Historical Horn Conference

A scientific conference on historical horn playing during the wide 19th century is embedded in the IHS51 program and will be presented in close collaboration with Ghent University and several international academic institutions.


We encourage the presentation of papers and lecture-performances concerning all recent research on the natural and early valve horn, with a focus on (but not limited to) playing practice and instrument manufacture in the large 19th century (1790-1914).


An exposition of unique historical instruments from private European collections will be open to the general public during IHS51.


The historical conference will be held in the HoGent Wijnaert building, at short walking distance from the main symposium site, but lectures will be open to all IHS51 attendees. Researchers wanting to present a paper or have a lecture performance will have a historical pianoforte and an accompanist at their disposal.


Please see our call for papers here.


see the general symposium schedule for more info on the conference