Giulia Nuti

Giulia Nuti Giulia Nuti holds a research post at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano; she teaches harpsichord at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where she leads the department of Early Music. She has given masterclasses and lectures at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the University of Birmingham. From 2007 until its completion in 2010 she was Research Associate on The Listening Gallery project ( continuing her work with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Music on providing a sound environment for exhibitions and collections, which she had begun with the V&A exhibition on the domestic world of the renaissance in 2005-6. A specialist in Italian music and treatises of the late renaissance and baroque, her study The performance of Italian basso continuo (Ashgate 2007) is cited as an essential text for performers and scholars of basso continuo; further publications have been on the accompaniment of song in the baroque in Aspects of the Secular cantata in Italy (ed. Talbot, Ashgate 2009). Current research interests concern the application of historically accurate concepts to the performance of musical works. In particular, the repertoire for keyboard written at the end of the eighteenth century and the keyboard instruments for which it was destined; the paper “Instrument Choice in the Performance of late 18th Century Parisian Keyboard Repertoire” was presented at the 2nd International Conference on Historical Keyboard Music: The keyboard and its role in the internationalisation of music, 1600-1800, University of Edinburgh, July 2013. As a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player she has appeared in concerts and music festivals throughout Europe (Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Bologna Festival; Ravenna Festival; Birmingham Early Music Festival; Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht; Auditori di Barcellona; Santiago de Compostela; Potsdam Sanssouci Festival; Musica e Poesia a S.Maurizio; O Flos Colende Firenze; Bad Kissingen Festival, Festival de Santander, Festival di Innsbruck; Wroclaw Festival; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Amici della Musica, Firenze; Göttingen Handel Festival; Alderburgh Festival; Festival d’Ambronay; Altstadtherbst kulturfestival, Dusseldorf, among others). She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Naïve, Passacaille, Brilliant Classics, CPO, WDR, the BBC and RAI. Giulia studied at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar: after gaining Diplomas in Early Music, and in Harpsichord (winning the prizes in harpsichord, continuo, accompaniment, and early music) she took a First Class honours degree. Her Masters degree, on Italian performance practice in early keyboard, at King’s College Cambridge, was followed by her appointment as College Musician of Queens’ College Cambridge.