Corrado Cavalli Concert Organist

CORRADO CAVALLI,

 

Corrado Cavalli, a native of Turin, Italy, is the organist of St. John Cantius Church in Chicago since June, 2015.

He studied at the National Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin where he was awarded two Master’s Degrees, one in organ (summa cum laude), and another in Choral Conducting and Choral Composition (summa). He attended master-classes held by the notable professors at the “Haarlem International Academy for organists” in the Netherlands.

Among his several honors and prizes he won the 12th National Organ Competition “Città di Viterbo” (Pinchi Prize), he was awarded the Permanent Resident Visa (Green-Card) issued by the U.S. and recently the Brownson Fellowship for his Doctoral Studies at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.

As organ soloist he has performed in many international festivals, cathedrals, universities and concert halls in Italy, Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, U.K, Poland, Principauté de Monaco, Slovakia and in the U.S.A. He has also played with such orchestras as the Italian National Symphonic Orchestra of Rai, the French “Ensemble Orchestral des Alpes et de la Mer,” and the Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino.

He has recorded for Biretta Books, De Montfort, AimHigher, Sony Classical, Elegia Records, and ElleDiCi music labels, and he has published for Biretta Books in Chicago and for the Italian edition, “Armeiln musica.”

As a musicologist and a professor of music, he has given master-classes and lectures on Italian organ music literature, with a focus on the repertoire of the Romantic and Contemporary periods, with a particular emphasis on the music of Torino. He is a member of the American Guild of Organists.