Paolo Oreni (I)

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Paolo ORENI was born in Treviglio in 1979 and began studying organ and organ composition at the age of eleven with Maestro G. W. Zaramella, at the “Gaetano Donizetti” Institute in Bergamo.
Thanks to the scholarships awarded to him by the Ministry of Culture of Luxembourg, the Municipality and the Banca di Credito Cooperativo di Treviglio, he continued his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Luxembourg since 2000, where in 2002 he obtained the first prize in the international competition “Prix Interrégional -Diplôme de Concert “, prestigious Central European diploma.

He also benefits from the precious advice of several internationally renowned Masters, in particular Jean-Paul Imbert and Lydia Baldecchi Arcuri, with whom he simultaneously deepens the piano repertoire. The meeting with Maestro Jean Guillou during the numerous Masterclasses at the large organs of the Tonhalle in Zurich and of the Church of St. Eustache in Paris (Stiftung für Internationale Meisterkurse für Musik) was decisive for his formation.

Winner of various international competitions, in June 2004 he is a finalist and winner of a Mention at the “Ville de Paris” International Competition, which was attended by 60 organists from all over the world.

He played in duo with the first solo parts of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, in chamber ensembles and with symphonic orchestra (Stabile Gaetano Donizetti Orchestra of Bergamo, “laVerdi” Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Jeune Orchestre de Paris, Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, Symphonisches Orchester Zürich, Bochumer Symphoniker, Wiesbadener Sinfonieorchester …) and continues an intense concert career, which leads him to play regularly in some of the most prestigious international music and organ festivals in Italy, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Holland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Portugal, Finland, Norway, Albania, Israel, Poland, Romania, Malta, Czechoslovakia, Canary Islands.

He has recorded for the French record company Fugatto at the Bossi organ in Cremolino, for the German label ORGANpromotion at the Rieger organ in Reutlingen, and for the Municipality of Salorno in Alto-Adige at the Pirchner organ. Numerous concerts have been recorded and broadcast by European radio broadcasters, including the famous Bayerischer Rundfunk of München.

Since 2006 he has been regularly invited to hold Masterclasses on improvisation and organ repertoire from Bach to contemporaries for the Diocese of Munich, in the prestigious Basilica of Ottobeuren, at the famous International Academy of the Altenberg Cathedral and in various German cities such as Weiden in der Oberpflalz. In addition, he is often called upon to serve on juries in national and international competitions.

As an organologist, he deals with the design of modern conception pipe organs, in collaboration with various European organ firms, together with which instruments have been made for the Church of Santa Anastasia in Villasanta (Monza), for the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. al Naviglio (Milan) and for the Church of the Confraternity of Santa Caterina d’Alessandria (Paternò). He also devised his own concert pipe organ (called “Wanderer”) which is currently the largest moving organ in existence.