The Institute for Early Music and Historical Performance Practice promotes a passionate and historically informed approach to the music of the 16th to the 18th centuries. Through our courses we extend a welcome to all our university students, support them with practical and theoretical training and encourage constructive critical reflection.

Our teachers are active internationally as interpreters and researchers, and bring this experience into their teaching at the ABPU. Students value both the lively chamber music and Baroque orchestral work - in combination with a wide range of theoretical subjects – and also the interaction with the L’Orfeo Barockorchester, an ensemble originally established at the ABPU from a pool of current and former professors which today enjoys an enviable reputation internationally.

Regular workshops with prominent guests focus on important aspects of historically informed performance practice and contribute to a lively and stimulating exchange between students and teachers.