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, Russian Federation and America.

Biography[edit]

Marco Lo Muscio was born in Rome, Italy.[1][2] [3][4][5] [6] [7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18]

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,[19] Italy, where internationally acclaimed organists and musicians performed such as Jean Guillou, Thomas Trotter, Stephen Tharp, Roger Sayer, Roger Fisher, Martin Baker, Pauli Pietiläinen, Aivars Kalējs, John Hackett, Pär Lindh, Jakob Lorentzen, Kevin Bowyer, David Briggs, Christopher Herrick, David Jackson, John Scott, Colin Walsh, Carson Cooman, Andrew Nethsingha, Martin Setchell, Alessandro Bianchi, Jean-Paul Imbert, Gail Archer.

Since 2008, Lo Muscio is the Italian collaborator of John Hackett[20][21][22][23][24] [25][26] and Steve Hackett (Genesis).[27] [28][29] [30] [31]

The compositions and transcriptions of Marco Lo Muscio were broadcast on BBC,[32][33] [34] BR-Klassik,[35] Vatican Radio, TV2000, RAI 3, and performed worldwide from renowned musicians such as Kevin Bowyer,[36][37] Thomas Trotter,[38] Roger Sayer,[39] Carol Anne Williams,[40][41] John Hackett, Christopher Herrick, Stephen Farr, David Briggs, John Scott.

Lo Muscio recorded CDs for the English classical label Priory Records [42] [43] [44] [45]

Works[edit]

Concerts as organist and pianist in Cathedrals and Concert Halls in Italy,[46][47] [48][49][50][51] Vatican, France (Notre-Dame de Paris) [52],[53],[54],[55] Germany,[56][57] [58] [59] [60][61] England (St John's College, Cambridge,[62] King's College, Cambridge,[63]St Paul's Cathedral,[64]Lincoln Cathedral,[65]Ely Cathedral,[66]Norwich Cathedral,[67] Coventry Cathedral, Sheffield Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, The Queen's College, Oxford,[68] Exeter College, Oxford, Gloucester Cathedral,[69][70][71] Westminster Cathedral,[72][73]Westminster Abbey,[74]Lancaster Priory,[75]Temple Church,[76][77] Truro Cathedral,[78]St George's Chapel Windsor Castle,[79] etc...) Scotland (University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel[80][81][82]), Wales,[83] New York,[84][85][86] Chicago,[87][88] Washington D.C.,[89][90] Boston, Milwaukee,[91] Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania,[92] Latvia, Estonia[93] ,[94] Denmark,[95] Sweden (Uppsala Cathedral),Finland,[96][97] Norway,[98][99] Iceland, Russian Federation Moscow International House of Music (2010),[100] Saint Petersburg Philharmonia (Great Hall 2005, 2006, 2011),[101] Saint Petersburg Court Capella (Glinka Capella),[102]Gnessin State Musical Collegein Moscow,[103] Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Moscow.[104]

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)[105]

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

  • “Great European Organs No.94: The Schmid Organ of the Stadpfaarrkirche, Maria Himmelfahrt, Landsberg am Lech, Germany” (2015)[106][107][108]

(Music by Anonymous [Germany], Andreas Kneller, Marco Lo Muscio, Johann Nikolaus Hanff, Johann Heinrich Buttstett, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Pärt, Hugo Distler, Eduardo Torres, Andreas Willscher, Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett). [109][110]

  • “Great European Organs No.96: The Matz and Luge Organ of St.Barnard's Church, Baden Baden, Germany” (2015)[111][112][113]

(Music by Carl Orff, Marco Lo Muscio, Dietrich Buxtehude, Nikolaus Hasse, Johann Heinrich Buttstett, Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, James Edward Goettsche, Christian Heinrich Rinck, Andreas Willscher, Rick Wakeman). [114][115][116]

  • “The Organ Works of Marco Lo Muscio - Kevin Bowyer plays the Willis Organ of Glasgow University Memorial Chapel” (2017) [117]

(Music by Marco Lo Muscio: Eowin's Memories, Trittico Toscano, Canzona "Homage to Gubbio", Vocalise No 5, Concert Variations on Greensleeves, In Memoriam Teodosia, Blue Prelude, Ostinato [Four Hands], Via Crucis [Stations of the Cross], New Litanies in memory of Jehan Alain).[118][119][120][121]


Recording Projects with English label Hacktrax Records:

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

Recording Projects with Italian labels Drycastle[137] Records 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[154]

2007:

2008:

  • Mystic Pieces - n.1 "The Mystic Bourdon – n.2 "Mystic Alleluya in memory of Messiaen"[158] – 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" in London)
  • New Litanies in memory of Jehan Alain [159]
  • Choral and Prog Dance – "To Keith Emerson"

2009:

2010:

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 of Messiaen (Ecstatic Meditation & Mystic Alleluja) [163][164]

2012:

  • Vocalise n.1 "To my mother" (Performed during the "Annual Festival of the New Organ Music"in London)
  • Pan - to Giulio Sforza (Fantasy)
  • Variations on Gabriel's Message

2013:

2014:

2015:

2016:

  • Vocalise n.6 "To Carson" (Commissioned by Carson Cooman - Harvard University)
  • Three Ostinato Preludes: (Commissioned by Carson Cooman - Harvard University)
  • I Mystic Litanies
  • II Medieval Prelude
  • III In the Progressive Mood
  • An Endless Song
  • "Homage to Orvieto":
  • I Fantasia (Homage to Landino) "Palazzo del Popolo"
  • II Ricercare Cromatico "Orvieto Cathedral"
  • III Pavana "Church of San Giovenale"
  • IV Canzona "Church of Sant'Agostino"

2017:

  • In Memoriam Keith Emerson "Ostinato"
  • Gothic Dances: (Commissioned by Carson Cooman - Harvard University)[172]
  • I Contraddanza - "The Knights of Piero della Francesca"
  • II Estampie - "Homage to Charlemagne"
  • III Pavana - "Hunters in the snow" by Pieter Bruegel
  • IV Tourdion - "Dance Macabre" by Bernt Nokte in Tallinn
  • V Saltarello - "Peasant wedding" by Pieter Bruegel
  • VI Canzona Gotica "The Cathedral of San Biagio in Montepulciano"
  • Quattro Fioretti di San Francesco (Four Little Flowers of Francis of Assisi):(Commissioned by Carson Cooman - Harvard University)
  • I. "Il pranzo mistico di Santa Chiara e San Francesco"(Fioretto XV)
  • II. "San Francesco addomestica le tortore selvagge" (Fioretto XXII)
  • III. "Cristo appare a Giovanni della Verna" (Fioretto XLIX)
  • IV. "San Francesco converte il lupo di Gubbio” (Fioretto XXI)
  • Gothic Canon, Mystic Vocalise and Organum for Adelio
  • Meditation on “Ein Feste Burge”
  • White Prelude n.2 “Homage to Geoffrey Chaucer”(Commissioned by Carson Cooman - Harvard University)

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)

2013:

2015:

2017:

Works for Harpsichord 2018:

  • Trois Pièces pour Clavecin (Prèmiere Ricercare [174] – Prélude Ostinato – Deuxième Ricercare)

Chamber Music

2011/16:

  • Bilbo's Dream (dedicated to John Hackett) - Solo Flute
  • Gymnopédie n.0 (To Erik Satie)
  • Six Vocalises (Soprano or Flute/Saxophone/Violin and organ/piano)
  • Prelude in memory of Maurice Ravel (for Flute/Saxophone and organ)
  • Nastagio degli Onesti (from The Decameron)

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