"His whole interpretation of music is informed by sound."
Herbert von Karajan and the Interpretation of Music

29th April – 1st May 2019

As part of the research project, this conference aims to provide a platform for bringing together a wide variety of disciplines and perspectives to explore and broaden the field of interpretation research. In line with the wider research project, this event will particularly focus on innovative and computer-assisted approaches to interpretation research. By connecting traditional methods of historical musicology, musical performance studies, and music-psychological questions (among other disciplines), this conference will expand our understanding of Karajan’s interpretations in particular, and how conductors shape music in general and how we experience it.


The program booklet is now availabe

KUG Logo The conference is hosted by institute 1 (Composition, Music Theory, Music History, and Conducting) and institute 12 (Oberschützen) of the University for Music and Performing Arts Graz in cooperation with the following institutions and research projects:
Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute (Imbergstraße, A-5020 Salzburg) University Mozarteum Salzburg (Mirabellplatz 1, A-5020 Salzburg) Anton Bruckner Private University Linz (Hagenstraße 57, A-4040 Linz) Johannes Kepler University Linz (Altenberger Straße 69, A-4040 Linz)

Research Project: "Con Espressione: Towards Expressivity-aware Computer Systems in Music"

Financing: European Research Council (ERC)

Institute for Computational Perception, Johannes Kepler University Linz and Österreichisches Forschungsinstitut für Artificial Intelligence (OFAI)

Research Project: "New Frontiers in Music Information Processing (MIP-Frontiers)"

Financing: EU (Horizon 2020)

Institute for Computational Perception, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Visiting Address

University of Music and Performing Arts Graz
Leonhardstraße 15
A-8010 Graz


Thomas Wozonig, BA MA BA
Institute for Composition, Music Theory, Music History, and Conducting
+43 (0) 316 389 3532