Francesco Spagnolo

Researcher, Head of Yuval Italia

Laurea summa cum laude in Philosophy (Aesthetics), Università degli Studi di Milano (1994) with the Dissertation Fragments of Identity: Uses and Theories of Quotation between W. Allen and S. Sontag. Music BA from the Conservatorio di Musica "Giuseppe Verdi," Milan (1987), with the Honor's Thesis Jews, Memory and the Present. Synagogue Song in the Works of E. Bloch, D. Milhaud and A. Schoenberg. Ph.D. Candidate at the Department of Musicology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Dissertation topic: The Musical Traditions of the Jews in Piedmont. Founder and Director of Yuval Italia. 2005 Diller Visiting Scholar at University of California, Santa Cruz. Editor of Italian Jewish Musical Traditions.

Research interests: Italy; Klezmer revival.