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  • Date and time: Sunday 11 June 2023, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: In-person only
    Ron Cooke Hub, Campus East, University of York (Map)
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

Improvisation - spontaneously created music in performance - was integral to baroque music (c.1600-1750), but, unfortunately, is absent in classical performance today. But why don’t today’s classical musicians, particularly those playing music from this period, improvise anymore?

Come along to learn about a lost art and experience live how research can help rediscover and recreate baroque musical improvisation.

A fascinating talk will be followed by live improvisation and games involving you, the audience!

Join us to deepen your understanding of baroque music, and to experience first-hand how improvisation in classical music can increase accessibility, diversity and excitement.

Suitable for the whole family!

About the speaker

Nina Kümin is a professional baroque violinist, music teacher and researcher specialising in improvisation. She is currently a PhD student and Graduate Teaching Assistant in music performance at the University of York.


University of York

Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible