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Edoardo Bellotti

EdouardoVirtuoso organist and renowned improviser, Edoardo Bellotti, performs at significant festivals and concert venues throughout the world. He is considered a leading expert in the performance of renaissance and baroque keyboard music. He has made several critically acclaimed recordings on historical instruments, including Promenade (Loft Recordings), a recording of organ repertoire and original improvisations on the Eastman School of Music’s Italian Baroque Organ at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, an instrument that he inaugurated in 2005. He is currently collaborating in a project of new organ music and visual art in Milan, in conjunction with the art installation of the American minimalist Dan Flavin. He has performed the complete works of Cesar Franck, and has worked with orchestras in Italy and abroad, performing a wide spectrum of repertoire, including the Italian premiere of Satyagraha by Philip Glass.


Professor Bellotti combines his international performing career with musicological research and teaching, publishing articles as well as new critical editions of music of the 17th and 18th centuries. He is a frequent guest lecturer at international conferences, and has served as consultant for the restoration of various historic organs. He has extensive teaching experience in several musical institutions and universities including the Conservatory of Trossingen and the University of Bremen in Germany, the University of Udine and the Conservatory of Trento in Italy. He has served on the juries of international organ competitions and has given master-classes and seminars in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Korea. In September 2013, he joined the Eastman School of Music faculty as Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation.