Alessio Olivieri is an awards-winner Italian classical guitarist and musicologist. He holds a Master of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Manhattan School of Music (NYC), as well as a Master of Music in Music Publishing, a Diploma (B.M+M.M) in Classical Guitar, and a Bachelor of Music in Musicology, all from the Cesare polling Conservatory (Padua, italy). He also studied in a Postgraduate semester program at the University of Melbourne (Australia).
Currently, Mr. Olivieri is a Ph.D. candidate in Musicology at the University of California Riverside, where he also serves as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Associate Instructor, teaching an array of music classes.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Walter A. Clark, Mr. Olivieri’s research focuses on realism and verismo in the Spanish musical theater at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries, with particular emphasis on the Spanish realist operas informed by Italian verismo.
Other interests include the Italian chamber romances (art songs) of the 19th century —with his book Le romanze da salotto di Michele Bellucci. Le edizioni a stampa e i manoscritti autografi (2010). His graduate thesis, titled “Il Tenebrismo: la chitarra della noche oscura da Manuel de Falla ad Angelo Gilardino,” introduced the concept of “tenebrism” as a new poetic in the 20th century guitar repertoire.