Dr. Richard Erkens
Substitute Professor of Musicology, Music of the 19th century
Hochschulzentrum am Horn Room: 306
Office hour: Mondays 3.00 to 4.00 p.m., room 306 or by Webex (prior arrangement by e-mail)
Richard Erkens, born in Cologne in 1977, studied first at the University of Bayreuth (Theatre Studies, Musicology and German Literature) and later at the Free University, Berlin, where he graduated in 2005 (MA). In 2007 he undertook research fellowships at the German Study Centre in Venice and the German Historical Institute in Rome. He was awarded his PhD at Free University, Berlin (2010) with a thesis on the Italian composer Alberto Franchetti. In 2011 he was assistant lecturer at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media and freelance journalist in Berlin. At the Lübeck Theatre he worked as dramatic adviser for opera and concerts as well as vice opera-director from 2011 to 2015. After that until 2020 he was a research associate at the Music History Department of the German Historical Institute in Rome, working on a research project on the role and influence of impresarios in 18th century Italy. Since 2016 he has been assistant lecturer at the Humboldt University in Berlin (Department of Musicology and Media Studies). From 2020 to 2021 he was also a research assistant there (MWS partnership positions programme).
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