Marco Brescia

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Marco Brescia is an integrated researcher at CESEM ¿ Centre for the Study of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics at the Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, where he is head of the research group Music in the Modern Period. He completed his joint PhD studies in Musicology at the Universities Sorbonne – Paris IV and NOVA de Lisboa, being awarded the maximum grade, très honorable à l’unanimité. Brescia also holds a master degree in Early Music Performance / Historic Organ from the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, obtaining the prestigious matrícula de honor, a master degree in Art History from the University Paris IV ¿ Sorbonne and an Architect and Urbanist degree from the University Federal of Minas Gerais. He has presented his works at the most prestigious international conferences promoted by IMS, SEdeM, SPIM, Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music, amongst others, and published in prestigious peer-reviewed indexed journals. As a pianist, organist, clavichordist, or harpsichordist he performs regularly at the most distinguished international music venues and festivals in Europe, Central and South America. His album “Zipoli in Diamantina: complete organ works” (Paraty / Pias – Harmonia Mundi, 2020) has been praised by international specialized musical magazines such as Diapason, ResMusica, Early Music, Scherzo, Journal für die Orgel, Orgelnieuws, Rondo, being broadcasted by the Bayerischer Rundfunk.