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Alessio Corti

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Alessio Corti was born in Milan in 1967.He graduated in piano, organ and harpsichord under the guidance of Lucia Romanini, Enzo Corti and Laura Alvini.He continued his studies in organ and improvisation with Lionel Rogg at the Geneva Conservatoire, obtaining a Prix de Virtuosité avec distinctionand a Spécial Otto Barblanwas awarded several prizes in international competitions, including the Kaltern (Südtyrol) Awardfor early music and the First Prize at the International Carouge Competition in Switzerland.In 1993 he obtained the Prixat the prestigious International CIEM Competition in Geneva, awarded for the first time to an Italian organist.Since 1983 he has been the titular organist of the Santa Maria Segreta church in Milan, succeeding Gianfranco Spinelli. Since 1991, he has also been the titular organist of the Christian Protestant church in the same city, where he has performed many concert cycles, including, among others, Bach's and Buxtehude's complete organ works. a versatile interpreter of a vast repertoire, he is regularly invited by the most important international festivals, playing the harpsichord as well, and as a panel member of international competitions in Italy and abroad.

He recorded a 17-CD set with J.S. Bach's complete organ works for the Italian-German Concerto label, which waswelcomed with unanimous domestic and foreign critical acclaim. also recorded monographic CDs devoted to Mozart, Mendelssohn andChristmas music, and made other recordings on historic organs in Italy and abroad.

In 2003 he took part in the project and opening concerts of the new Oberlinger organ for the Great Hall of the Catholic University in Milan, recording there several CDs.In 2008 he took part in the project and played the inaugural concert of the new F. Zanin organ for the Basilica di S. Babila in Milan. He taught organ and composition at the conservatoires of Udine and Verona, and was appointed, in 2001, Professor of Organ and Improvisation at the Geneva Conservatoire (Musikhochschule), succeeding Lionel Rogg.

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