Giacomelli Gabriele



He got a diploma in piano and in organ with honors at the Conservatoire “L. Cherubini” in Florence, where he studied with Mariella Mochi. He has therefore improved himself with Stefano Innocenti and has participated to interpretations courses led by Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Michael Radulescu and Harald Vogel. He took a degree with honors in Music History at the University of Florence. He began, since an early age, an intense concert activity, achieving great success both in Italy and abroad (Denmark, Germany, Holland, Russia and Slovenia), most of all on organs of historical interest, for associations and institutions as Sagra Musicale Umbra, Sagra Musicale Lucchese, Festival dell’Organo in Corsanico, Società dei Concerti “B. Barattelli” in L’Aquila, Festival “G. Callido” in Venice, Mercoledì Musicali by Ente Cassa di Risparmio di Firenze. Essays on Cherubini, Frescobaldi, Padre Martini, Merulo, Orlando di Lasso, Palestrina and Zipoli were published on important scientific magazines and on International conference proceedings to which he has participated as speaker. He is author of three books enthusiastically reviewed by international critics: Antonio Squarcialupi e la tradizione organaria in Toscana, (Torre d’Orfeo 1992), Gli organi di Santa Maria del Fiore di Firenze (Olschki, 1993), O flos colende. Musica per Santa maria del Fiore (1608-1788) (Torre d’Orfeo, 1998). He is co-author with Salvatore Accardo of Stradivari (Bompiani, 2012), a textbook for secondary schools, immediately become a best-seller in scholarly publishing. He is author of critical editions of unpublished music by Campion, Casini, da Gagliano, Vitali and Zipoli. He is artistic director of the festival O flos colende: Musica sacra a Firenze, organized by Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence since 1997 and of Festival Zipoli sponsored by the Municipality and the Province of Prato since 1998. He is member of the artistic commission of Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo in Pistoia. He cooperates since time as musicologist and event planner for institutions as Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra della Toscana, Ravenna Festival, Amici della Musica of Florence and Perugia. He is teacher of Music History at the Conservatoire “G. B. Martini” in Bologna. He has participated as musical consultant and performer of organ music in the documentary Domenico Zipoli un musicista tra gli Indios by Massimo Luconi. He was honorary inspector for protection and restoration of ancient organs of the Province of Arezzo. He teached Musical Iconography at the Universities of Florence and Lecce.


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