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Name: Simone Stella
Skills: Composer, Conductor, Player, Teacher, Writer (organ, harpsichord)
Address: Firenze, Italy
Links: Website     E-mail
Born in Florence (Italy) in 1981, Simone Stella studied piano at the Conservatory "L. Cherubini" of Florence with Rosanita Racugno, and perfected his piano studies with Marco Vavolo. Studying organ with Alessandro Albenga, he is also a disciple of the harpsichordist Francesco Cera for ancient music, and studied organ improvisation in Cremona with Fausto Caporali and Stefano Rattini. He has attended many courses and seminars held by internationally acclaimed artists including Ton Koopman, Giancarlo Parodi, Edoardo Bellotti, Mariella Mochi, Montserrat Torrent, Michel Bouvard, Stefano Innocenti, Claudio Brizi, Klemens Schnorr, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Ludger Lohmann, Umberto Forni, Monika Henking, Guy Bovet, Matteo Imbruno and Luca Scandali.

First Prize Winner in the International Organ Competition "Agati-Tronci" in Pistoia in 2008, and in both the 2004 and 2005 editions of the "Alessandro Esposito" Organ Competition held in Lucca, Italy, Simone Stella maintains an active concert schedule, both as a soloist and in various chamber formations, in Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands. His repertoire includes the vast majority of Johann Sebastian Bach's keyboard works, as well as organ music from every historical era up to and including the present day. He is an active composer of instrumental music, both for solo instruments and chamber groups, in addition to working on free urtext editions of keyboard works by italian renaissance and baroque composers.

He was titular organist at the historical Orsanmichele Church in Florence.

Also acclaimed as a poet and critic, having won prizes in several international competitions, Simone Stella was awarded at a very young age the titles of Academic Senator by the International Academy of the Micenei and Accademico di Merito by the Italian Academy of the Etruscans for his musical and literary talents.



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