Dr. Carolin Krahn
Research Fellow Music History

+39 06 66049234
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0387-008X


2005–2010 M.A. in Musicology, Ancient Church History and French Literature at the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg with research stays in Vienna and Paris; 2010–2013 Summer student at the University of San Francisco, Visiting fellow at Harvard University and Graduate student in Musicology at Stanford University; 2013–2017 Dr. phil. at the University of Vienna with the monograph "Topographie der Imaginationen: Johann Friedrich Rochlitz' musikalisches Italien um 1800"; 2014–2018 M.Mus. in Music education/Music management at the Detmold University of Music. Lecturer at Stanford University, the University of Vienna, the Detmold University of Music and the Università degli studi Roma Tre, since 2007 freelance work in music dramaturgy and mediation, among others for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bolzano Festival Bozen, the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna State Opera, the "Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien", the "Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz", the German Radio SWR2, the Swiss Radio SRF 2 and the Austrian Radio Ö1. 2017–2020 Post Doc at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna; 2019 research stay at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Centro Vittore Branca); since September 2020 research fellow at the DHI Rome with the research project: Myths and Monuments of the Nation: 'Early Music' in Italy between Unità and fascismo. 2022 visiting researcher at the Centro Tedesco di Studi Veneziani. 2023 Italian National Scientific Qualification (ASN, II fascia) in Theatre, Music, Cinema, Television and Audiovisual Media and offer of a professorship (W2) for Musicology at the University of Kassel (accepted for the winter semester 2024/2025).

Main research interests
German-Italian entanglements in 19th- and 20th-century musical culture; international early music movements in Italy during the 19th and 20th centuries; transnational music historiography and image-building; clichés of Italy in popular music and media (across musical genres); Alfredo Casella as composer, conductor, editor and promotor of (inter)national music history; Johann Friedrich Rochlitz and aesthetic canonization processes; Pierre Boulez in the United States; music history in relation to Musikvermittlung (music mediation)

Awards and nominations
2018 UNIVIE International Award
2017 Dissertation Prize at the University of Vienna's Department of Musicology
2015 Selection of the educational concept Playground – a Musical Experiment for Children
Hochschule für Musik Detmold, adapted by the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
2013 Chair’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Stanford Music Department
2010 Ranked 1st of the annual DAAD scholarship holders across disciplines ("non degree") in the US 2010/11 to receive an additional fee waiver awarded by Harvard University

2022 German Scholars Organization: Leadership Academy 6 Fellowship
2015 Istituto italiano di cultura: Funding for language study in Florence
2014–2017 German Academic Scholarship Foundation: full Ph.D. funding for dissertation research at the University of Vienna
2013 Stanford Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREEES): FLAS Summer Travel Research Grant for Russian language study in St. Petersburg
2012–2013 The Friends of Music at Stanford: funding for weekly vocal lessons
2012 Moscow State University/German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Go East summer school on Modern Russian in Moscow
2011–2016 Stanford School of Humanities: full Ph.D. funding
(withdrawal from Ph.D. program in 2013 to conduct dissertation research at the University of Vienna)
2011–2013 European Recovery Program: funding for graduate studies at Stanford University
2010–2011 Harvard University/Graduate School of Arts & Sciences: Visiting Fellowship
2010–2011 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): graduate funding to conduct research on Pierre Boulez in the US at Harvard University
2010 DAAD: Language course "English as a Second Language" at the University of San Francisco
2009 European Union: Erasmus fellowship to study at the Institut Catholique de Paris
2007–2010 German Academic Scholarship Foundation: full funding for undergraduate studies