professor of modern piano
Ronald Brautigam is Professor of modern piano at the Musikhochschule Basel, part of the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz.
With a programme concentrating on the study and research of music both old and new, the Musikhochschule Basel provides an inspirational environment for its students on the path to becoming professional musicians. It attracts renowned performers, researchers and teachers from around the world, thus ensuring the continued high quality and worldwide reputation of the institute.
The origins of the Musik Akademie Basel go back to 1867, when philanthropist Johann Jakob Schäublin-Vögtlin founded a music school (Allgemeine Musik-schule) in Basel with support from the Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige. The composer Hans Huber was director from 1896 to 1918, and in 1905 he oversaw the addition of a Hochschule für Musik, the first conservatory in German-speaking Switzerland.
In 1954 the school incorporated the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, one of the world’s leading early music institutions. Together the three institutions form the Musik Akademie Basel.
In 1999 the Academy achieved the status of a university of applied sciences (Fachhochschule), becoming part of the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz in 2010.
Entrance examinations take place each year in April, applications can be made through the Musik Hochschule website www.fhnw.ch/musikhochschulen or at the administration office.
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