President, Society for Eighteenth-Century Music
Editorial Board Member, "Studi Musicali" Journal
Editorial Board Member, Chiavi musicali" Journal (FEDOA University Press)
Phone: +1 512 471 8015
Musicologist Guido Olivieri, teaches history of music and directs the Early Music Ensemble "Austinato". Before joining the faculty at the BSOM, Olivieri has been a Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool (UK) and at The Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University, and a Mellon Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan. His articles in scholarly journals and collective volumes have focused on the development of the 18th-century string sonata; he has investigated aspects of performance practice, musical patronage, and reconstructed the cultural exchanges between Naples and other European capitals. His groundbreaking research, conducted on overlooked archival sources and repertory, has significantly contributed to the revival of interest on Neapolitan instrumental music and musicians. He has co-edited a volume on Arcangelo Corelli and contributed entries to the Grove Dictionary of Music, MGG, and Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Olivieri has presented at meetings of the American Musicological, the International Musicological, and the Italian Musicological societies, and has given lectures and workshops at academic institutions around the world, including the University of Chicago, Georgetown University, University of Toronto, UNAM (Mexico), University of Roma3, and the Conservatories of Naples and Bruxelles. In Spring 2018 he was the Robert M. Trotter Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Oregon. He is currently president of the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music. Olivieri has always championed the importance of public musicology. He contributed to more than 10 CD projects and collaborated with international artists and ensembles specialized in early music. He has published editions of the repertory he rediscovered, including critical editions of manuscript sonatas by A. Corelli (Le sonate da camera di Assisi) and of two newly-discovered cello sonatas by G. Bononcini (open-access at: http://www.sedm.it/sedm/en/instrumental-music/157-bononcini-olivieri.html). His current projects include the critical edition of Cimarosas masterwork "Il matrimonio segreto" (Bärenreiter) and a monograph on instrumental music in 18th-century Naples.