The mission of the Pau Casals Chair in Music and the Defence of Peace and Human Rights is to foster contemporary research and understanding, dissemination and debate on the subject of the musical and humanistic facets of Pau Casals and his extraordinary legacy, as well as the values he advocated throughout his life.
The Chair seeks to promote knowledge of his artistic nature and of his personality, so deeply committed to human dignity, human rights, peace and democracy.
Dr Joan Fuster Sobrepere
Doctor of History and Cultural Management. Dean of the UOC's Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Dr. Alfons Martinell Sempere
Emeritus professor at the University of Girona (UdG), Honorary Director of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation.
The Chair's aims
The chief goal of the Chair is to foster teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge around the figure of Pau Casals, music and the defence of peace and human rights.
Its core areas of action are:
Pau Casals' musical legacy. Pau Casals, the complete musician: performer, conductor and composer.
Pau Casals' humanistic legacy, and contemporary readings of the defence of peace, democracy and human rights.
Within this framework, the Chair aims to:
Promote research, dissemination and musicological and historiographical knowledge of Pau Casals' artistic work and facets as a performer, conductor and composer.
Promote research, the production and dissemination of knowledge and a contemporary debate around the relationship between music and the advocacy of the values of peace, human rights and democracy.
Contribute to the strengthening of culture in line with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda.
Signature of the Chair
Barcelona. 25 January 2022
Transfer and dissemination
Organization of scientific and humanistic outreach symposia
Cooperation in the promotion of scientific, cultural, social and humanistic events
Support for the production of publications on topics of interest
Support for doctoral theses on the Chair's areas of interest
Honouring and recognition of initiatives of international significance associated with Pau Casals' musical and humanistic legacy
Training and education
Prizes for final projects
Participation in the organization of training and education programmes
Talks and seminars
Incentivization of education cooperation (students on internships)
Cooperation in company/organization training plans
Promotion of meetings of experts in the Chair's areas of interest
Research and innovation
Research grants and financial aid
Development of joint lines of research
Research and innovation work
Doctoral theses in cooperation with companies/organizations
Promotion of national and international meetings of experts on topics of interest
Cooperation to secure research projects on a Catalan, Spanish or international level
Promotion of entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer