Visiting Professor of Organ for Fall 2012Department:
Edoardo Bellotti is Professor of Organ at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany.
A virtuoso organist and renowned improviser, Bellotti performs at leading festivals and concert venues throughout the world. 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. He is also considered a leading expert in the performance of renaissance and baroque keyboard music.
He 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. He has been Professor of Organ at several important music schools in his native Italy and in Germany. He has made several critically acclaimed recordings on historical instruments, including Promenade (Loft Recordings), a recording combining organ repertoire with original improvisations on the Eastman School of Music’s Italian baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery.