Peter de Laurentiis

Peter de Laurentiis (photo: Sander Heezen)

Peter de Laurentiis was born to a Scottish mother and a Neapolitan father in Genoa (Italy). He studied violin at the Paganini Conservatory in Genoa, and went on to study musicology at the Universities of Cremona, Oxford and Tours.
While at University he developed an interest in vocal music and started performing with various specialised ensembles. He now works mainly with Cappella Pratensis (Stratton Bull) also covering the role of Artistic Advisor and Project Manager, cantoLX (Frank Agsteribbe), La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), i Favoriti della Fenice (Jean Tubéry), the Choeur de Chambre de Namur (Leonardo Garcia Alarcon), Currende (Erik van Nevel) and Vlaams Radio Koor (Hervé Niquet).
Also active in teaching, he gives lessons, conferences and courses in history and notation of early music, singing, and in pronunciation and diction issues for singers.
Peter – a research associate of the Alamire Foundation, in Leuven – is very interested and continues studying cultural history, textual criticism and philology, and inspiring new ways to perform early and difficult repertoires for modern audiences, but he also has a secret passion for cooking.

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