Pontificia Università Gregoriana-Roma
Giorgio Monari is a musicologist, musician, and event manager. He graduated cum laude in Modern languages and literatures (1992), and obtained his Ph.D. degree in History and Analysis of Musical Cultures (2001) at Rome Sapienza University, and M.Mus. in Choral music and Conducting (1994) at Bari Conservatory. He teaches Sacred Music History at Gregorian Pontifical University of Rome. As a choral conductor he collaborates with Musica Sapienza at Sapienza University. He has written various Italian, Portugues, Spanish, and English essays and articles about theory of performance, history of musical concepts, music history, and Euro-Latin American musical relations. He is the Art Director of the Ruspoli Baroque Music and Musicology Ruspoli International Competition since 2010 and he is also the editor of the multilingual musicological collections Miscellanea Ruspoli (Studies about the Music of the Baroque Age), and Quaderni Ruspoli (Studies about Euro-Latin American Musical Relations). He contributed to important collective Italian publications: Musiche nella Storia (ed. Franco Piperno, 2017), Il Medioevo (ed. Umberto Eco, 2009), and Storia dei Concetti musicali (ed. Gianmario Borio, 2009). He also produced a revised edition of Ursula Kirkendale’s writings about Händel, together with Warren Kirkendale (2017).