Massimiliano Sala is President of the Centro Studi Opera omnia Luigi Boccherini-Onlus (Lucca) and Vice-President of the Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi's Complete Works. His research interest is mainly focused on the turn of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. He is on the advisory board of the Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini's Complete Works and Secretary-Treasurer of the Italian National Edition of Pietro Antonio Locatelli's Complete Works. He is on the editorial committee of the serie 'Ad Parnassum Studies' and 'Boccherini Studies' and on the advisory board of the 'Quaderni Clementiani'. He is also General Editor of the series 'Studies on Italian Music History' (Brepols Publishers) and a founder of «Ad Parnassum. A Journal on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music» (Ut Orpheus Edizioni).
He has co-edited the volumes Muzio Clementi. Studies and Prospects (2002), Muzio Clementi cosmopolita della musica (2004), Domenico Scarlatti Adventures. Essays to Commemorate the 250th Anniversary of His Death (2008) and Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America (2009). He edited the volumes Giovanni Battista Viotti. A Composer between the Two Revolutions (2006) and From Stage to Screen: Musical Films in Europe and United States (1927-1961) (2012). At present he's working on the volumes Vincenzo Manfredini: Regole Armoniche […] (2012) and Music and Propaganda in the Short Twentieth Century […] (2014). He contributed the article on Giovanni Battista Viotti to Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart 2, and is contributing the articles on Johann Ladislav Dussek, Giovanni Battista Viotti and Ildebrando Pizzetti to Oxford Bibliographies Online (OUP).
With a diploma in piano (Conservatorio Luigi Boccherini, Lucca) and a degree with distinction and the right of publication in musicology (University of Pavia), in 1994 joined the editorial staff of the Stichting-Fondazione Pietro Antonio Locatelli (Amsterdam-Lucca) as editor of the Locatelli Opera omnia; at the same time, involved in research, she published many pieces including monographs, edited works, articles, sleeve notes, etc. In 2003 she was nominated as expert in the subject "Baroque and Classical Music" at the University of Pavia. In 2004 she was among the founders of the biannual journal Ad Parnassum. A Journal of Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music and of Ad Parnassum Studies (Ut Orpheus Edizioni). Since 2005 she has been General Editor of the Monumenta Musica Europea series (Brepols Publishers) and member of the scientific committee of the Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini's Opera omnia (Ut Orpheus Edizioni). Since 2008 she has been member of the Advisory Board of the Francesco Geminiani's Opera Omnia (Ut Orpheus Edizioni). She is currently Vice-president of the Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini–Onlus, Lucca.
Roberto Illiano is General Secretary of the Centro Studi Opera omnia Luigi Boccherini-Onlus (Lucca) and President of the Italian National Edition of Muzio Clementi’s Complete Works. He is member of the Council of Management of the La Spezia Concerts Society. He graduated in musicology in 1993 and further qualified in palaeography and musical philology in 1998. He collaborated with the Stichting-Fondazione Pietro Antonio Locatelli of Amsterdam-Lucca since 1999. He is on the advisory board of the Italian National Edition of Luigi Boccherini’s Complete Works (Secretary Treasurer), a founder of «Ad Parnassum. A Journal on Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Instrumental Music» (Ut Orpheus Edizioni) and General Editor of the series ‘Speculum Musicae’ (Brepols Publishers). He is also on the editorial committee of the series ‘Ad Parnassum Studies’ and ‘Boccherini Studies’, and on the advisory board of the ‘Quaderni Clementiani’ and ‘Collección Musica’ (Editorial Doble J). He has published a variety of writing on XVIIIth-XIXth-century music and analyses of XXth-century music, especially that of Luigi Dallapiccola. He has edited the volumes «Muzio Clementi. Studies and Prospects» (with L. and M. Sala, 2002), «Italian Music during the Fascist Period» (2004), «Music and Dictatorship in Europe and Latin America» (with M. Sala, 2009), «Instrumental Music and the Industrial Revolution» (with L. Sala, 2010), «Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812): A Bohemian Composer en voyage through Europe», (with R. H. Stewart-MacDonald, 2012). At present, he is editing the book «VIVA V.E.R.D.I.: Music from Risorgimento to the Unification of Italy» (Brepols, 2013), and is also producing the articles on ‘Muzio Clementi’ and ‘Music and Italian Fascism’ for Oxford Bibliographies Online (OUP).
Lorenzo Frassà is Honorary member of the Centro Studi Opera omnia Luigi Boccherini-Onlus (Lucca). He graduated in musicology at the University of Pavia/Cremona in 2003 with a dissertation in opera history entitled «Il teatro musicale di G. Rossini, 1810-1823: relazioni con le fonti e varianti d'autore: alcune considerazioni». In 2005 he founded the agency of artist representation and music promotion MAGADIS International Music Agency. In 2006 he set up, as sole administrator, the BravoMaestro company which runs the <www.bravomaestro.com> portal for the online sale of classical music. His fields of research particularly concern the operatic world in the eighteenth-twentieth centuries. He edited the volumes "The Opéra-comique in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries", Turnhout, Brepols (Speculum Musicae, 15), "Verdi Reception" (Studies on Italian Music History, 7). He's artistic director of the Festival Boccherini.