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  • Label: CD Baby
  • UPC: 220619574260
  • Item #: SRD957426
  • Release Date: 3/10/2009
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Marco Lo Muscio's follow-up album to 'New Horizons' including original compositions by Marco and grand piano/pipe organ transcriptions of music by composers including Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Keith Emerson. Tracks 1-8 : Grand Piano Tracks 9-15 : Pipe Organ (Organ Mascioni in the church of 'St. Paul's Within the Walls' in Rome) Produced by Murizio 'Bozorius' Bozzi for Drycastle records. Steve Hackett quotes about Marco's CDs... '...Brilliant CD played fantastically! It was wonderful to feel the power of the organ combined with your complete commitment to the instrument and the music of all the composers. It was a sensational experience to hear music that started out as little doodles on the guitar being given such a extraordinary treatment. I'm a big fan of the sound of the organ which is a complete world in itself, especially in dedicated hands.' '...a marvellous musician!' '...'Meditation On Horizons' is very interesting, particularly as you had changed the harmonies to good effect. You've made a lot of a track that was only one minute thirty seconds long originally.' Marco Lo Muscio was born in Rome on October 23 1971. He graduated in Piano with full honours ("Cum Laude") at 'L. Refice' academy of music guided by Maestro Tonino Maiorani. He then perfected himself (in three years) with the great pianist Sergio Fiorentino attaining the Diploma of Advanced Studies at the academy 'B. Cristofori'. He graduated in Pedagogy ('Cum Laude') to the University of 'Rome Tre' (degree thesis on Keith Jarrett), and he perfected in organ with Prof. James E. Goettsche (Main Organist of St. Peter's in Vatican). Marco is specialized in the French, English and American repertoire of the 1900s, in Bach's repertoire and in the adaptations and transcriptions of ancient and modern music (K. Jarrett, A. Pärt, Vaughan Williams, K. Emerson, R. Wakeman, J. Garbarek, St. Hackett, etc...). He has held more than 600 concerts for world best festivals in important cathedrals and concert halls like: Cambridge "Kings College Chapel"; Oxford "Exeter and Queens College Chapels"; Russia: "Great Philharmonic Concert Hall Shostakovic" in St. Petersburg; Cathedral, Gnessin Academy and Baptist church in Moscow; Volgograd (Stalingrad) Philharmonic Hall; Vilnius (Lithuania) "Christopher Summer Festival; Tallinn (Estonia) "International Organ Festival". Finland: Organ summer festivals in Åbo/Turku, Lahti and Mikkeli; Åland XXXI International organ festival; Scotland (Edinburgh) in the Cathedral of St. Giles; Zurich in the Cathedral of S. Peter and Paul; Copenhagen in the Holmens Kirke (the church Queen of Denmark); Iceland, Belgium, Ukraine, Czech Republic; Norway: Bergen Organ summer festivals in Maria and Johannes Kirken; Oslo Røa Kirke International Festival; Italian Institute of Culture in Oslo; Sweden (Götheborg Cathedral),Germany (Munich), Switzerland (Zurich), Poland: "Gdansk (Oliwa) and Frombork Festivals"; Sorø International Music Festival in Denmark, France (Strasburg, S. Räphael, Obernai Cathedral); England (Westminster Cathedral in London, Chester Cathedral, Hull City Hall, Lichfield Cathedral, Blackburn Cathedral,...); Riga Cathedral (Latvia) "Riga Dom Festival"; I.U.C. "Great Hall of Sapienza" in Rome; Festival Pontino and Festival Euro Mediterraneo; in Vatican in the presence of Pope Giovanni Paolo II; Florence (S. Maria dei Ricci), La Verna International Organ Festival, Festival of historical organs in Valsesia, Pienza Cathedral, "Dusk Day 2008" in the Orvieto Cathedral, Cantù International Organ Festival, etc... He has worked and played with and for international artists such as: Goffredo Petrassi, Mario Luzi, Aivars Kalejs, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Giulio Sforza, Steve Hackett (in the Orvieto Cathedral, and Kings College in Cambridge), Corrado Canonici, ecc... Marco is the organist of National Canadian and St. Alexander churches in Rome. Is also Artistic Director of the "International Organ Summer Festival in Rome". His CDs and DVDs have been broadcast in radio and television: RAI TV, SAT 2000 TV, Vatican Radio, Amolini TV Russia,... The last CD of Marco dedicated to Progressive Music ' New Horizons' produced by Maurizio 'Bozorius' Bozzi for Drycastle records has had a large success of reviews in international Magazines in USA, UK, Finland (Colossus), Italy, Poland, etc... Marco is much active also like composer, and these compositions for organ and piano are published from Erreffe Musical Edition. The next plans of Marco preview the collaboration with Keith Emerson and Steve Hackett for some CDs dedicates to their transcriptions (article appeared also on Classic Rock Magazine in London), and for 2009/10 has already been invited to play in in Moscow House of Music Great Hall, in the church of St. Nicholas in Prague, in the church of La Madeleine and Le Saint-Esprit in Paris, in the St. David Summer Organ Festival (Wales), in the Sheffield and Westminster Cathedrals, in the International Organ Festival in Tallinn, in Helsinki in the Church of Rock, etc...