Alberto Nones teaches History and Aesthetics of Music at the "G.Puccini" Conservatory of Music in Gallarate, Italy, where he is also in charge of the didactic and artistic activities. He graduated summa cum laude in Piano from the "F.A. Bonporti" Conservatory of Music of Trento, and graduated in Philosophy magna cum laude from the University of Bologna, 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. Specialized in the nexus between music, politics and society, Nones has been a Marie Curie Researcher at the University of Cambridge in the UK and a Fulbright Visiting Researcher and Postdoctoral Fellow at Princeton University in the USA. He has held post-doc grants also 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 the University of Lugano, the University of Trento, and the United Arab Emirates University in the UAE.
His publications include four monographs, three edited volumes, and many papers and essays that have appeared in volumes and on peer-reviewed journals. A registered SIAE author, he has been working since 2011 as a RAI (Trento branch) broadcaster, producing a number of radio programs. The winner of numerous piano competitions, among which a first prize at the Coppa Pianisti d'Italia in 1996, he has recorded several CDs, presented by RaiRadio3, Radio Vaticana, Radio Classica and Cemat. His 2016 recording of the Complete Mazurkas by Chopin, in particular, has been acclaimed by some of Italy's most prominent music critics, such as Dino Villatico and Andrea Bedetti.
He is the president of the European Association of Music and Communication based in Montecassiano, Italy. The AEMC organizes many activities, among which an annual 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 lecturer. The founder of five music festivals in two Italian regions, Trentino and Marche, he is active as a musicologist and concert artist in Italy and abroad.