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IU Jacobs School of Music professor Giovanni Zanovello receives Swiss Musicological Society award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 18, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Giovanni Zanovello, assistant professor of musicology at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, is the recipient of the Jacques-Handschin Award from the Swiss Musicological Society, to be presented in Zurich Nov. 22.

Zanovello, Giovanni
Giovanni Zanovello
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The prize is an award of encouragement for young musicology researchers delivered on recommendation of the preceding Glarean Award winner.

The Jacques-Handschin Award and the Glarean Award, each endowed with 10,000 francs, are financed through a donation to the Swiss Musicological Society from musicologist Marta Walter.

"When I learned that I would be the Jacques-Handschin recipient for 2011, I could hardly believe it," said Zanovello. "I am very grateful to the Swiss Musicological Society for this great honor, and it is especially significant to have been nominated by Professor Martin Staehelin -- a world authority in my field and a scholar whose work lies at the very foundation of my research. The Jacques-Handschin-Preis comes at an ideal time in my career. The endowment that comes with it will allow me to spend several weeks in Florence completing and integrating the archival, bibliographical, and repertorial research for my planned book on music at the Convent of Santissima Annunziata during the Renaissance."

About Giovanni Zanovello

Previously a visiting assistant professor with the Jacobs School of Music, Giovanni Zanovello currently pursues research interests that include Franco-Flemish singers and composers, music in Renaissance Florence, musical institutions, humanism and music, and 16th-century music theory in France.

Zanovello received his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2005. He completed a year as a fellow at Villa I Tatti and has received grants and fellowships from Princeton University, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Padova (Italy) and C.N.R.S./Centre d'╔tudes Superieures de la Renaissance in Tours (France).

Zanovello has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences and has published on various topics, including 16th-century Italian madrigal, 18th-century clarinet, Heinrich Isaac, humanists and music, and music in Florence and in the Veneto. He is responsible for the Heinrich Isaac complete edition, which is due to appear soon in the series Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae.

He has collaborated on the modern edition of volumes 9 and 11 of Ottaviano Petrucci's Frottole (Padova 1997 and 1999).