Dr. Federica Di Gasbarro
Researcher Music History

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2005–2008 B.A. in Musicology at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia di Roma (2007 at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität); 2007–2013 M.A. in clarinet at the Conservatorio Alfredo Casella dell'Aquila; 2011 M.A. in Musicology at the Università Tor Vergata di Roma; 2011–2012 scientific collaborator at the Centro Studi Luciano Berio in Florence; 2012–2013 "Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars" (ESKAS); 2014–2016 scholarship from the Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities (CRUS); 2014–2016 scientific collaborator in the SNF research project "The Performance Practice of Electroacoustic Music" at the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (ZHdK in Zurich); 2017 PhD, dissertation on the orchestral composition "Amériques" by Edgard Varèses; 2017 scholarship from the Centro Internazionale di Studi della Civiltà Italiana Vittore Branca of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice; 2017–2018 scholarship from the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel; 2018–2019 SNF scholarship "Early-Postdoc.Mobility" at the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis-Université Côte d'Azur; 2020–2021 scientific collaborator and lecturer at the Musikwissenschaftliches Institut, University of Basel; from April 2022 scientific collaborator at the DHI Rome with the research project "In Farben gezeichnet". Orchestration and Form in Early Nineteenth-Century Symphonies and Overtures between Germany and Italy.

Main research interests
Symphonic music in the 19th century; theory of form, orchestration and instrumentation; music and modernity in the early 20th century between Europe and America; harmony and form in 20th century music; new music in the history of Italian radio and television; history of symphonic performance practice; compositional process and sketch study