Luca di Donato - Organista del Pontificio Organo Dom-Bedos della Basilica di San Domenico in Rieti
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Luca di Donato

Luca di Donato was born in Rome in 1981. At the age of fourteen years old he used to be the official organist of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli. He was trained at the school of great music teachers, such as Alberto Pavoni and Luigi Celeghin.

He has performed in several and important Roman basilicas, offering repeated concerts in Italy and abroad. Thanks to its classification as winner in the contest "Ibla great prize" in 2001, he performed in New York and Tokyo successfully. He joined major organ festivals and he held an inaugural recital of the great organ of Alessandro Giacobazzi Bordighera, a prestigious and unique musical instrument in Europe for phonic and mechanical characteristics. He currently holds concerts in Italy and abroad and continues to work alongside the liturgical service.

Actually he is the official organist of the Dom-Bedos Formentelli, monumental organ in the Basilica of San Domenico in Rieti. Moreover he often lends his advice on the design, construction, tuning and restoration of organs in Italy.

Particularly appreciated his skills as an improviser, he is able to take entire concerts improvising compositions, even those requested by the public during his performance, or revisiting well known melodies, giving them a new tone and originality.

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