Oct. 14, 2015
For Immediate Release
By Shelby Hall, student news writer
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Marcelo Giannini, principal organist
at the Temple of Carouge and professor in the Department of Ancient Music at
the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, Switzerland, will be on tour in Kentucky
during the week of Oct. 19.
He will be performing Campbellsville
University’s Noon Organ Recital on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 12:20 p.m. in Our Lady
of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 429 N. Central Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
He will also be performing a full
concert that evening at 8 o’clock in Campbellsville University’s Ransdell
Chapel, 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky.
program includes works by J.S. Bach, Vierne, Torelli, Franck and many other
Swiss and Brazilian composers.
Giannini will be giving a masterclass
for Campbellsville University organ students on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 4 until
6 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel. CU students Steven Adams of Bardstown, Ky.;
Colleen Ames of Elizabethtown, Ky., and Chia-Yin Chen of Taiwan will be
performing in the masterclass on this occasion.
began his studies of organ and harpsichord in Brazil, his native country. He continued his studies with Karl Richter in
Munich before concluding studies in Lionel Rogg’s class of organ and
improvisation at the Geneva Conservatory with a Premier Prix in Virtuosité.
regularly gives organ recitals throughout Europe and in Brazil. He has
collaborated as organist and/or harpsichordist with the Orchestre de la Suisse
Romande, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva and the Orchestra Gulbenkian of
He has also performed with the Vocal
Ensemble of Lausanne and Gulbenkian Choir of Lisbonne under the direction of
Michel Corboz, which he has accompanied on tours in Europe, Japan and the
number of years he has worked as choral director interpreting major works of
the sacred repertoire. At the same time
he has also directed from the harpsichord the Orchestre Gulbenkian of Lisbonne
and the Orchestra of Caracas in programs of Baroque music, including the
recently he has performed the solo role in Poulenc’s Organ Concerto with the
Chamber Orchestra of Geneva and the Camerata Fukuda of São Paulo as well as
Saint-Saëns’s Organ Concerto with the Orchestra Gulbenkian of Lisbonne.
has recorded several compact discs of organ works by Bach, Franck Reger and
Alain in Switzerland and Brazil. He has
also participated in recordings by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the
Vocal Ensemble of Lausanne with Michel Corboz in J. S. Bach’s Mass in B Minor,
Fauré’s Requiem, and Gounod’s Choral Mass among others.
Campbellsville University is a widely
acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students
offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s
degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The
website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.