Nikolaus Harnoncourt is awarded honorary doctorate

For the first time, the Cologne College of Music and Dance has awarded an honorary doctorate to an outstanding artist. With Nikolaus Harnoncourt they have honoured an artist who represents ideally the broad educational programme of a music college with the wide range of his own musical, scholarly and teaching activities.

On 10th June 2011, Harnoncourt publicly rehearsed and explained to the audience works by Muffat, Biber and others together with the ensemble of the Cologne college's Early Music Institute. The official doctorate ceremony was held afterwards in the chamber music room.

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