Massimo Zicari

Massimo Zicari Dr. Massimo Zicari, flutist and musicologist, is Deputy Head of Research at the University School of Music (Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana) in Lugano, where he also teaches music history since 2005. In 2009 he was visiting Fellow at the Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, for a project concerning the reception of Verdi’s Operas in London. His studies focus mainly on opera reception but include also research areas such as acoustics and performance science. His publications have appeared in Italy, Switzerland, the United States of America, Australia and Romania. Among his most recent contributions there are: Zicari, M., MacRitchie, J. et al. “Trumpet mouthpiece manufacturing and tone quality”, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 134 (5), November 2013, p. 3872–3886; Massimo Zicari, “Giuseppe Verdi in Victorian London,” Studia Musica, LVII, 2, 2012 (p. 153-162); MacRitchie, J. and Zicari, M. (2012) “The Intentions of Piano Touch” In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis and K. Pastiadis (Eds) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) and the 8th Triennial Conference of the ESCOM, July 23-28, 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece; Massimo Zicari, “La prima recezione di Giuseppe Verdi a Londra: Henry Fothergill Chorley e l’Athenaeum”, in Schweizer Jahrbuch für Musikwissenschaft (2011).

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