F. Esposito has carried out an intense work of investigation as independent researcher that resulted in several publications, among them: an extensive monograph on Lisbon's musical life in the first half of the 19th century; an essay winner of the 5th edition of the Liszt Prize (Fondazione Liszt of Bologna, 2011); several articles published in international peer-reviewed specialty journals; some biographies of musicians of the 19th century for diverse dictionaries including the two main musical ones (The new Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart). He graduated in Naples (maximum grade cum laude) with thesis in History of Music and in 2009 completed a PhD degree in Historical Musicology (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, unanimous maximum grade cum laude), with a dissertation on Lisbon's concert life and associativism in the first half of the 19th century. In continuation of this research, he has worked out a post-doctoral program, focused on nineteenth century concert tournées related with Portugal. He was part of the projects Estudos de Música Instrumental em Portugal: 1755-1834 (Évora Univ.), O Teatro de S. Carlos: as artes do espectáculo em Portugal (Lisbon Univ.) and collaborates with the project Applied musicology to the concert classic in Spain (La Rioja Univ.). He is a member of the scientific council of the Núcleo de Estudos da História da Música Luso-Brasileira Caravelas and of the Centro de Estudos de Sociologia e Estética Musical and taught several musical disciplines (History of Portuguese Music, Musical Aesthetics, History of Music, etc.) in the main Lisbon musical institutions (Universidade Nova, Escola Superior de Música, Academia Nacional Superior de Orquestra, Conservatório Nacional, etc.) and Italian and Latin literature in Italian schools. The results of his research have been constantly presented to the scientific community in international congresses and conferences.