Tess Knighton holds MA and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge and was a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, for fifteen years before being appointed an Emeritus Fellow. From May 2011 she has been an ICREA Research Professor at the Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC) in Barcelona. In July 2012 she was awarded a Marie Curie Foundation Integration Grant for a research project on the urban musics of early modern Barcelona. Her research interests embrace music and culture in the Iberian world from the 15th to the early 17th centuries, and she has published widely in this field. She was Editor of the OUP journal Early Music from 1993 to 2009 and is Series Editor of the Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Music series for The Boydell Press, as well as Secretary to the Editorial Committee of Monumentos de la Música Esañola.