Biography

Johann Speth

Andrea Banaudi organ and harpsichord

Andrea Banaudi studied Organ and Composition, Harpsichord and Gregorian Chant at the Turin Conservatory. He is particularly interested in the 17th- and 18th-century Organ and Harpsichord music, which he has been improving with Ton Koopman and Harald Vogel at the Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo of Pistoia. Subsequently he improved Harpsichord with Emilia Fadini in Milan and Organ with Herbert Tachezi at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. He performs concerts in Italy and abroad both as a soloist and as a member of vocal and instrumental ensembles such as the Accademia del Santo Spirito in Turin (he is its artistic director). He held concerts in international organ music festivals on historical instruments, such as the Baden-Baden “Internationale Orgelwochen”, the “Orgelvespern” and “Geistliche Orgelmusiken” at the Silbermann Organ in the Dresden Hofkirche, the “Estivales d’Orgue de la Cité” at the Organ de Joyeuse-Cavaillé of the Basilique Saint Nazaire in Carcassonne, “Vent d'Anges” at the Organ Cavaillé-Coll of Carcassonne Cathedral, Le Festival d'Orgue de Narbonne, “Cantantibus Organis” at the Organ Dell’Orto-Lanzini of the Church of Sant’Alessandro in Milan, the Budapest Baroque Festival, the Auditions d'orgue in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and the Organ Recitals in the Westminster Abbey in London. He is also interested in Gregorian Chant, has given lectures and courses and, as an Organ and Harpsichord player, he has made radio recordings and some Cds for the labels of Discantica, Elegia and Stradivarius. The passion for the ancient music led him to the research, the study, the revision and the publication of unedited works by 17th- and 18th-century composers (Stradella's Sinfonias published by Ut Orpheus Edizioni).