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Lorenzo Ghielmi

Ph credits Tomeu Mut

Where were you born? Tradate, Italy   

Where do you live? Orino (Varese), Italy    

When did you start playing music? When I was 6 years old            

What is your favourite instrument? Organ  

What music did you listen to as child? Classical music

What was your first record? Bach violin concertos

In which musical period would you like to live? Baroque

Where do you prefer to listen to music? In concerts

Where can we find you when you are not making music? At home

Where did you study? At home and in the church

What awards have you received? Many. Diapason d’or many times….

Who is your favourite composer? Bach   

Which composer would you like the public to rediscover? Grancini, Rognoni and many milanese composers of XVII century         

What is your first recording? On the Antegnati organ of san maurizio (1554) in 1986

What is your favourite recording? Handel. Organ concertos OP.IV (PAS0944)

What is your favourite Passacaille recording with another artist?  Biber with Mayumi Hirasaki (PAS1088)

What piece have you never recorded but would love to record? Some Italian organ music

What do you do before playing a concert? I practise in the days before, then I live my life normally

What do you do after a concert? If in the evening, I go to sleep

What would you do if you were not a musician? A teacher