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Domenico Severin

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Domenico Severin is an International Concert Organist and the Titular Organist of the Grand Orgue at the St. Etienne Cathedral in Meaux, France.Holds diploma in Organ and Organ Composition from the B. Marcello Conservatory in Venice, Italy, he is considered one of the most prominents italian's organists of his generation.Attendance at various organ master-classes (Michael Radulescu, Harald Vogel, Gerd Zacher, Michel Chapuis, Marie-Claire Alain, Pierre Cogen, Daniel Roth, Arturo Sacchetti, Luigi Ferdinanto Tagliavini, Lionel Rogg and Guy Bovet) has given him a wide view of organ repertoire, performance technique and interpretation.He performed in a multitude of Organ Festivals worldwide, including the International organ Festival Città di Treviso; the International Organ Festival in Schio, Italy; St. Paul Cathedral in London; Notre-Dame Cathedral and Eglise de la Madeleine in Paris; the Cathedral of Luxembourg, the International Organ festival at Oliwa Cathedral in Gdansk, Poland; the International Organ Festival at the Cathedral of Zagabria, Croatia; International Organ Festival in Timisoara, Romania; the Esztergom Basilica, Hungary; Russia (International Music Festival at the Catholic Cathedral in Moscow...), the United States (National Cathedral and Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC, St. Patrick Cathedral in New York...); and various recitals in China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Cuba.His repertoire includes the most important organ works from Early Music to the contemporarycomposers. In addition, he promotes by recitals and recordings the rarely performed Italian Organ Music of the Nineteenth and early Twentieth centuries. As a Recording Artist, he published several CDs with organ works by the Italian composers Marco Enrico Bossi, Oreste Ravanello, Raffaele Manari. He published also the recordings of César Franck's Complete Organ Works at the great instrument in Dudelange, (Luxembourg), the virtouso Triosonatas and IIIrd part of the Klavier-Übung by J.S. Bach, the Six Organ Sonatas by Mendelssohn and a CD devoted to the contemporary Italian organ music.His CDs are published by Syrius, Appassionato and Rainbow.In addition to the organ repertoire, Domenico Severin interprets in concert transcriptions of orchestral works of which he himself writes the organ version. Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the Saint-Saëns Animal Carnival, Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, are some examples of great musical frescoes adapted to the organ by him.As a composer he published several organ works. He is also the author of a book about the historical praxis for organ registration in Europe.Domenico Severin is Organ Professor at the new Grand Orgue built by B. Cattiaux in Courbevoie (F), Artistic Director and Professor for the International Organ Academy Organ’ISSIMO, and Artistic Director of the recording label Appassionato.

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