Alberto Nones, pianist and musicologist, teaches History and Aesthetics of Music at the "G.Puccini" Conservatory of Music in Gallarate, Italy.

 

His musicological publications include four monographs that range from Baroque to the Doors, three edited volumes that focus on the multifaceted relations between music, performance and communication, and many papers and essays that have appeared in volumes and in peer-reviewed journals. Convinced that a more modern approach to classical music is necessary, he has been working since 2011 as a RAI broadcaster. His interest in music goes beyond genres and he is a registered SIAE author and composer.

 

Nones graduated summa cum laude in Piano from the "F.A. Bonporti" Conservatory of Music in Trento, and graduated in Philosophy magna cum laude from the University of Bologna; he went on to study at the London School of Economics, where he earned his M.Sc. in Political Theory, and completed his education with a Ph.D. in International Studies at the University of Trento. Specializing in the nexus between music, politics and society, Nones has been a Marie Curie Researcher at the University of Cambridge and a Fulbright Visiting Researcher and Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University, where he is a member of the James Madison Society. He has also held post-doc grants from the University of Trento and the University of Lugano. He has twenty years of multidisciplinary teaching experience at a number of schools and universities, among which are the University of Lugano, the University of Trento, and the United Arab Emirates University in the UAE.

Alberto Nones started studying the piano as a child with Stefano Fogliardi and then, at the Conservatory, with Antonella Costa, continuing his studies and specializing in Masterclasses and Academies with Masters like Paul Badura-Skoda and Franco Scala. He has won a first prize at the "Coppa Pianisti d'Italia" in Osimo in 1996 and numerous other prizes, His many CDs, realized as soloist and with renowned artists, have been presented by RaiRadio3, Radio Vaticana, Radio Classica and Cemat. In particular, his recording of the Complete Mazurkas by Chopin has been acclaimed by some of Italy's most prominent music critics (Dino Villatico on Robinson of Repubblica, Andrea Bedetti on Audiophile Sound, etc.). 

He is the founder and president of the European Association of Music and Communication  based in Montecassiano, Italy. The AEMC organizes several cultural activities, among which are an international chamber music competition and an academic conference on "Music, Communication and Performance" that has become a hub for scholars and artists from all over the world. He is regularly invited as jury member of international competitions and as a visiting lecturer. He created and directed five music festivals in two Italian regions, the artistic direction of which, with one exception, he has now relinquished these positions to younger generations.

 

He has given concerts and talks in Italy, Germany, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Latvia, Estonia, Switzerland, the UK, the USA, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Armenia, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and continues a thriving activity as a concert artist and musicologist in Italy and abroad.  

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