Cinzia Cruder has earned a Master of Arts in Music Performance in Flute and a Master of Advanced Studies in Research Methods in the Arts at the University School of Music in Lugano (Switzerland). She is currently a research assistant in the Department for Research and Development at the University School of Music in Lugano and in Semptember 2013 has started a Doctorate Programme at the Royal College of Music of London, conducting a research project on musicians’ health and wellbeing. Her research interests in the artistic research field lie in analysing typical injuries in musicians and promoting health and wellbeing in schools of music. Apart from her activities as a researcher, she has a strong interest in social and economic situation of women musicians with a special focus on how to redefine the role of the woman in the creative and performing arts sectors according to the needs and expectations of society.Winner of several national and international competitions including: "Prima la musica" in Feldkirch (Austria), "Andalucia Flauta" of Estepona (Spain) and the International Competition "Città di Porcia" Porcia (PN), Cinzia performed as soloist and with various chamber and orchestral works (among other Alpe Adria in Udine Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Val Pellice-TO-, two collaborations with the Orchestra of the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and the Chamber Orchestra of Lugano). She is currently playing regularly in a duo with the guitarist Silvia Cignoli (Antilia Duo), with which it is placed second to the 11th edition of the City of guitar Voghera (PV) and has performed in numerous concerts in Italy and Switzerland.