Biography

Giulia Nuti is a harpsichordist, organist and musicologist.

Her first solo CD, "Les Sauvages: Harpsichords in pre-Revolutionary Paris", was released in 2014 with Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/Sony. In Octobert it was awarded a Diapason d'Or.

As a soloist, accompanist and ensemble player she has appeared in concerts and music festivals throughout Europe (Concertgebouw Amsterdam; Bologna Festival; Ravenna Festival; Birmingham Early Music Festival; Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht; Auditori di Barcellona; Santiago de Compostela; Potsdam Sanssouci Festival; Musica e Poesia a S.Maurizio; O Flos Colende Firenze; Bad Kissingen Festival, Festival de Santander, Festival di Innsbruck; Wroclaw Festival; Maggio Musicale Fiorentino; Amici della Musica, Firenze; Göttingen Handel Festival; Alderburgh Festival; Festival d’Ambronay; Altstadtherbst kulturfestival, Dusseldorf, among others).

She has performed with
Modo Antiquo, Musica Antiqua Roma, Il Pomo d’Oro, Il Complesso Barocco , Academy of Ancient Music, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Toscana, Orfeo 55, Ensemble Matheus , Le Musiche Nove , Accademia Ottoboni , L’Homme Armé , Soqquadro Italiano, among others.

She has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, Naïve, Passacaille, Brilliant Classics, CPO, among others.

A specialist in Italian music and treatises of the late renaissance and baroque, her study The performance of Italian basso continuo (Ashgate 2007) is cited as an essential text for performers and scholars of basso continuo; further publications have been on the accompaniment of song in the baroque in Aspects of the Secular cantata in Italy (ed. Talbot, Ashgate 2009).

Giulia Nuti holds a research post at the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano; she teaches harpsichord at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, where she leads the department of Early Music. She has given masterclasses and lectures at the Royal College of Music, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the University of Birmingham.

From 2007 until its completion in 2010 she was Research Associate on The Listening Gallery project continuing her work with the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Royal College of Music on providing a sound environment for exhibitions and collections, which she had begun with the V&A exhibition on the domestic world of the renaissance in 2005-6.

Giulia studied at the Royal College of Music as a Foundation Scholar: after gaining Diplomas in Early Music, and in Harpsichord (winning the prizes in harpsichord, continuo, accompaniment, and early music) she took a First Class honours degree. Her Masters degree, on Italian performance practice in early keyboard, at King’s College Cambridge, was followed by her appointment as College Musician of Queens’ College Cambridge.