Organ curriculum

Organ teacher at the high school “Farnesina” in Rome, organist of the Civitavecchia-Tarquinia's episcopate, since 2006 he is the artistic director of “Organa Nostra”, the Early Organs Festival in the province of Viterbo.

He was organist, between 1999 and 2002, in the Vatican State, in order to the General Audiences given by pope John Paul II and, between 1992 and 2004, of the S. Ignazio from Loyola's church in Rome.

Graduated in Organ and Organistic Composition in 1994, by "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory of Music in Rome, under the direction of Mr. Luigi Celeghin, he also studied early music with Christopher Stembridge (Accademia Chigiana in Siena) and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (Accademia per l’Organo Italiano in Bologna). In 1995 he won the second prize at the National Organ Competition “Città di Viterbo”.

He took part in many music festivals like “Arte organica” (Spain), “Festival di Pasqua” (Rome), “Festa della Musica” ("La Sapienza" University of Rome), “Le ore dell’organo” (Rome), “Festival del XVIII secolo” (Lecce), “Concerti d’Autunno” e “Concerti di Primavera” (Polesine), “Settembre organistico” (Fabriano), “Suoni dal passato” (Macerata), ”Accademia Organistica Elpidiense” (S. Elpidio a mare), Circolo Culturale Sirolese (Sirolo). In 2003 he played for the Spanish Culture Institute "Cervates" in Cairo (All Saints' Cathedral, Egipt) and in 2005 inaugurated the new Casavant organ in the St. Charles Borromeo's church in Toronto (Canada).

He played, among others, with the London Symphony Choir (“A Deutsch Requiem” by Brahms, at the Ara Coeli's church in Rome), the Radio Sophia's National Orchestra (Bach's Mass in b min. conducted by Milan Natchev, at the church of S. Maria degli Angeli, Roma) and the "Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma" (Tosca, with Daniela Dessì and Fabio Armiliato, at the "Auditorium della Conciliazione", Rome).

 

 

Harpsichord curriculum

Concertist, soloist and continuist, especialized in early music, he played with various groups like the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Zubin Mehta, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, International Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra della Fondazione Scarlatti, Opera Ensemble from Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, etc.

Graduated in Harpsichord in 1997, with top marks and with honors, by “S. Cecilia”'s Conservatory of Music in Rome, under the direction of his teacher Paola Bernardi, he focused on early music studying with C. Stembridge, J. B. Christensen and L. F. Tagliavini.

He played in the Parco della Musica Auditorium, Teatro Argentina, Oratorio del Gonfalone (Rome), Teatro Dal Verme (Milan) with Umberto Eco, Sala Greppi (Bergamo), Ravello Festival with Z. Mehta, Palazzo dei Papi and della Tuscia University in Viterbo, in Salzburg and in almost all the italian regions.

He colaborted with singers like Mariella Devia, Gloria Banditelli, Gabriella Martellacci, and he has always been well reviewed, also by the music magazine Amadeus.

He taught harpsichord in the A. Arias Maceín Conservatory of Music in Madrid, Spain, and at the moment he gives masterclasses in Tarquinia (Italy).

He wrote an article about the harpsichord maker Girolamo Zenti (1600), published by the Galpin Society Journal of Cambridge (LX).

Sala Nervi (Aula Paolo VI) Vatican, with pope John Paul II
Sala Nervi (Aula Paolo VI) Vatican, with pope John Paul II
S. Ignazio da Loyola, Roma, organo Tamburini 1935
S. Ignazio da Loyola, Roma, organo Tamburini 1935
Salamanca (Spagna), Catedral Vieja, organo rinascimentale
Salamanca (Spagna), Catedral Vieja, organo rinascimentale
Salamanca, Catedral Vieja, Organo di Salinas
Salamanca, Catedral Vieja, Organo di Salinas
Villares de la Reina (Spagna), organo sec. XVIII
Villares de la Reina (Spagna), organo sec. XVIII
Fabriano, chiesa Ss. Biagio e Romualdo, organo G. Callido 1791
Fabriano, chiesa Ss. Biagio e Romualdo, organo G. Callido 1791
Il Cairo (Egitto), All Saints' Cathedral, organo Bevington & Sons (sec. XIX)
Il Cairo (Egitto), All Saints' Cathedral, organo Bevington & Sons (sec. XIX)

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