Stefano Lorenzetti

Conservatorio “Arrigo Pedrollo” di Musica di Vicenza

“Nata per morire”: musical memory and memory of music in early modern Europe

2014-2015: Spring

Stefano Lorenzetti studied organ and harpsichord with Kenneth Gilbert and earned his Ph. D. in History and Civilization at the European University Institute of Florence. Currently, he is professor of the History of music at Conservatory of music of Vicenza. Lorenzetti has concentrated his research activity on the history of education, on the history of ideas, on the history of the Italian oratorio, on the relationship between music and the art of memory and on performance practice and musical space. His monograph Musica e identità nobiliare nell’Italia del Rinascimento. Educazione, mentalità, immaginario, has enshrined him as one of the most significant and innovative scholars of Renaissance music. 

He has given concerts and conferences throughout Europe and the United States, in particular at the Academia Chigiana in Siena, at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris, at the Centre d’Etudes de la Supérieures Renaissances in Tours, at University of California, Davis (Valente lectures), at Villa I Tatti (Harvard University) and at Stanford University (Ron Alexander Lectures).