Organ Recital

Alessandro Bianchi was born in Como and studied in Piacenza Conservatoire where he was awarded Organ Composition diplomas with Luigi Toja. He also attended the master classes of Nicholas Danby and Arturo Sacchetti. He is organist of St. Paul’s Basilica in Cantu’ and Artistic Director of the Musical Association “Amici dell’ Organo di Cantu’”.

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

He has given master classes and lectures on Italian Music in Italy, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, USA, Singapore and Mexico and he has undertaken several CD and Radio-TV broadcasts  in Europe, USA and Brazil.  He was juror in several organ competitions and many composers have dedicated to him new organ works. He is organist of the St. Edward’s Anglican Church in Lugano. In 2014, the City of Cantu’ awarded him with the title of “Honorable Citizen” for his work in Art and Culture.

This is the first opportunity since the height of the pandemic that Alessandro has been able to play for us. If you want a foretaste of his skill as an organist you can always find him on YouTube.

St James the Great, Chapelthorpe Monday 22nd August

St Peter’s Woolley Wednesday 24th August

Both recitals start at 7pm and payment is on the door - £8 for adults and £4 for children  (under the age of 16)

The price includes refreshments after the recitals and where you will have the opportunity to meet Alessandro.

All are welcome.

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