Organ
Luca Lavuri
Biography

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n 2012 he took his diploma with maximum marks in pia­no under Professor Limongelli and in organ under Mae­stro Giovanni Mazza at the Music Conservatory “G. Verdi” in Milan. A versatile and polyhedric musician, he devotes himself actively to his repertoire in the broadest possible fields. From ancient to contemporary music, in his twofold role of an organist and a pianist, and as a soloist or in the framework of chamber music. A brilliant student in his own Conservatory, he was awarded a variety of prizes in his own academy, among which: the Forziati Prize (2007), second place for the Lina Bodini Prize (2011) and first place on an equal footing for the Rancati Prize (2011) in chamber mu­sic, in a duo with flautist Giorgio Consolati. He took part in the bicentennial of the birth of Schumann and Chopin (2010) and of Liszt (2011) organized by the Milan Music Conservatory in co-operation with TvSat 2000. He conti­nued his studies in Vienna, obtaining the qualification of Master of Art in piano (2012-2015) at the Musik und Kunst Privat Universität Wien, concluding in September 2015 with a Master course dissertation on two “cruel nocturnes” (2001) for piano by Salvatore Sciarrino.

He also got the title of Magister ad Artium (2012-2016) in organ at the Univer­sität für Musik und darstellende Kunst under the guidance of Maestro Pier Damiano Peretti, with a final dissertation on an elaborate repertoire for saxophone and organ. He devotes himself actively to contemporary music, either as a soloist and in ensemble, and carries out first performan­ces of pieces dedicated specifically to him. He took part in the world competition “Jugend musiziert”, and was first prize winner in a duo with flautist Alessandro Baticci in the “Contemporary Music” category (2008) and special prize (Sonderpreis des Deutschen Musikverlag-Verbandes) for the best performance of a piece composed by the perfor­mer (Sonata SIRIUS for Flute Piano prepared Mimica and Electronic tape by Alessandro Baticci 2007). In 2011 and 2012 he cooperated with the contemporary music labo­ratory of the Milan Music Conservatory “G. Verdi” under the guidance of Maestro Bonifacio, where some portraits of Italian composers such as Riccardo Malipiero (2011) and Niccolò Castiglioni (2012) were realized, in co-operation with Radio 3. In 2012 he took part in the performance of the second Symphony for 21 pianos by Daniele Lombar­di. He was first prize winner at the competition “Città di Treviso” in the category Contemporary Music (2011) as a soloist, getting the highest result in his category (2011 e 2015). In 2013 he played in an Ensemble directed by Ma­rino Formenti in the framework of the project “Kons goes Marino’s Party” at the Konzerthaus in Vienna. In 2015 he performed with the Ensemble PHACE at the Konzerthaus in Vienna on the occasion of the opening concert of the music season. In 2015 he cooperated with the Ensemble The Black Page Orchestra performing several première at he Unsafe+Sounds festival. He is presently attending PPCM (Performance Practice in Contemporary Music) for contemporary music at the Kunst Universität Graz. The project Klangforum Wien was set up in 2009 as an oppor­tunity for young musicians to get trained and specialised in the soloistic, chamber- and ensemble- repertoire of the XXXXI centuries. Since 2013 he has been playing in a duo with saxophonist Massimiliano Girardi. The sargas duo performs in a sax-piano and sax-organ combination. The duo devotes itself to the contemporary repertoire performing première in both instrumental combinations. In the Chile-Argentina tour of summer 2015 he performed an exclusively Italian programme, with several first nights throughout the continent (M.Azzan, L.Schiavo, P.D.Peretti).

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