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Maurizio Croci
organ

Dal 20 al 24 luglio

Programme

The course is dedicated to all organists or keyboard players who wish to learn or deepen their practice of the Italian organ repertoire between the 16th and 17th centuries on historical instruments. 

 

Other repertoires that can be played on the available historical Italians may also be presented, to be agreed in advance with the teacher.

 

Repertoire: 

Free choice from Italian works of the sixteenth-seventeenth century to be communicated before the course.

Instruments

  • Oratorio di S. Andrea, organo di autore anonimo (inizio XVII sec.)

  • Oratorio di San Giuseppe, organo S. Vici (1782)

Bio

Maurizio Croci is an organist and harpsichordist active on the international stage, a professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud-Valais-Fribourg (HEMU).

A graduate of the 'Paul Hofhaimer' International Competition in Innsbruck, he has been invited to give concerts in Europe, Russia and Japan, playing at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Musashino Concert Hall in Tokyo and festivals such as Toulouse les Orgues, Organ Festival Holland, St Albans International Organ. Festival. In 2000, he performed the complete organ works of J.S. Bach in Bern.

He has published numerous CDs dedicated to, among others, G. Frescobaldi, J. S. Bach, G. F. Kauffmann, A. Soler (in duo with P. van Dijk), A. Gabrieli, C. Monteverdi (leading the ensemble 'Il Pegaso', which he founded in 2012) and has received international critical acclaim.  In 2020, he released the CD 'Milano Spagnola' (Arcana Outhere - RSI Rete-Due ) in duo with Evangelina Mascardi (vihuela). 

For the recording dedicated to J. S. Bach 'Bach mirrored', he won the 'Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik'.

Since 2005, he has been Professor of Organ at the Haute Ecole de Musique Vaud-Valais-Fribourg (HEMU) and, since 2004, of harpsichord at the Scuola Civica di Milano.
He has published articles on musicology and directed a two-year HES-SO (Haute École Spécialisée de Suisse occidentale) research project on Renaissance music for fretted and plucked instruments. 

He has been invited to give master classes in Europe, Russia and Japan and as a jury member of international competitions, including St Albans International Organ Competition, the 'Xavier Darasse' Organ Competition in Toulouse, the Schnitger Organ Competition in Alkmaar, the ECHO Grand Prix in Freiberg and Treviso, the International Composition Prize for Six Historic Organs in Mafra, etc. 

Maurizio Croci graduated in Organ and Harpsichord at the Conservatories of Milan and Trento and continued his studies at the Schola Cantorum in Basel with Jean-Claude Zehnder and Andrea Marcon. He graduated summa cum laude in Musicology at the University of Freiburg under Prof. Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini.

Since 2005, he has been a member of the board of artistic directors of the network 'European Cities of Historical Organs' (ECHO), an association of European cities for the preservation and enhancement of historical organs. 

Since 1998 he has been artistic director of the Festival International d'Orgue de Fribourg (Fondation Académie d'Orgue de Fribourg), of which he is a founder, and since 2020 artistic director of Milano Arte Musica, an international festival of early music.

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