In 2006, Livio Ticli co-founded the research group and early music ensemble Palma Choralis with Marcello Mazzetti. In addition to being a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (specializing in historical keyboards, percussion, recorder, and Renaissance double harp), he also specializes in period gesture, Renaissance dance, and historically-informed acting. His early studies in classical piano, choral singing, and recorder soon led to an interest in early music, culminating in a Master’s in Renaissance Polyphony from the International Music Academy in Milan, Italy. His current research at the University of Southampton explores the synergy of the arts through self-accompaniment and performance as a multi-instrumentalist. Mr. Ticli is co-director of the Brescia International Early Music Summer School and Festival in Brescia, Italy and he also co-heads the Early Music Department of the Brescia School of Music, where he teaches Renaissance and Baroque singing. In addition to performing, Mr. Ticli has designed and directed numerous Renaissance “spectacles” that recreate Renaissance banquet scenes in cooperation with several historical dance companies as well as experts in early modern cookery. His research and performance expertise has taken him across the globe, including the United States, where he has twice been invited as a visiting fellow at the Arthur F. Kinney Center of Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Masschusetts.