MemberAlessio Olivieri

I am musicologist and classical guitarist, currently PhD candidate in Musicology at the University of California Riverside. Under the supervision of Dr. Walter Clark, my research focuses on realism and verismo in the Spanish musical theater at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th centuries.  Other interests include Italian verismo, 19th-century Italian art songs, and 20th-century guitar repertoire.

MemberAxel Klein

I am an independent researcher specializing in the history of art music in Ireland, especially the 19th and 20th centuries. A related field of interest is the music of Irish emigrants in Europe (particularly in France) and the US. I was born in 1962, studied at the University of Hildesheim and Trinity College Dublin, PhD in 1995. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, I have written and edited some books, numerous articles and book chapters, and was elected a Corresponding Member of the Society for Musicology in Ireland (SMI) in 2015.