Early Music Department

Department Heads

Eugène Michelangeli, Mag.art. (Head of Department)
Johannes Weiss, SenL (Deputy Head of Department)
Magdalena Hasibeder Mag.art., MA (Deputy Head of Department)

The Department of Early Music of the mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna aims to be a central locus of historically informed performance practice for instrumentalists and singers within the university. An internationally respected all-round department is to be established where an understanding of the aesthetics of Western music from about 1550 to 1850 is conveyed. A special emphasis here is on Viennese and Austrian music, especially that of the 17th-century imperial court and Viennese classicism. Background knowledge both theoretical and practical provides a foundation upon which students can learn to approach the corresponding repertoire in an independent manner as artists.