Luca Chiantore (1966) is an Italian musician and musicologist. He has given recitals, classes and conferences in more than 20 countries of Europe, Asia, America and Africa. He received the PhD in Musicology from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, focusing his research on the theory and the history of musical performance of the 19th century piano repertoire. His book Historia de la técnica pianística: Un estudio sobre los grandes compositores y el arte de la interpretación en busca de la Ur-Technik was published in 2001. In 2010 he presented Beethoven al piano: Improvisación, composición e investigación sonora en sus ejercicios técnicos, the first book on Ludwig van Beethoven's widely unknown keyboard exercises. Since 2003, he is the director of Musikeon (www.musikeon.net), a company offering musicological services and specialized musical training throughout Spain and Latin America. He is also a lecturer at the Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya (ESMUC), Musicology Department, and teaches at Katarina Gurska Music School in Madrid and at the Doctorate in Music of the Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal).