Studying harpsichord in Leipzig (Germany) - the city of Bach

After working at the conservatories in Cologne (accompaniment), Münster (harpsichord, performance practice) and Frankfurt a.M. (harpsichord/basso continuo), I will be teaching as a professor for harpsichord and other historical keyboard instruments at the the University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig from the winter semester 2024/2025 onwards.

The early music department in Leipzig is characterized by

  • regular chamber music projects such as

- the annual „Alte-Musik-Fest“ (as part of the Leipzig Bach Festival)
- Concerts at the Musical Instrument Museum of the University of Leipzig
- Opera productions in collaboration with the singing classes

  • a great teaching staff for all historical string, wind and keyboard instruments, as well as the subjects of historical singing, notation, historical improvisation, historical gestures, baroque dance and much more
  • location in the heart of Leipzig (200 meters from St. Thomas Church) for a good cooperation with other institutions in the musical city of Leipzig (Bach Archive, Opera, Musical Instrument Museum)

With my students I have the opportunity to work on these beautiful harpsichords, fortepianos, clavichords and other historical keyboard instruments from numerous instrument makers:

Applications to study at the Leipzig University of Music can be made here

Students in the harpsichord class who do not have their own instrument also have the opportunity to be provided with a harpsichord free of charge

A trial lesson can be arranged:

Further information on the Early Music department in Leipzig:

Further links to Leipzig colleagues, institutions, and much more:
Musikinstrumentenmuseum Leipzig
EX TEMPORE - Leipzig improvisation festival
Martin Erhardt - Historic improvisation
Simon Linné - lute instruments
Batzdorfer Hofkapelle
Mechthild Winter - harpsichord
Anne Freitag - traverso
Jan Freiheit - baroque cello
Irmgard Huntgeburth - baroque violin
Stephan Katte - Naturhorn
Julian Zimmermann - Naturtrompete