Angelika Moths studied Harpsichord at the Koninklijk Conservatorium at Den Haag (The Netherlands), where she took her diploma with Tini Mathot/Ton Koopman, basso continuo with Jesper Christensen and Early Music Theory at the Schola Cantorum Basle (Switzerland), as well as academic degrees in musicology, history of art and Islam studies.

With a focus on medieval music, 15th-century French chanson, Seconda Pratica, and Arabian music theory, she performs with various ensembles both at home and abroad as a harpsichord, qanun and organ player.

She travelled regularly to Arabian countries especially to Syria where she founded IDiOM (Intercultural Dialogues On Music), an exchange between players of classical Arabian instruments and European Ancient music. In this framework and under her direction in October 2008 the opera „Zenobia – Regina de’ Palmireni“ by Tomaso Albinoni was performed at the opera house of Damascus with Syrian singers and instrumentalists.


She worked as a lecturer in palaeography at the Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Conservatory Leipzig and as a harpsichord accompanist at various Swiss conservatories. From 2003 to 2005 she was employed at the Institute of Musicology at Basle, since 2002 at the Schola Cantorum, where she now teaches palaeography and performing practice of baroque and classical music.

Between 2007 and 2012 she was professor for Ancient Music Theory and Palaeography at the University of Arts in Bremen.

Since 2008 teaches music theory at the University of Arts in Zürich, Switzerland.

Her main focus lies actually on the performance practice of music of the 17th and 18th centuries on behalf of original manuscripts which led to various invitations to German musical institutions (e.g. Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, University of Music and Theatre, Rostock).

Ukrainian musicians performed parts of the Opera Amazonki by Józef Elsner for the first time since 1797 under Moths Angelika's direction in Lviv.