Alessandro Licata – organ (Rome, Italy)
Alessandro Licata –- organ(Rome, Italy)
Professor of Organ and Organ Composition at the Conservatory of Music “Santa Cecilia” in Rome;
Concert activity in Italy and abroad;
Jury member of different international competitions
Alessandro Licata, born and living in Rome, studied Organ since 1965 with Fernando Germani at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory of Music in Rome; he graduated in 1974 and won the first award at Masterplayers International Music Competition in Orvieto in 1977.
During the ‘70s Alessandro Licata started his career as teacher and performer spreading from antique to contemporary music to the in depth studying particularly Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterpieces.
In the early ‘80s he made his debut also at the harpsichord, playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations and since then he deepened his interest focusing on Bach’s music, even in cooperation with the musicologist Giancarlo Bizzi, with whom he gave several seminars and lectures with recitals and concerts.
His career includes concerts in Italy as well as in Poland, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Sweden; in September 2011 he took part to the international event “Interpret Baroque” organized by Tianjin Conservatory and Beijing Central Conservatory in China, with a concert dedicated to Johann Sebastian Bach in Beijing and a lecture about “Fernando Germani and Johann Sebastian Bach” in both Conservatories. In December 2012 he was invited in Warsaw and Siedlce where he performed J. S. Bach Klavierübung III on the extraordinary and unique Joachim Wagner Organ recently restored and placed at the Bishop’s Residence.
A huge public affluence was registered on 6th and 13th October 2013 at his exhibitions in Santa Maria, in Aracoeli Basilica, in Rome. In these occasions he explained and performed Bach’s Klavierübung III. Both concerts were introduced by lectures with the participation of important composers.
Recordings include a recent DVD production (“I Segreti della Musica – BACH” by Corrado Augias, Primamusa productions) where he presented the large Walcker-Tamburini Organ of Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome with a speech and a sample performance. He teaches Organ since 1976 and currently at “Santa Cecilia” Conservatory of Music in Rome. He participated as teacher, member of competition commissions and speaker to several workshops and seminars particularly presenting Johann Sebastian Bach’s opus. In 2010-11 he supervised the restoration works and gave the Inauguration Concert of the great Walcker-Tamburini Organ of the Academic Hall in Rome, Santa Cecilia Conservatory of Music.