Lea Fink

Research Focus

  • Musical form
  • Reception of traditional form theories
  • Musical analysis and perception
  • Music analysis and music education

My research is motivated by experiences I have gained in the field of cultural education with classical orchestras. How the most complex music can become an exciting experience for the  listener's ears, how amateurs and professional musicians can interact musically in a way that enriches horizons and artistic experience for both. Since these situations are too complex and metaphoric in a scientific context, I decided to start at a very basic point: how proposed understandings of form in music theory relate to the actual perception of listeners and performers.

Vita

 

Academic Education

2009 -2016

Rostock University of Music and Drama, Diploma Music theory

2009-2010

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

2007-2008

Longy School of Music, Cambridge (MA)

2005-2012

Rostock University of Music and Drama, Diploma Piano

Professional Experience

2018

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Music Department, research fellow

2014-2018

Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Future Lab - Head of Artistic and Education

2013-2014

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Music Education

 

Awards & Grants

Scholarships

2012-2014

Fellow 2nd Masterclass on Music Education, Körber Foundation Hamburg

2007-2013

Full scholarship Evangelisches Studienwerks Villigst

Projects

  • „Schöne Stellen“—Beautiful Passages in Music

    If we are asked about music that we especially like or are moved by, and if we then try to describe what this involves, we are very likely to find ourselves using the word “beautiful.” If we wish to very briefly explain our enthusiasm for one ...