President of the International Musicological Society. He holds a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of London and teaches music history at the Conservatorio di Musica San Pietro a Majella in Naples, and, since 2001, lectures at the Università degli Studi della Basilicata in Potenza. He is frequently invited to teach at several European doctoral programs. He serves on the scientific boards of several international journals (Early Music, Cuadernos de Música Iberoamericana, Revista de Musicología, Lute Society of America Journal, Ad Parnassum, and Musica Disciplina) and critical editions (Andrea Gabrieli, Francesco Cavalli, Jacomo Gorzanis, and Carlo Gesualdo). In 2008 he was awarded the position of Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne and serves as a member of the Academia Europaea. More recently, he was appointed music consultant to the Pontifical Council for Culture. He is the first Italian musicologist to have been elected president of the International Musicological Society (2012–2017). As a specialist in the history of music in Naples, tablature notation, and Baroque opera, he has published over 130 essays. His books include Music in Seventeenth-Century Naples (Ashgate 2007), the critical edition of Cavalli’s Didone, and a book on Nino Rota (in preparation). He serves on the Board of Directors of the Italian branch of the celebrated “El Sistema,” founded in Venezuela in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu.