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Master in Classical and Contemporary Music Performance


Name: Official Master's Degree (accreditation al Boletín Oficial del Estado)  // Calendar: Oct 2018 - May 2019

Language: Spanish / Catalan / English   // Venue: Liceu Conservatory in Barcelona


First Period: from March 1st to May 31th (consult scholarships call; opened only during this period)

Second Period: 
from June 1st to September 10th

Tuition fee: 7.200€ (orchestral instruments, piano and guitar) / 7.900 € (voice) 

The Master in Classical Music Performance is aimed to graduates with a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree from an institution of higher musical education and provides an Official Master Degree within the European Higher Education Area, according to the Royal Decree-Law 1614/2009 from de 26th of October that regulates the Higher Artistic Education in accordance with the Organic Law of Education of the 3rd of May.

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SPECIALIZATION: To develop a musical specialization.

UNIQUE STYLE: To define a unique performance style.

REFINEMENT: To develop your skills through refining your technique, both in individual and group sessions.

ENSEMBLE MUSIC: To foster leadership and partnership skills.

MASTER’S PROJECT: To develop the ability to communicate to audiences.

PERFORMANCE: To have the chance to present the artistic results in conditions akin to a professional environment.

DIPLOMA: fully recognized degree, opening the doors to a professional career.


At the beginning of the Master, students design together with the academic tutor a draft itinerary that meets the objectives of the Master as the curricular itineraries of their specialties and with the following characteristics:

• Striving to get a distinct artistic personality which means broader chances in the professional world, both in performance teaching activities.

• The development of instrumental technique is acquired, achieving the level of excellence needed to meet the final objectives of the studies.

• The practice of music with ensembles and orchestra, where the students show their leadership and takes responsibility for the choice of repertoire.

• Final Master Essay under the guidance of experts to define and express ideas coherently with the student’s on the portfolio, developing their ability to communicate the content and results of their performance work to various audiences, with or without technical knowledge.

• Presentation of the student’s work during the course in a final concert in the auditorium of the Conservatori del Liceu in conditions akin to a professional environment.

• An official Master's degree in higher arts education valid for the entire European Higher Education Area with the professional advantages derived from it.

Access to lectures and masterclasses with invited artists and lecturers and to numerous concerts that are presented regularly at the Conservatori’s auditorium.


At the beginning of the Master's studies, the students will design a performance project that meets the goals of the Master with the assistance of academic advisors. The repertoire, which will be performed in a final concert, should address a specific area of the relevant literature, promoting the student's creativity and personal style, selected in accordance with the student's personality and artistic concerns.

The Final Essay will include a written thesis explaining the repertoire choice from an analytical, technical, historical and aesthetic point of view. The thesis will be defended in front of a jury of professors.

There are four branches in the Master's program: Orchestral Instruments, Piano, Guitar and Voice. 

Orchestral Instruments
Public performances 4
Chamber Music / Ensemble5
Analysis Workshop4
Music Business5
Research methods5
Final Essay10
Public performances 4
Chamber Music / Ensemble10
Analysis workshop4
Music Business5
Research methods5
Final Essay 10
Public performance4
Chamber music / Ensemble5
Analysis workshop4
Music Business5
Research methods5
Final Essay10
Public performance4
Chamber music / Chamber Choir5
Vocal ensemble5
Analysis workshop4
Music Business5
Research methods5
Final Essay10

  (*) These classes are taught with the Voice teacher and piano accompanist.

The subject of Music Business brings together professionals from industry representative, such as journalists, managers, concert promoters, marketing officers and entrepreneurs, offering the student a panorama of the current professional world.

The subject Analysis Seminar consists of the study of harmony, form, and stylistic characteristics, by analyzing representative examples in both printed score and sound recordings.

Here you can consult:

pdf-icon-40x40 Master's program Academic Guide - 2017-2018 Academic year.pdf

pdf-icon-40x40 Subjects Program - 2017-2018 Academic year.pdf



ARP – Abigail Prat
DOUBLEBASS – Joaquín Arrabal, Christoph Rahn
VIOLIN –Corrado Bolsi, Kai Gleusteen
VIOLA – Paul Cortese, Ashan Pillai, Anna Puig
CELLO – Lluís Claret, Ángel-Luís Quintana, Peter Thiemann, Amparo Lacruz, Erica Wise
CLARINET –Isaac Rodríguez
FLUTE – Christian Farroni, Julia Gállego, Jacques Zoon
BASSON - Guillermo Salcedo
OBOE – César Altur, Daniel Fuster
SAXOPHONE – Albert Julià
TROMBONE – Gaspar Montesinos
FRENCH HORN – Ionut Podgoreanu, Francisco Rodríguez
TRUMPET – Josep Antoni Casado
TUBE – Juan Bautista Doménech
PERCUSSION – Joan Marc Pino
PIANO - Albert Attenelle, Josep M. Colom, Tensy Krismant, Stanislav Pochekin, Alba Ventura
GUITAR- Guillem Pérez-Quer, Sergi Vicente
VOICE - Elena Copons, Marta Mathéu

The Liceu Conservatory has a wide team of instrument and voice profesors updating constantly. You can check at the following link other professors you can request for you classes.


Víctor Estapé
Diego Calderón
Benet Casablancas
Benjamin Davies
Jordi Pons
Matilde Olarte


Leo Brouwer, guitar
William Kinderman, piano
Paul Lewis, piano
Akiko Ebi, piano
Pavel Vernikov, violin
Svetlana Macarova, violin
Lukas Hagen, violin
Veronika Hagen, violin
Clemen Hagen, cello
Alessio Allegrini, french horn
Lucas Macías, oboe


Each year, the Conservatori del Liceu invites world renowned artists to teach in masterclasses and special concerts for the students. Some of the guests in the last years have been:

Alfred Brendel, Alexei Volodin, Arditti Quartet, Leo Brouwer, Otis Murphy, Fiorenza Cossotto, Carlos Chausson, Jose Van Dam, Ara Malikian, Donald McYnnes, Emile Cantor, Stefan Popov, Michel Strauss, Christophe Coin, Eugene Levinson, Andrew Ackerman, Jaime Martín, Michel Lethiec, Orpheus Quartet, Jonathan Harvey, Magnus Lindberg, Joan Guinjoan, Cristóbal Halffter, Kaija Saariaho, Friedrich Cerha, William Kinderman, among many others.

Conservatori del Liceu

Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 88
08001 Barcelona
(+34) 93 327 12 00


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