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 in cooperation with the Lyceum Mozartiano de la Habana and the Centro Cultural Felix Varela. 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.
Until now more than 30 students (violin, viola, cello, clarinet) have successfully completed a postgraduate course. Congratulations!

In the study year 2019/2020 the “postgrado” continued with a focus on the music of the classical period.

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, Igor Karsko violin
Pablo de Pedro, Firmian Lermer, Alfonso Leal viola
Christoph Dangel, Thomas Kaufmann violoncello
Davide Vittone double bass
Florian Schüle clarinet
Iliana García theory


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


The postgraduate study course is supported by the Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung.