Dr. hab. phil. Michael Maul studied musicology at the University of Leipzig. In 2006 he completed his award-winning dissertation on “Barockoper in Leipzig” at the University of Freiburg (with advisor Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Christoph Wolff), and in 2013 he completed his habilitation treatise on the history of the Leipzig St. Thomas School (Dero berühmbter Chor – Die Leipziger Thomasschule und ihre Kantoren 1212-1804). Since 2002 he has been a member of the research staff at Bach-Archiv Leipzig; and since 2014, he has served as the head of the research department. Maul is a lecturer in musicology at the Universities of Leipzig and Halle and he produces radio broadcasts on research related topics on a regular basis on Deutschlandradio Kultur. In 2014-2015 he is teaching as a visiting professor at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. His publications include a wide range of articles on German baroque music in the 17th and 18th centuries, especially on J.S. Bach. He is famous for having made some astonishing Bach discoveries during the last decade, including an unknown Aria (BWV 1127). He is a member of the directorate of the Neue Bach Gesellschaft.
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