Nicolas Dufetel is a musicologist, researcher at the CNRS and deputy director of IReMus (Institut de recherche en musicologie) in Paris. He wrote his doctoral thesis on Franz Liszt, and has been a guest researcher at the Bibliothèque nationale de France. He was a fellow at the Houghton Library (Harvard University) and a postdoctoral fellow of the Humboldt Foundation in Weimar. His research concerns the 19th century, especially Liszt, aesthetics, epistemology, European culture, and the history of music in the Ottoman empire.
He regularly works together with festivals and music institutions (Vézelay, Lisztomanias, Philharmonie de Paris, du Luxembourg, etc.) and published several books on Liszt, Wagner, and religious music, and recently "Le Château de la Moutte : Un joyau romantique à Saint-Tropez".
He is also vice-mayor for culture in Angers.