Cagnani Gianluca



Born in Turin, by now he is known for years at an international level as one of the most remarkable performer and scholar of J.S.Bach’s opera omnia and he is also active in the art of improvisation, from the six voices motet to Passacaglia, from the Prelude and Fugue to the late romantic symphony. He studied with L.F. Tagliavini, L. Rogg, M. Radulescu, H. Vogel and P. Kee. He is further improving himself with Ton Koopman. In 1992 he won the first prize at Concorso Internazionale d’Organo “Città di Milano”. After overcoming the competition in 1994, he is the holder of the Organ and Organ Composition professorship at Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Turin. He teaches in seminars and masterclasses, in Italian and Foreign Academies, such as Pesaro, Brescia, Turin and Timisoara. In 2006/2007 he taught at the Cathedral of Cremona for an annual course of specialization on Bach’s opera omnia. Cagnani plays in all Europe in the most prestigious festivals, like Haarlem on the famous Muller organ by S. Bavo, Groningen, Wien, Genève, Aosta, Milan, Ljubljana, Dieppe. In January 2010 he is invited to perform in China (Wuhan and Bejing) and recently in Weingarten International Festival on the huge Gabler organ of 1750 and in Freiberg (Silbermann organ 1735). As an harpsichordist he recorded Platti’s, Bach’s, Vivaldi’s, Vento’s, Sammartini’s, Rutini’s, Pachelbel’s, Hotteterre’s sonatas and concerts. As an organ player he recorded pieces by Sweelinck for Elegia Classics on Dell’Orto-Lanzini organ in Pinerolo. He is organ player at the Lutheran Church in Turin. He started the systematic study of the Bach’s cantatas with great attention to the theological aspects, the symbolisms and numerology.


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