Dr. María Gembero Ustarroz

committee A musicologist from Pamplona, she has been a Senior Scientist in Musicology at the Milá y Fontanals Institution of Barcelona (CSIC) since 2007. She holds a degree in History from the University of Navarra (1981) and a PhD in Musicology from the University of Granada (1991), in both cases with award Extraordinary, and degree scroll Professional Piano Teacher from the Pablo Sarasate Conservatory of Pamplona (1981) with award Fin de degree program. She taught at the Pablo Sarasate Conservatory of Pamplona (1982-1991) and at the University of Granada (1991-2007), collaborated in programmes at doctorate and Master's Degree at the universities of Salamanca and Valladolid, and since 2010 has been collaborating in a Master's Degree at the University of Barcelona. He has directed seven doctoral thesis and other supervised research works.

His research focuses on Spanish music (16th-19th centuries), musical relations between Spain and Latin America during the viceregal period, Spanish musical heritage and the musical history of Navarre. He has directed three projects research and development of the Plan Nacional de research and the group Mecenazgo musical en Andalucía y su proyección en América, financed by the board de Andalucía. He is currently involved in the projects Libros de polifonía hispana (1450-1650): catálogo sistemático y contexto histórico-cultural and Traditional Music Fund CSIC-IMF. research He has participated in numerous national and international conferences, has carried out intensive research at the file General de Indias in Seville and has spent time at the universities of Cambridge and Chicago.

His publications include: La música en la Catedral de Pamplona durante el siglo XVIII, 2 vols; the edition of the Concierto para core topic y Orquesta (1767) by Manuel Narro (the first keyboard concerto known so far in the Hispanic world); "El patrimonio musical español y su management"; and numerous contributions in prestigious national and international journals and publishing houses on theatre music, musical patronage of the nobility, musical repertoire in women's convents and parishes, music in colonial Spanish America and in Napoleonic Spain. She is editor of the volume programs of study on music and musicians in Navarre, and co-editor of La música y el Atlántico. Relaciones musicales entre España y Latinoamérica and the interdisciplinary volume Desvelando el cuerpo: perspectivas desde las ciencias sociales y humanas. In 2012 she coordinated (with Emilio Ros-Fábregas) the dossier Musical 'Otherness' in the Iberian World, 1500-1800 for the journal Early Music (Oxford University Press).

She is coordinator of the group de research Música, patrimonio y sociedad, recognised by the Generalitat de Catalunya, and has recently been appointed director of the Colección Música de publishing house CSIC, which includes the series Monumentos de la Música Española.