Philippe Canguilhem is Professor of Musicology at the University of Tours (France), and a researcher at the Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance. His work focuses on Italian music in the 16th century, with special emphasis on Florentine musical life. On this subject, he has written a book on music in Florence at the time of Cosimo I which is forthcoming with Brepols.
He is also interested in improvised counterpoint in the Renaissance, and has published an edition and translation of Vicente Lusitano’s counterpoint treatises (Brepols, 2013), and a book on polyphonic improvisation in the Renaissance in 2015 (Classiques Garnier). He has been a senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France (2017-2022), a fellow and visiting professor at Villa I Tatti–the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, and a fellow at the Italian Academy of Columbia University. Last year, he was an honorary fellow at the Historisches Kolleg in Munich.
Canguilhem was nominated by the Department of Music.