University professor, lecturer, published author with an extensive research career and a significant experience in coaching graduate students and professionals to strengthen their skills and confidence in cultural management, entrepreneurship and diplomacy. 


Petrocelli is a Yale University Visiting Fellow and a Visiting Researcher at MIT Media Lab, the interdisciplinary research laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts).

Petrocelli got a Ph.D. in Economics, Marketing and Creativity at the IULM University of Milan and an Exuective MBA from SDA Bocconi School of Management in Milan.

Shaping Generations

To help shape the next generation, Petrocelli lectures management and international cultural relations at leading universities, including: New York University, Université Paris Sorbonne, Accademia Teatro alla Scala, American University Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), Hanoi University and Ho Chi Min University (Vietnam), European School of Economics, Alma Mater Università Bologna, LUMSA, Sole 24 Ore Business School, IED Roma.


As a senior performing arts manager and a scholar, Petrocelli works on research projects focused on innovative management models for the Opera Houses and performing arts centers of the future and the development of the arts and opera in Middle East and North Africa.

He specialized in the study of European music in the Twentieth Century. Today, he is considered a leading representative of the new generation of scholars of Twentieth Century British music.

He published several essays and two books on the music of Sir William Walton and the first structured and complete research work undertaken on opera theatres across the entire Middle East and North Africa.

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Music Education

Petrocelli holds an MA in Violin Performance from the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia and is a graduate in Musicology of both La Sapienza University of Rome and Middlesex University of London.