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ITALIAN

Nato a Pisa nel 1985, Riccardo Gnudi ha completato gli studi in organo e composizione organistica presso il Conservatorio di Musica "Luigi Cherubini" di Firenze (diploma Vecchio Ordinamento), il Royal College of Organists di Londra (ARCO Diploma), il Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra di Roma-Vaticano (Post-Gradum in repertorio organistico del Novecento) e l'Accademia di Musica "Artisten" dell'Università di Göteborg (Master of Fine Arts in organo e tastiere storiche nella classe di Hans Davidsson e Joel Speerstra con una tesi-concerto sulla fantasia corale nella Germania del Nord).

Ha frequentato corsi tenuti da organisti di fama internazionale tra cui J. Scott, L. Lohmann, H. Fagius, D. Roth a Roma, Firenze, Parigi, Göteborg, Londra e presso importanti istituzioni come le Università di Cambridge e di Oxford.

Attivo sia come concertista che come compositore, ha suonato in tutta Europa e le sue composizioni sono state eseguite in Danimarca, Svezia, Germania, Inghilterra, Canada e USA. Ha il titolo di Haus- und Hofkomponist presso il coro tedesco Vocapella Colonia, per il quale compone su commissione.

Già organista titolare e direttore musicale della Chiesa Nazionale di S. Stefano dei Cavalieri (2009-2015) e secondo organista della Cattedrale di Pisa (2010-2015), nel 2015 si è trasferito in Svezia, dove ha svolto l'attività di organista presso varie parrocchie di Göteborg. Nel luglio 2017 ha vinto il concorso per il ruolo full-time di organista della parrocchia luterana di Karlskoga, dove ha fondato e dirige la Cappella Musicale formata da strumentisti e cantori professionisti. Fondatore e direttore artistico dell'Accademia d'Organo di Karlskoga (Karlskoga Orgelakademi), tiene regolarmente corsi d'interpretazione di musica antica italiana all'organo napoletano, unico esempio di organo barocco italiano in Svezia, sul quale ha registrato una vasta porzione del repertorio italiano antico, tra cui le opere complete di Francesco Bianciardi, Girolamo Cavazzoni, Giovanni Battista Fasolo, Giovanni Salvatore, Ignazio Cirri ed i Fiori Musicali di Girolamo Frescobaldi.

Dedito alla ricerca artistico musicale, ha recentemente pubblicato un libro sulla storia dell'organo svedese (in italiano, 2020), sulla storia dell'organo toscano (in inglese, 2021) e sulla storia dell'organo italiano (in svedese, 2022), tutti editi da Campano Edizioni, Pisa.


ENGLISH

Born in Pisa in 1986, Riccardo Gnudi completed his studies in organ performance and organ composition at the "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatory of Music in Florence, the Royal College of Organists in London (ARCO Diploma), the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music of Rome-Vatican (Post-Gradum in organ repertoire of the 20th century) and the Academy of Music "Artisten", University of Gothenburg (Master of Fine Arts in organ and historical keyboards in the class of H. Davidsson and J. Speerstra, with a thesis about the North German Choral-fantasy). He has attended courses held by internationally renowned organists including J. Scott, L. Lohmann, H. Vogel, H. Fagius, D. Roth in Rome, Florence, Paris, Gothenburg, London and at well-known institutions including the University of Cambridge and Oxford.

Active both as a concert performer and composer, he has performed throughout Europe (Italy, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, England, Scandinavia, Poland, France) and his compositions have been performed in Scandinavia, Germany, England, Canada and the USA. He has the title of “Haus- und Hofkomponist” at the German choir Vocapella Köln, for which he composes on commission. He has been awarded two music bursaries from Vänersborg Söners Gille (Vänersborg, 2016) and Pro Fide et Christianismo (Uppsala, 2021).

Formerly Titular Organist and Musical Director of the National Church of S. Stefano dei Cavalieri and Second Organist at Pisa Cathedral, he moved to Sweden in 2015, where he worked as an organist in various parishes in Gothenburg. In July 2017, he gained the full-time organist position at Karlskoga church, where he founded and directs the Cappella Musicale made up of professional singers and musicians. Founder and artistic director of the Karlskoga Organ Academy (Karlskoga Orgelakademi), he regularly holds interpretation courses of Italian early music at the Neapolitan baroque organ on which repertoire he is an expert. On this instrument, he has recorded the complete organ works by Francesco Bianciardi, Girolamo Cavazzoni, Giovanni Battista Fasolo, Giovanni Salvatore, Ignazio Cirri and Girolamo Frescobaldi's Fiori Musicali. Dedicated to artistic research in Music, he has published a book on the history of the Swedish organ (October 2020, in Italian), a book on the history of the Tuscan organ (January 2021, in English) and a book on the history of the Italian organ (February 2022, in Swedish), all published by Campano Edizioni, Pisa.


ACADEMIC STUDIES

Högskolan för Scen och Musik ''Artisten'', Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, 2015-17 

Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg

Master of Fine Arts in Organ and related keyboard instruments [MFA]

Master’s Thesis: Dieterich Buxtehude and the North German chorale-fantasia.

Organ performance (prof. Hans Davidsson), Organ improvisation (prof. Karin Nelson and Mikael Fridén), Harpsichord and Clavichord (prof. Joel Speerstra), Fortepiano (prof. Ulrika Davidsson).

Bursary: Vänersborgs Söners Gille Musik Stipendium 2016 (Best organ student 2016).

Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra, Roma, 2013-4

Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome

Post-gradum Diploma in 19th-20th century Organ repertoire (30/30) [PgD]

Prof. Roberto Marini.

The Royal College of Organists, London, January 2013

Diploma of Associate [ARCO]

Various courses on organ performance and choir direction in London, Oxford and Cambridge.

Conservatorio Statale di Musica "Luigi Cherubini", Firenze, 2003-13

"Luigi Cherubini" Conservatoire of Music, Florence

Graduated in Organ Performance and Organ Composition (9.5/10) [BMus (Hons)]

Organ performance and Organ history (10 years, prof. Giovanni Clavorà Braulin), Organ improvisation (3 years, Giovanni Clavorà Braulin), Piano (5 years, prof. Angela Massini), Harpsichord (3 years, prof. Alfonso Fedi), Harmony (7 years, prof. Gianni Ciabattini), Basso continuo (3 years, prof. Gianni Ciabattini), Counterpoint and Fugue (10 years, prof. Giovanni Clavorà Braulin), Vocal composition (5 years, prof. Lauro Graziosi), Score reading (2 years, prof. Giovanni del Vecchio), History of Music (2 years, prof. Luigi Spini), Choir singing (5 years, prof. Mario Pazzaglia. 1 year as Pianist to the Conservatoire Chamber Choir), Gregorian chant (2 years, prof. Giovanni Clavorà Braulin), Music theory (5 years, prof. Pietro Rossi).


EMPLOYMENTS

Karlskoga församling, Karlskoga, September 2017 - present

Karlskoga parish, Lutheran Church of Sweden

Full-time Chapel Master and Organist.

Founder and Director of the Cappella Musicale.

Founder and Artistic Director of Karlskoga Organ Academy.

Bursary: Pro Fide et Christianismo Church Music Bursary 2021.

Kristus Konungens katolska kyrka, Göteborg, June 2015 - August 2017

Christ the King Roman Catholic Church, Gothenburg

Deputy/Assistant Organist.

St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Gothenburg, May 2016

Deputy Organist.

Tuve-Säve församling, Göteborg, October 2015 - August 2017

Tuve-Säve parish, Gothenburg, Lutheran Church of Sweden

Part-time Organist.

Lundby församling, Göteborg, July-August 2015

Lundby parish, Gothenburg, Lutheran Church of Sweden

Assistant Organist.

Collegio Musicale di San Ranieri Choir, Pisa, January-June 2015

Director of Music.

Cattedrale Metropolitana Primaziale di Santa Maria Assunta, Pisa, April 2010 - June 2015

Pisa Cathedral

Second Organist.

Chiesa Nazionale di Santo Stefano dei Cavalieri, Pisa, October 2009 - June 2015

National Church of Saint Stephen of the Knights, Pisa

Titular Organist and Director of Music.

Organist ad Perpetuam (from June 2015).

"San Genesio" Choir, San Miniato (Pisa), 2006-11

Official Organist.

Assistant Organist at San Miniato cathedral.

Chiesa Valdese, Firenze, 2006-10

Waldensian Temple - old Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Florence

Concert organist and Music Advisor.

Pieve di San Maurizio, Filettole (Pisa), 2005

San Maurizio parish church, Filettole, Pisa

Director of Music and Organist.

Pieve di Santa Maria e San Giovanni Evangelista, Cascina (Pisa), 2001-5

Cascina parish church, Pisa

Organist.

Propositura di San Frediano a Settimo (Pisa), 1998-2011

San Frediano a Settimo parish church, Pisa

Organist and choir director.

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