Grantley McDonald

Grantley McDonald – photo by Sander Heezen

Grantley McDonald combines two careers: that of musician and academic. As a musician he has performed and recorded with leading ensembles throughout Europe, including Cappella Pratensis, Diabolus in Musica, Chœur de Chambre de Namur and Salzburger Bachchor.

As an academic he is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford, where he works on music in the late mediaeval Habsburg courts ( He also directs a major project on the chapel of Maximilian I Habsburg at the University of Vienna. His research focusses on learned culture in the Renaissance, especially the links between musical thought, theology, philosophy and medicine.

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