Alberto Nones graduated summa cum laude in Piano from the Conservatory of Music of Trento, and graduated in Philosophy 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, Dr. 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. He currently teaches History of Music at the "G.Puccini" Conservatory of Music in Gallarate.
His publications include 3 monographs, 2 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 on several musicians. The winner of numerous piano competitions, among which a first prize at the Coppa Pianisti d'Italia back in 1996, he has recorded 4 CDs, praised by some of Italy's most respected critics. His recordings have been presented by RaiRadio3, Radio Vaticana, Radio Classica and Cemat.
He is the founder and president of the European Association of Music and Communication based in Montecassiano, Italy. At the AEMC, he has created an annual academic conference on "Music, Communication and Performance" that attracts scholars and artists from all over the world, and the "AEMC international chamber music competition", which in its 2020 edition received applications from 17 countries. He is regularly invited as jury member of international competitions and speaker around the world. The artistic director of five music festivals he has created in two Italian regions, Trentino and Marche, he is active as a musicologist and concert artist in Italy and abroad.