About us


Head of Institute Interpretation

Martin Skamletz

Telephone +41 31 848 38 06

Administrative assistant

Sabine Jud

Telephone +41 31 848 49 11

Research associates

Daniel Allenbach
Telephone +41 31 848 39 43

Head of research area ‘Performance and Interpretation’


Head of research area ‘Musical Instruments’

Adrian v. Steiger

Head of research area ‘Music Theory’

Claudio Bacciagaluppi

Head of research area ‘Pop Music in Context’

Immanuel Brockhaus

Head of research area ‘Intersections of Contemporary Music’

Leo Dick


Master’s degree ‘Musique: Recherche et pratiques d’ensemble’, Saintes/Poitiers

In collaboration with Jeunes Orchestres de l’Abbaye JOA in Saintes and the University of Poitiers, we run courses for the master’s degree programme ‘Musique: Recherche et pratiques d’ensemble. Orchestre classique et romantique sur instruments d’époque’. 
The master’s degree in Saintes/Poitiers offers a specialisation in historically informed performance practice, in particular for the 18th and 19th centuries, and teaches musicians research skills and ensemble practice. 
For more information about the degree programme and how to apply, see the Abbaye aux Dames website.