Sunday, January 29, 2017, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Franz Lizst (1811-1886)
Prelude and Fugue on the theme BACH, S. 260
Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
Prelude and Fugue in G minor Op 7, No. 3
Johann Sebatian Bach (1685-1750)
Prelude and Fugue in G major, BWV 541
Alessandro Pittorino, 22 years old, born and raised in Perth, Western Australia, is the first Australian organist to be accepted into The Juilliard School. He is currently in the Masters Program, studying with Paul Jacobs. The Australian and the ABC have praised Pittorino, lauding him not only a “showman” but also a “sensitive musician”. The Westralian acclaimed him as “the rock god of the pipe organ” and “extremely talented”.
In less than a year in the United States, Pittorino is making his mark on the music scene here, giving many performances and, most recently, being a finalist in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.
Recent performances have included appearances with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, most notably for their ‘Last Night of the Proms’ concert. Upcoming performances included solo concerts at several churches around New York, and a residency at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Pittorino was appointed to the position of Organ Scholar at Christ Church on Park Avenue in September 2016.