Della Libera (Milan, 1961) completed his music studies in Rome, where he graduated in flute at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia and in history of music at the University La Sapienza, with Pierluigi Petrobelli. Since 1998 he is a tenured professor of History of Music at the Conservatory of Frosinone. From 1988 to 1991, he collaborated with IBIMUS (Istituto di Bibliografia Musicale) in the cataloguing of musical manuscripts in several Roman Archives, such as Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Biblioteca di Storia Moderna e contemporanea. His main field of research is the music in Rome in the Baroque era, especially sacred music, musical institutions, and archival studies. He published articles in Nuova Rivista Musicale Italiana, Rivista italiana di musicologia, Recercare, Studi musicali, Acta Musicologica, Analecta Musicologica. He published three volumes of critical editions of the sacred music of Alessandro Scarlatti for A-R Editions. He published also several biographies for Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani and Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. He collaborates for recording and performing projects with some of the most esteemed Italian performers in baroque music: Rinaldo Alessandrini and Concerto Italiano, Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante, the violinist Enrico Gatti, and Paolo Da Col with the ensemble Odhecaton. Since 1997, he writes as a musical critic for Il Messaggero, the most important newspaper in Rome. Della Libera received his PhD in Musicology from the Università di Roma Tor Vergata in ‘co-tutelle’ with the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. His dissertation La musica sacra romana di Alessandro Scarlatti: testi, contesti, documenti was given the distinction ‘Magna cum laude’. In February 2013, he was invited to give papers and lectures at Princeton University and Harvard University. He collaborates also with several Italian music institutions: Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Accademia Chigiana (Siena), Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Festival delle Nazioni, Centro della Pietà dei Turchini di Napoli.He gave lectures and seminars in many European Universities and Conservatories: Manchester, Birmingham, Berlin, Rome, Perugia, Paris, Lisbon, Mainz, Bremen.Luca is in the Board of the Directors of the Baroque Music Foundation ( He is administrator of the Facebook page La musica sacra romana di Alessandro Scarlatti