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Marie-Louise Catsalis

Area(s) of Expertise
Degrees / Education
Ph.D. (Musicology/Historical Performance Practice), University of Newcastle, Australia, 2005)
M.Mus. (Hons.; Performance Research), University of Newcastle, Australia, 1998
B.Mus. (Hons.; Piano Performance), University of Sydney, Australia, 1990
B.A. (Modern Languages), University of New England, Australia, 2002
Grad.Dip.Mus. (Operatic Studies), Conservatorium of Music, Sydney, 1993
Graduate Diploma (Education), University of New England, Australia, 1992
Licentiate Diploma (Piano Accompaniment), Australian Music Exam Board, 1995
Licentiate Diploma (Piano Pedagogy), Trinity College, London, 1989

Conductor, vocal coach, and keyboard accompanist (piano and harpsichord).

Trained as a pianist, she completed a graduate opera repetiteur’s course at the Sydney Conservatorium; she also took part in the Pacific Music Festival, Sapporo, Japan, where she gave recitals with chamber soloists of the Vienna Philharmonic and Santa Cecilia Orchestras, played in the festival’s orchestra under Michael Tilson Thomas, and worked with composer Lou Harrison. Thereafter, she began to specialize in vocal music of the Italian Baroque, taking lessons in Italy and eventually completing the Master of Music degree at the University of New England, Australia. She went on to doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia, which focused on the serenatas or occasional vocal music of Alessandro Scarlatti.

Presented papers and lecture/recitals at the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music, the American Handel Society, the Musicological Society of Australia, and the American Musicological Society.

Critical editions have been published on the Web Library of Seventeenth-Century Music and A-R Editions Recent Researches in the Music of the Baroque Era.