MSCA IF Fellow: Cristina Cassia

PDFProjectBEMUS - Pietro Bembo's soundscape: a musical tour in the early modern Italian peninsula

Cristina Cassia


MSCA Fellow: Cristina Cassia

UNIPD Supervisor: Marina Toffetti

Department: Cultural Heritage: Archaeology and History of Art, Cinema and Music

Total Contribution: Euro 171.473,28

Project Duration in months: 24

Start Date: 01/04/2021
End Date: 31/03/2023


Cristina Cassia graduated in Classical Literature and in Musicology from the universities of Milan and Cremona; she also holds degrees in Piano and Organ from the conservatories of Mantua and Venice. After joining the musicological team 'Ricercar', at the Centre d'Études Supérieures de la Renaissance (CESR) in Tours (2010-2013), she earned a Ph.D. in Musicology co-sponsored by the CESR and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB - FNRS). Since 2017 she has been associated researcher of the CESR of Tours, and from 2018 to January 2021 she was part of the research team 'Polifonia Sforzesca' at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Basel. Her project as MSCA fellow at the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padua, under the supervision of Prof. Marina Toffetti, focuses on the multiple links between the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo (1470-1547) and the music of his time, and tries to reconstruct the soundscape that surrounded him, and his musical interests and networks.