University description (as per official university website)
Founded in 1946 as a municipal facility in 1948 and taken over by Baden, include the University of Music Freiburg, the most renowned in Germany. It provides artistic and educational training on a broad range of musical careers, and the ability to graduate in the fields of musicology and music education.
Originally distributed to the University of Music Freiburg several old houses and villas, including the Baroque Wentzinger house on Cathedral Square, one of the most important monuments of Freiburg. 1984 was completed in the middle of a park-like setting in the east of Freiburg, the new building: a flooded building with characteristic of light - for acoustic reasons chosen - folding of the facade and a graduated system of storeys, which combines an airy foyer as a communication center.
Students from around the world
On average, 550 students, of which nearly half comes from around the world for the study of music in Freiburg are taught there are nearly 200 teachers. These included well-known in recent years and internationally known artists, educators and scientists such as Aurele Nicolet, Wolfgang Marschner, Edith Picht Axenfeld-Robert Aitken, Robert Levin and Carl Seemann, Vitaly Margulis, Ulrich Koch, Wilfried Gruhn, Lars Ulrich Abraham, Erich Doflein, Gerd Heinz, Heinz Holliger and Klaus Huber. Today in the classes of Rainer Kussmaul, Wolfram Christ, Jörg Widmann, Bernhard Wulff, Branimir Slokar, Bruno Schneider and Felix Renggli - to name but a few - many students with significant international awards successfully.
Career through professional training
The Academy of Music Freiburg stands for a broad, thorough training, which is brilliant careers can build on. the University of Music Freiburg have studied at Formerly, for example, the conductor Thomas Hengelbrock, the violinist Gottfried von der Goltz (Artistic Director Freiburg Baroque Orchestra) and Daishin Kashimoto (first concertmaster Berlin Philharmonic), the violist Tabea Zimmermann, cellist Lucas Fels (Arditti Quartet) and Jean-Guihen Queyras, pianist Bernd Glemser, singer Rachel Harnisch, the composer Wolfgang Rihm, the video and media artist Nam June Paik and do not forget the famous voices Hildegard Behrens and Fritz Wunderlich.
Music for your eyes and ears
The intensive practical work at the university each year reflects more than 450 concerts, lecture recitals, operas and scientific events, which are an integral part of cultural life in the music city of Freiburg. Participation is because the vocal and instrumental classes and the Institute for Music Theatre, for historical instruments, new music (with the studio for electronic music), the Freiburg Institute for Performing Arts Medicine (fim) and the Freiburg School, the Gifted (FAB). The students are active in numerous university ensembles. These include the Freiburg Percussion Ensemble, the orchestra, the choir, the Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir and the big band of the university, the Schola Gregoriana and the woman Schola Exsulta Sion Freiburg.
Also available from among the teachers, internationally renowned musicians on the stage of the concert hall, in chamber music hall or on the stages of various cooperation partners.