Teaching & Research

Cristina Alís Raurich is assistant director of the International Course on Medieval Music Performance of Besalú where she is also professor of portative organ, Pythagorean tuning, notation, and performance practice. Cristina is Visiting Scholar (Performer) at the Centre International de Musiques Médiévales. Du ciel aux marges; the Université Paul-Valéry – Montpellier 3, and the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole.

She is also a private instructor of medieval and renaissance keyboard instruments and music in Switzerland, Italy, Spain and France. Cristina also has a broad experience as a piano teacher and as an accompanist.

As a researcher she has been investigating hitherto little known medieval keyboard music from Robertsbridge Codex, and the medieval organ reconstruction before 1350. Her interests reside on the repertoires of the 12th, 13th, and beginning of the 14th centuries.

Currently she is writing her dissertation on Aquitanian tropes of a newly found manuscript.

She is also a diligent student of medieval latin and vernacular languages.


Coming Courses

30 September and 1 October 2017. Course about Pleterje Carthusians (Slovenia).

24-26 November 2017. Portative Organ Course. Mataró, Barcelona (Spain).

26-28 January 2018. El rey de Navarra: Thibaut de Champagne, Pamplona (Spain)

17-24 February 2018. Reconstruction of the Oldest Occitan-Catalan Repertoire. Dr. Mauricio Molina, Cristina Alís Raurich. St-Guilhem-le-Désert (France).

13-15 April 2018. 2nd International Medieval and Renaissance Organ Course. Bregnano, Como (Italy).

7-22 July 2018. 7th International Course on Medieval Music Performance of Besalú (Pyrenees, Spain).

27th August- 2nd September 2018. Poetry Meets Music: The Sequence (San Marino)

1-2 December 2018. Portative Organ course on Montpellier Codex (H196) Motets at the CIMM (Montpellier).


Individual Portative Organ & medieval music lessons in Barcelona and Basel. (Possibility to rent an organ). Contact me for more information.


Student’s opinions

“Fue una experiencia extraordinaria acercarse con la guía de Cristina a los albores del órgano europeo, tan desconocidos. Y absolutamente conmovedor escuchar los tubos de su portativo cantar casi con la flexibilidad y expresividad de la misma voz humana.”

Raúl del Toro


Alís Raurich, Cristina. “13th Century Portative Organ Reconstruction”. NPO, 2018 (In Japanese)




Medieval Music Besalú: An Immersion Course on Medieval Music Performance in a Medieval Town Setting.

Comments of the students of the course of Besalú.