Paolo Petrocelli is an international relations and cultural affairs expert, senior arts administrator, lecturer, musicologist, violinist, UNESCO Expert in Music, TEDx Speaker. As a music diplomacy ambassador, he serves in institutional roles to forge bonds through music in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the US. Paolo founded EMMA for Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace) to drive positive change in the Mediterranean region. EMMA brings together major institutions and world renowned artists under the shared passion for music and the promotion of peace. His most high-profile appointment thus far is as one of the youngest members ever elected to the Board of Directors of Fondazione Teatro dell’Opera di Roma (Rome Opera House). Top-level roles in the private sector have rounded out his cultural relations and senior arts administrator expertise, allowing collaboration with global leaders in performing arts management. He is Assistant to the Superintendent of the Rome Opera House for International Development and External Relations, Director of International Relations of Kyoto Opera Festival and Sawakami Opera Foundation in Japan. In order to serve as an active citizen and support non-profit activity, he has become a leading member of some of the most prestigious international and cultural organizations.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Arts and Culture
Country of Origin: Italy
City of Residency: Rome, Italy