Joachim Steinheuer

Dr. Joachim Steinheuer (1956) studied Philosophy and Art History in Heidelberg and Paris (Maitrise de philosophie) after which he studied Musicology in Berlin (Magister artium) and Detmold/Paderborn (PhD). In 1993 he was appointed lecturer in Musicology at the University of Paderborn and the Musikhochschule Detmold and from 1996 onwards has been teaching at Ruprecht Karls-Universität Heidelberg, since 2007 in the position of an Academic Director.
His major academic research areas are Italian vocal and instrumental music from the 16th to the 18th century, French music of the 17th and 18th centuries, German song in the 18th and 19th centuries and various aspects of European and American music in the 20th and 21st centuries. His publications as author, co-author and editor include works on Monteverdi and several of his Italian contemporaries such as Merula, d’India, Rasi, Strozzi and Valentini, on Purcell, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Schumann, Huber, Pagh-Paan and Sciarrino as well as numerous contributions to the encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. He has published a volume of conversations with Rohan de Saram, one of the foremost cellists in the contemporary music scene. 2002-2012 he has been one of the organizers of the Biennial Festival of Contemporary Music LINKS in Heidelberg and since 2011 he has been artistic director of the festival Musica Insieme in Panicale (Umbria) as successor of Swiss composer Klaus Huber.

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