Since the study year 2017/18 Cuban musicians who have already obtained a university degree can apply for the postgraduate study course of the Cuban-European Youth Academy. The content of the course relates to the philosophy of the Balthasar Neumann Ensembles: the historically informed interpretation of the music of different epochs.

The postgraduate course includes individual tuition, chamber music and lectures on the theory of music as well as additional courses such as mental training and stage appearance.
16 students (violin, viola, cello, clarinet) have successfully completed the first study year. Congratulations!

In the study year 2018/2019 the “postgrado” continues with a focus on the music of the 17th and 18th century.

In cooperation with the Orchesterzentrum|NRW the postgraduate study course becomes transatlantic: A similar intensive study course to the one in Havana was offered for European students in Dortmund. At the end of the summer semester both groups will come together for the exchange project “Barocco!”.

Teaching Staff

The teaching staff includes teachers from the Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, distinguished soloists working on the European musical scene and lecturers specializing in musicology, among others:

Anna Melkonyan, Baptiste Lopez violin

Pablo de Pedro viola

Christoph Dangel, Thomas Kaufmann cello

Moises Santiesteban, Iliana García theory


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