Dr. Jacques Boogaart
Jacques Boogaart studied guitar and lute, French literature and musicology. For many years he has been a performer in ensembles for medieval music and an accompanist of singers in the early baroque repertoire. He has taught medieval music and notation at the Instituut voor Muziekwetenschap of Utrecht University, and since 2002 he is assistant professor at Amsterdam University. He is a regular guest at international congresses on late-medieval and Renaissance music. His publications range from late-medieval music to the operas of Monteverdi. Besides his scientific work he endeavours to bring medieval music closer to a general audience by means of non-scientific publications. The specific topic of interest in his studies is the interaction between literature and music, and the evolution of music as an artistic object.