Pier Paolo Ciurlia has devoted himself to early music performance practice studying lute and theorbo with M° Tiziano Bagnati, and graduated with maximum honors at the Conservatory of Venice. He also graduated in Prepolifonia and Gregorian Chant with M° Lanfranco Menga. He studies also Byzantine Chant at the Hellenic institute of Venice.
He has performed as a continuo and soloist player with international renown directors as Ton Koopman, Stefano Montanari, Attilio Cemonesi, Claudio Scimone, participating in Festival and performing with internationally recognized ensemble.
He Collaborate with Accademia Bizantina, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Marciana Chapel of San Marco, I Solisti Veneti, Creator Ensemble, Ensemble MusicalIncanti, Musicavenezia, Il Sistro barocco.
In 2010 he performed as a soloist for the orchestra of Teatro La Fenice in Venice directed by Maestro S.Montanari. He played at the Szymanowski Philharmonic in Krakow for the international festival Misteria Paschalia 2010. He has played recordings for television and several Italian and foreign labels. The album he recorded with Ensemble MusicaliIncanti “Tra calli e palazzi ” won the first prize in the International Chamber Music Competition “Gaetano Zinetti”.
He is the author of the book “Johann Hieronymus Kapsberger noble Alemanno. A Biography.” published by the publishing house Armelin Music, Padua. First Biography entirely devoted to this author. He curated the transcription of the Bononcini oratorio “San Nicola di Bari” edited by M.A.P edition.
From 2016 he lives and works in France, where he is also choir conductor in Dijon.