Carola Finkel studied music and geography in Frankfurt am Main and defended her doctoral thesis about Kurt Atterberg’s symphonies in 2013. She is lecturer at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt (Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts) and research fellow at the local Palestrina Research Institute. She received a scholarship for Jan./Feb. 2015 at the Casa di Goethe in Rome to research the relation of Scandinavian composers to Rome. Her main research interests are Nordic music in the 19th and 20th century, baroque dance and the history of brass instruments.