Emma Williams (3103226)

Historical Violin Master Thesis


The Singing Violin: Portamento use in

Franz Schubert’s violin music


How can late-18th- and early-19th-century vocal techniques influence our way of experimenting with portamento use in Schubert’s violin music and how can we reinstate the practice in ways that are relevant for current listeners and players?



Thesis submission date: Monday, 4 March 2019 

Thesis presentation: 13:15, Monday, 1 April 2019

Studio 1, Royal Conservatory of The Hague


Research Supervisors: Anna Scott and Clive Brown

Masters Circle leader: Bart van Oort

Main subject teacher: Kati Debretzeni