Early Music Institute
The Early Music Institute was established in September 2005 with the aim of promoting active research and performance of early music (music in or before the Baroque period). Led by Director Oh Ja-kyeong, two senior researchers of the Institute, Jeong Gyeong-young and Lee Seong-ryul, were selected as academic research professors of the National Research Foundation of Korea and have conducted research on early music for three years.
The Institute has promoted greater understanding of early music by hosting a series of special lectures titled “Rediscovery of Early Music”, inviting overseas early music performers and scholars such as R. Stewart. In 2008, the Institute held a workshop led by Honami Koga and Kiyotaka Yayoshi, renowned Baroque dance experts from Japan. The Institute also hosted academic forums with the topic of “Sponsoring German-Based Music in the 18th Century” in 2011, and “Philosophy, Theology and Bach in the 18th Century” in 2012. For performance activities, the Institute has hosted the K-Arts Bach Week since 2009, where German performers and conductors specialized in Bach’s music such as C. Bossert and R. Boerger are invited to promote better understanding of Bach’s various worlds of music.