Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast
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Conversations about all things organ playing. Vidas Pinkevicius' talks with internationally renown experts from the organ world - concert and church organists, improvisers, educators, composers, organ builders, musicologists and other people who help shape the future of our profession.
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SOP Podcast 77 - Diego Innocenzi On The Organ Culture In Argentina
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Welcome to Secrets of Organ Playing Podcast #77!
Today's guest is Diego Innocenzi who is the resident organist of the Victoria Hall as well as of the temples of Saint-Gervais in Geneva and Vandœuvres. He also teaches the organ at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève.
Born in Argentina in 1971, Diego Innocenzi began his musical studies in Buenos Aires where he graduated in piano and was the organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Cathedral of San Isidro, his hometown. He continued his studies at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Lionel Rogg’s class where he won a first prize for virtuosity in 1999 and later with Marie-Claire Alain in Paris. Afterwards, he entered the choral direction class led by Michel Corboz at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, where he obtained his choirmaster diploma in 2003.
For many years, Diego Innocenzi has been conducting research on the historical interpretation of sacred music and organ repertoire of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries which has led him to give lectures and master classes in Europe and the United States of America. These investigations resulted in several recordings of mostly unpublished works for the label Aeolus: complete vocal works with organ by César Franck in two volumes in collaboration with Les Solistes de Lyon-Bernard Tétu; a double album of unpublished works for organ by Edouard Batiste; chamber music with organ by Theodore Dubois.
In order to renew the form of organ and sacred music concerts he organized the Fall Festival in Vandœuvres devoted to chamber music with organ (2002-2010), cycles of choral services and cantata services, organ marathons during the Fête de la musique in Geneva, a Psalms festival in the context of Calvin-09 and several shows combining contemporary dance, video projection and organ.
Diego Innocenzi has performed worldwide, in Europe, the United States of America, Latin America and Russia. He is currently the artistic director of the Chamonix Festival and he is the musical programmer of the Centro Cultural Nestor Kirchner’s organ in Buenos Aires.
In this conversation Diego talks the organ culture in Argentina. It's a very fascinating conversation and you'll find a lot of inspiration, especially if you're looking for ways to promote the organ art in your country.
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