Historical Performance Practice

Master’s Degree Programme

Entrance examination for winter semester 2024/25: 12.6.2024

Registration period for Entrance examination: 01.03.2024 – 15.05.2024

  • Degree programme type: Master programme
  • Duration: 4 semesters
  • Graduation as a: Master of Arts (MA)
  • Prerequisite:successful entrance exam; prior completion of a thematically related bachelor’s degree or diploma programme; documentation of German skills (please see “Information on Entrance Examinations”)
Central artistic subjects
  • Voice: Giulia Semenzato, Michael Schade
  • Violin: Eva Salsdin
  • Violoncello: Dorothea Schönwiese
  • Baroque Guitar & Vihuela: Pierre Pitzl
  • Flauto Traverso: Gertraud Wimmer
  • Recorder: Carsten Eckert, Rahel Stoellger
  • Oboe: Emma Black
  • Early clarinets: Ernst Schlader
  • Trombone: Berhard Rainer
  • Harpsichord & Basso Continuo: Céline Frisch, Magdalena Hasibeder, Erich Traxler.
  • Fortepiano: Carlos Goikoetxea
  • Salterio: Franziska Fleischanderl

The Master’s degree program HPP at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna serves to deepen and supplement the scientific and artistic vocational training on the basis of technical bachelor studies or other equivalent preliminary studies.
The HPP master’s program is aimed at instrumentalists and singers who specialize in music from the 17th to the 19th century and who want to use “historical” instruments or singing techniques belonging to these periods. The central content is the acquisition of practical-technical skills, artistic and interpretive skills and historical and scientific knowledge in a closely related, integrated way.