Working with composers

Presentation of New Works

Classical Modernism

Research Outputs

Hochschule der Kunste Bern

“In der Forschungsgruppe Angewandte Interpretationsforschung hat sie interessante Beiträge zur Forschung an Klavierrollen aus dem Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts beigesteuert, als Vorträge an Symposien wie auch als Beitrag für einen demnächst erscheinenden Band. Dank ihrer ausgezeichneten Vernetzung gab sie auch wertvolle Impulse für den internationalen Austausch. Im November 2017 gab sie dazu einen Workshop «Historical Informed Practice: Input and exercise» in unserem interdisziplinären Master-Programm als Einführung in die Forschung. Dank ihrer begeisternden direkten, herzlichen und unkomplizierten Art vermochte sie das Interesse unserer Studierenden rasch zu entfachen. Dabei zeigte sie auch grosses didaktisches Geschick”. 

( In the research group Applied Interpretation Research she made interesting contributions to research on piano rolls from the beginning of the 20th century, as lectures at symposia as well as contribution to a forthcoming volume. Thanks to its excellent networking, it also provided valuable impulses for international exchange. In November 2017, she gave a workshop entitled “Historical Informed Practice: Input and Exercise” in our interdisciplinary Master’s program as an introduction to research. Thanks to her inspiring direct, cordial and uncomplicated manner, she was able to quickly arouse the interest of our students. She also showed great didactic skill. )

Dr Thomas Gartmann, Leiter HKB Forschung

Transdisciplinarity: Reproducing instruments

“Estrada’s contribution to Welte and Hupfeld piano roll recordings encapsulate an invaluable musicological relevance, not only from a historical perspective but also from the musical analysis. Accordingly, this investigation reveals accurate data from piano roll recordings such as Hupfeld as an example. 

Dr Jordi Roquer, Arts and Musicology Associate Professor of the Arts and Musicology Department at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona 

International Festival Organization

“In 2013, Carolina made a tremendous contribution to the success of Encuentros  Españoles, the Spanish Festival, held at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in October, which explored the links between Spanish classical keyboard music and dance. Carolina ‘s participation and involvement in this highly significant cultural event was invaluable and multi-fold. Carolina is a highly intelligent and passionate musician with a deep love and respect for her Spanish musical and artistic culture and traditions. She has a wonderful positive energy and a great amount of initiative and imagination, which she uses to realize her dream of promoting the Hispanic heritage and values here in Australia”. 

Natalia Ricci
Founder and director of Encuentros  Españoles. Lecturer in piano at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

New research methods (on performance)

“I have been deeply impressed by the originality and methodological rigour of Carolina Estrada’s work. She has made important discoveries about a central component of Granados’s oeuvre, Valses poéticos, particularly in relation to the composer’s original intentions, through a very intelligent and systematic examination of both published and recorded sources. Not only does this research add greatly to our understanding of Granados’s creative process but it also provides a very useful model for how such work can be done in the future, with other pieces and composers.” 

Dr Walter Aaron Clark
Founder and director of the Center for Iberian and Latin American Music at the University of California, Riverside, author of the book Enrique Granados Poet of the Piano.