here the call for applications (pdf).