Chuyu Zhang


Chuyu Zhang Doktorand

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern Academy of the Arts
    Fellerstrasse 11
    3027 Bern


  • My research interests are in the history, aesthetic and analysis of twentieth-century neoclassical and modernist music as well as their aftermath in the German-speaking world. In my works, I try to combine analysis with its historical and aesthetic background against which the music was composed and received. I am also interested in film music, particularly Swiss. My current research is on Robert Blum's film music and his twelve-tone compositions.


  • I am pursing a PhD in musicology on the music of Robert Blum at the Université de Genève. Before that I studied in Berlin and Oxford for my first two degrees.
  • 2019 - 2022 BA English and Musicology Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
  • 2022 - 2023 Mst Music (Musicology) University of Oxford
  • 2023 - Ph.D. in Musicology Université de Genève



Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • German - Full professional proficiency
  • Chinese - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • French - Elementary proficiency
  • Italian - Elementary proficiency