Marco Lo Muscio

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Marco Lo Muscio: Italian organist, pianist and composer

Marco Lo Muscio (born 1971) is an Italian organist, pianist and composer, who lives and works in Italy, Europe and Russian Federation.

Biography[edit]

Marco Lo Muscio was born in Rome, Italy.[1]

Marco Lo Muscio studied Piano at the Licinio Refice Conservatory in Italy. He earned a degree in Piano with Professor Tonino Maiorani and a degree in Musical Pedagogy with Professor Giulio Sforza at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica in Frosinone (Italy) and at the Roma Tre University (Italy).

He also obtained a degree of Advanced Studies in Piano at the Academy Bartolomeo Cristofori with the pianist Sergio Fiorentino, and a specialization in Pipe Organ with James Edward Goettsche.

Since 2004, he is the art director of the International Organ Summer Festival in Rome,[2] Italy, where internationally acclaimed organists and musicians performed such as Roger Fisher, Martin Baker, Pauli Pietiläinen, Aivars Kalejs, John Hackett, Pär Lindh, Jakob Lorentzen, Kevin Bowyer, David Briggs, Christopher Herrick, David Jackson, John Scott, Martin Setchell, Alessandro Bianchi.

Since 2008, Lo Muscio is the Italian collaborator of John Hackett[3][4][5][6] [7] and Steve Hackett (Genesis).[8][9][10][11][12] [13]

The compositions and transcriptions of Marco Lo Muscio were broadcast on BBC,[14][15]Vatican Radio, TV2000,[16] RAI 3, and performed from well known musicians like John Hackett,[3] Christopher Herrick,[17][18] Stephen Farr,[19] Kevin Bowyer,[20] David Briggs,[21] John Scott[22] .[23]

Lo Muscio works for the North Star Media Musical Society in Detroit (USA)[24] and records for the English classical label Priory Records[25]

Works[edit]

Concerts as organist and pianist in Cathedrals and Concert Halls in Italy,[26][27] [28][29][30] Vatican, France[31] , Germany,[32][33][34][35] England[36] (King's College, Cambridge,[37]Lincoln Cathedral,[38]Norwich Cathedral,[39] Coventry Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral,[40]Canterbury Cathedral, The Queen's College, Oxford, Exeter College, Oxford, Gloucester Cathedral[41][42] Westminster Cathedral,[43][44] etc...), Scotland (University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel[45][46][47]), Wales[48] , Spain, Portugal[49] [50] , Switzerland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania,[51] Latvia, Estonia[52] ,[53] Denmark,[54] Sweden (Uppsala Cathedral[55]),Finland,[56][57][58] Norway,[59][60] Iceland and Russian Federation (Moscow International House of Music (2010),[61] Saint Petersburg Philharmonia (Great Hall 2005, 2006, 2011).[10][62] Saint Petersburg Court Capella (Glinka Capella),[63]Gnessin State Musical Collegein Moscow,[64] Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.

Recordings[edit]

Recording Projects with English label Priory Records:

  • “Great European Organs No.89: The Chichi Organ in The Basilica Del Sacro Cuore, Rome” (2013)[25]

(Music by Jean Langlais, Marco Lo Muscio, Samuel Barber, Paolo Lazzeri, Keith Emerson, Keith Jarrett, Aaron Copland, Ralph Vaughan Williams).

Recording Projects with English label Hacktrax Records:

Recording Projects with Finnish Magazine Colossus and French label Musea Records:

Recording Projects with Italian labels Drycastle Records[77][78] and Erreffe Edizioni Musicali distributed from BTF (Italian distribution) and Camino Records:

Video:

Recording Projects with Italian label Studio Amadeus:

Compositions[edit]

Works for Pipe Organ

2007:

  • Ecstatic Meditations (Homage to Messiaen – Homage to Satie – Homage to Keith Jarrett – Homage to Keith Emerson)
  • Blue Prelude
  • Toccata on the name AGBA "Angel's Dance"
  • Welsh Fantasy
  • Organ Visions ("Gothic Visions from Perotinus Time" – "Celestial Visions from Beyond – Gandalf's Dream")

2008:

  • Mystic Pieces (n.1 "The Mystic Bourdon – n.2 "Mystic Alleluya in memory of Messiaen" – n.3 "Cantus Mysticus pro Arvo Pärt" – n.4 "Mystic Dance of Fire – To Robert Fripp")

Performed during the "Annual Festival of the New Organ Music" (AFNOM) in London)[94]

2009:

  • Paradiso: Epilogue: "Towards the Stars" from "The Divine Comedy"
  • Towards Rivendell – Gandalf's Meditation (Commissioned from Alessandro Bianchi)

2010:

Performed during the "Annual Festival of the New Organ Music" (AFNOM) in London)[95][96]

2011:

  • Red Pedal Solo
  • White Prelude – Homage to Giovanni Boccaccio
  • Basilicas and Churches in Rome (Poem for Organ) (Commissioned from Michael Eckerle)
  • Visions from Rohan – The Golden Town (Poem for Organ)
  • In Memoriam Messiaen (Ecstatic Meditation & Mystic Alleluja)

2012:

  • Vocalise n.1 (To my mother)

Performed during the "Annual Festival of the New Organ Music" (AFNOM) in London)[95]

2013:

Works for Piano

2007:

2008:

  • Gymnopédie n.0 –To Erik Satie
  • Dark and Light – "The Book of Gandalf" (Poem for Piano)

2009:

2010:

2011:

  • The Lament for Gandalf (Poem for Piano)

Works for Flute and piano/organ

2011/13:

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