Michele D’Agostino, organ

Cassino (FR)

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J. S. Bach          Preludio e Fuga

                            Aria dalla Suite BWV 1068/2

C. M. Widor      Allegro dalla Sinfonia op. 42 n.2

A. Esposito        La squilla di sera da “Fioretti alla Madonna”

M. E. Bossi         Scherzo op. 49 n.2

C. Chiesa            Assisi templi in limine da “Sei pezzi da concerto”

J. Langlais         Incantation pour un jour saint

Since 2009 Michele D’Agostino is organist at the Basilica of Montecassino.

He began studying piano at the Conservatory “Licinio Refice” in Frosinone, where in 1996 he graduated brilliantly led by Fiorenza Di Croce. Student of James Edward Goettsche, organist emeritus of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, he obtained a Diploma of Organ and Composition for Organ in 2006. He attended as a student active with several specialization courses: Giancarlo Parodi, Michel Bouvard, François Delor, Ton Koopman, Stefano Rattini, Andrea Coen, Harald Vogel, Jean Pierre Lecaudey, Ferruccio Bartoletti, Luca Scandals, Gerard Gnann, Matthew Imbruno, David Briggs John Scott and Kevin Boyer. He has won awards in the following competitions: First Prize at the 3rd International Organ Competition “Albert Dunning” in Spoleto (PG), First Prize at the X International Competition of execution and composition “Don Vincenzo Vitti” of Castellana Grotte (BA), “Premio Pistoia” awarded by the Academy of Italian Organ Music as best student in the course of interpretation on the organ literature of César Franck held by François Delor, emeritus professor of organ at the Conservatory of Geneve. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Cassino (FR), a thesis of Public Law on Restoration of Organs in the Ordinary and Regional Legislation. He taught theory, music theory, piano and organ at the Abbey of Montecassino. Since 1999 he is professor of music at the District of Cassino – project of re-socialization of prisoners and Professor of Musical Instrument – piano and music education at the Institutes of Secondary Education. He has held many concerts as a solo pianist and accompanist. As an organist, he has held many solo recitals and not in Italy and abroad, including a tour of the Holy Land (Nazareth- Bethlehem-Jerusalem) and the concert in the St George’s Basilica in Historic Cities Festival in Gozo – Malta. He has participated, along with Michele Campanella and Philip Mariottini, the concert for the bicentenary of the birth of Franz Liszt in the Academic Hall of the Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome, taken by the Hungarian Television. In May 2013 he received his Postgraduate Diploma degree with honors in Organ at the Conservatory “S. Cecilia” in Rome under the guidance of Maestro Jiri Lecian. In June 2014 he obtained a Diploma of Academic Degree in Music Teaching – AJ77 at the Conservatory “Licinio Refice” in Frosinone. In June 2015 he qualified as a teacher of piano – TFA AJ77 – at the “L.Refice” in Frosinone.

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