Alberto Piovesan Portrait

Doctoral Researcher

Born in Italy, Alberto Piovesan studied Political Science and Sociology at the University of Padova, and earned his first BMus in modern flute at the Conservatory of Trieste. Interested in early music, in 2016 he moved to The Netherlands to major in the field of the historically informed practice of baroque music, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Traverso at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Jed Wentz. He had the opportunity to collaborate with musicians and baroque ensembles based in the city and, at the same time, to work as a freelance videographer. His interests go beyond music and include rituals, traditions, sonic materiality, memory and identity studies. All of which he had the opportunity to study during his Master in Musicology at the University of Pavia, where he is about to graduate with a dissertation in Ethnomusicology on borderlands and cultural hybridization, investigating the role of traditional music in creating local identities. His profound interest in music archives brought him to Ghent to spend a semester at the Orpheus Instituut as a trainee (under the ERASMUS+ mobility programme), where he joined the research group Resounding Libraries led by dr. Bruno Forment. In September 2022, Alberto became doctoral researcher in Bruno Forment's cluster team.