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Mezzo-soprano, DMus. Päivi Järviö specializes in the singing, researching and teaching of Baroque and Renaissance music. She has performed as a soloist with numerous baroque ensembles and orchestras in Finland as well as abroad. Her recordings include music by Claudio Monteverdi, Luigi Rossi, Henry Purcell, and Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco. Further, she coaches singers, choirs, ensembles and conductors. In 2011 she completed her doctoral thesis on the embodied performing practice of Italian Early Baroque music, and is currently working as university lecturer and head of the DocMus Doctoral School at the Sibelius Academy of the University of the Arts, Helsinki. In 2012 she also worked as a senior fellow in the Artistic Experimentation in Music research project at the Orpheus Institute (Gent, Belgium). Her present research focuses on the embodied present-day practice of performing so-called Early Music and what she provisionally calls embodied historiography.