Musicologist, musician and librarian, Silvia Perucchetti (1983) graduated cum laude in Musicology in 2009 at the University of Pavia-Cremona with a thesis dedicated to the sacred repertories for three voices in the Po Valley area between the late '500 and early '600. She began studying piano at a very young age in Parma with Alessandro Nidi, and then continued in Reggio Emilia with Lorenzo Fornaciari; for a few years she also studied baroque singing under the guidance of Monica Piccinini. She has been conducting choirs for 14 years in the field of ancient polyphony and not only: since 2006 she has been conducting the Cappella Musicale San Francesco da Paola of Reggio Emilia, whose repertoire (entirely dedicated to the sacred Renaissance) is characterized by musicological research and by the rediscovery of unpublished music by authors from Reggio Emilia, transcribed and performed in modern premiere; since 2007 she has also been conducting the Mavarta Choir of Sant'Ilario d'Enza (RE), with which he devotes himself to the classical repertoire, spirituals/gospels, and to the cultured polyphony of the years of World War I. Since 2006 she has been working on a project of transcription, study and concert enhancement of the polyphonic repertoire preserved in the libraries and archives of Reggio Emilia and its province; during the A.Y. 2016/2017 she held a monographic course on musical sources and performance practice between '500 and '600 at the Department of Ancient Music of Brescia. She is usually in charge of the preparation of the concert programs for numerous concert festivals (Festival dei Pianisti Italiani, Grandezze & Meraviglie, Settimane di musica barocca di Brescia, Giovanni Paisiello Festival in Taranto, Il Teatro delle Note in Parma, Barocco Festival Leonardo Leo in Brindisi, Soli Deo Gloria and Centro Studi Musica e Grande Guerra in Reggio E.), and has published essays and musicological contributions, including the editing of the encyclopaedic entry on Italy. Sacred Music. Il Seicento all'Enciclopedia Ortodossa (Moscow 2012) and the musicological notes for various CDs of early music (Verso di Madrid, MV Cremona, Soli Deo Gloria). Since 2009 she has been librarian at the Gentilucci Library of the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali Peri-Merulo (Reggio E.) and she is an expert in cataloguing ancient, modern and audiovisual printed and manuscript music collections. She combines these activities with a passion for photography.
web site: https://silviaperucchetti.com/