Alessio Corti

Alessio Corti was born in Milan in 1967. He was still young when he received his diploma in Piano, Organ, Composition and Harpsichord. He was participated in masterclasses of many famous teachers, and during three years studied organ and improvisation at the Geneva Conservatory with Lionel Rogg, where he was awarded the First Prize in Virtuosity with distinction, and the Otto Barblan Prize. Subsequently, he was awarded the First Prizes at International Competitions in Geneva (C.I.E.M.1993) and in Carouge (Switzerland), as well as other prizes in different countries. Titular organist of the S. Maria Segreta Church and Christian Protestant Church in Milan, he has given many concerts with very large repertoire from early to modern organ music, including the complete organ works by J. S. Bach and Buxtehude. He is Professor of Organ and Composition at the Conservatory of Verona and he leads an intense musical life of recitals, playing in several major international Music Festivals in Europe. His CD recordings for Concerto Classics include the Complete Organ Works and The Art of the Fugue of J. S. Bach, besides many others from Mozart to Mendelssohn and Christmas Music. He also made CD recordings on historical organs. From 2001 Alessio Corti is the new Professor of Organ and Improvisation, successor of Lionel Rogg, at the Superior Conservatory of Geneva. Recently, he played and recorded two CDs for the inauguration of the new Oberlinger-Organ in the Catholic University of Milan.