Hubert Eiholzer has played a vital role in the transformation of the Swiss Italian Conservatory of music into a nationally recognized university. Hubert played a key role in developing the profile of research and development within the conservatory, first as secretary of the F & E-Profil der Musikhochschulen established by the Swiss Council for Sciences in 1995 and directed by Thüring Bräm, and then as co-organizer of the First European Conference on "Research Relevant to the Work of Music Academies and Conservatoires" (Lucerne, 1999). In 2000 he co-founded the Coordinating Center for Music Research. He received his PhD in Philosophy at Oxford University in 1992, together with the Diplôme d'enseignement de piano at the Conservatoire de Fribourg in 1984. He is interested in the development of music research as a deepening of our understanding of the performance, composition and musical perception. He is a Council Member of the Association Européenne des Conservatoires (AEC) since 2007.