Marcello Mazzetti is co-founder of the research group and early music ensemble Palma Choralis, specializing as a lute and gamba player and also as a vocalist since 2006. After his early studies in classical guitar, composition, and conducting at the University of Pavia, he continued his studies with research into the performance practice of Italian Renaissance polyphony. His research interests also include Byzantine and Gregorian chant. Since 2010, Mr. Mazzetti has served as director of the Brescia International Early Music Summer School and Festival in Brescia, Italy, which gathers students from across the globe to work with leading European early music ensembles, scholars, and experts in historically-informed performance practice. In addition to completing his doctoral research at the University of Southampton on the Renaissance polymath and composer Floriano Canale, Mr. Mazzetti is currently the co-head of the Early Music Department at the School of Music in Brescia. 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.