Friday June 2nd at 9pm the Church of the Ascension in Cadenabbia (Griante) will host the Organ Recital by Alessandro Bianchi, renowned international organist.
Alessandro Bianchi was born in Como and studied in Piacenza Conservatoire where was awarded in Organ and Organ Composition diplomas with Luigi Toja. He also attended the Masterclasses of Nicholas Danby and Arturo Sacchetti.
He is organist of St. Paul’s Basilica in Cantù and Artistic Director of the Musical Association “Amici dell’Organo di Cantu’”.
Organ Concert tours have seen him to play, always as a soloist, in many International Organ Festivals in Italy, Vatican, Switzerland, Germany, France, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Austria, Spain, Baleares, Tenerife, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Russia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Latvia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Croatia, Israel, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Australia, South Africa. He has given Masterclasses and lectures on the Italian Music in Italy, England, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, USA, Singapore and Mexico and he has undertaken several CD and Radio-TV broadcasts and recordings in Europe, USA and Brazil.
He was juror in several organ competitions and many composers have dedicated to him new organ works.
He is organist of the St. Edward’s Anglican Church in Lugano. In 2014, the City of Cantu’ has awarded him with the title of “Honorable Citizen” for his work in Art and Culture.