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Institution: Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln

Evelyn Buyken


Evelyn Buyken is a research associate at the Institute for Historical Musicology at the HfMT Cologne and is also the content director and initiator of the inter-university Forum for Artistic Research. The musicologist conducts research at the interfaces between musicology and musical practice. One focus of her research is the musical culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Her dissertation on the early reception of Bach in the Jewish salons of Berlin appeared in the "Beiheften zum Archiv für Musikwissenschaft" published by Franz Steiner-Verlag (July 2018) and was evaluated by an interdisciplinary team of reviewers in 2016. She is currently researching the body as a repository of musical knowledge. In doing so, she deals with historical material as well as empirical investigations that are oriented towards practice-based research methods from the field of artistic research. As a qualified cellist, she has specialised in the field of historically informed performance practice. She conducts the Cologne Baroque Orchestra, which she founded, and performs on national and international stages. CD recordings and radio recordings document her artistic work. 

Together with her team she designs Lab 3 in Cologne.