Ovid Young Memorial Organ Recital Series

November 20, 2023

7:00 p.m.

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Alessandro Bianchi

Alessandro Bianchi was born in Como and studied in Piacenza Conservatoire where he was awarded Organ and Organ Composition diplomas with Luigi Toja. He also attended the Masterclasses of Nicholas Danby and Arturo Sacchetti.

He is the Artistic Director of the Musical Association “Amici dell’Organo di Cantu’” and  organist of the St. Edward’s the Confessor Anglican Church in Lugano.

Organ Concert tours have seen him to play more than 2,300 recitals, always as a soloist, in many International Organ Festivals in Italy, Vatican, Switzerland, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Baleares, Andorra, Tenerife, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Alands, Iceland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Russia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lettland, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Israel, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, and South Africa.

He has given Masterclasses and lectures on Italian Music in Italy, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, USA, Singapore, and Mexico and has undertaken several CD recordings and Radio-TV broadcasts in Europe, USA, and Brazil.

He was juror in several organ competitions and many composers have dedicated new organ works to him.

In 2014, the City of Cantu’ awarded him with the title of “Honorable Citizen” for his work in Art and Culture.