Biography

Giulia Nuti was born in Cambridge and grew up in Florence.

She specialises in Italian and French music and treatises of the late renaissance and baroque.

Her first solo CD, "Les Sauvages: Harpsichords in pre-Revolutionary Paris", was released in 2014 with Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/Sony; in October it was awarded a Diapason d'Or. Her second solo CD, "Le Coeur et l’oreille: Manuscript Bauyn", was released with Arcana/Outhere music to critical acclaim, and was awarded the prestigious Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik in 2017.

Giulia's book "The performance of Italian basso continuo" (Ashgate, 2007) is cited as an essential text for performers and scholars of basso continuo.

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, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, 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 Arcana/Outhere music, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi/Sony, Deutsche Grammophon, Naïve, Passacaille, Brilliant Classics, CPO, among others.

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.

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