Internationally renowned organist and harpsichordist Edoardo Bellotti is considered a leading expert of Renaissance and Baroque keyboard repertory and improvisation. In addition to his musical studies (Piano, Organ, Harpsichord) he studied humanities at the University of Pavia, his Italian native town, completing degrees in philosophy and theology.
Alongside teaching and performing, he has devoted himself to musicological research, publishing articles, essays and critical editions of organ music and presenting his work in international conferences. He has edited the first modern edition of two of the most important Baroque treatises on organ playing: Adriano Banchieri L’ Organo suonarino (Venice 1605), and Spiridion a Monte Carmelo Nova Instructio pro pulsandis organis (Bamberg 1670). Bellotti has published over 30 CDs, both as a soloist and in collaboration with vocal and instrumental ensembles, with the mission to document and make known historical instruments and their repertoire.
Edoardo Bellotti taught organ and harpsichord performance and theory and practice of improvisation in several European institutions, including the conservatories of Milan, Trento, Udine and Pavia (Italy), Trossingen and Bremen (Germany) and has been invited as guest teacher in many institutions in Europe, Japan, South Korea, Canada and the United States. From 2013 to 2018, he served as an Associate Professor of Organ at the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester. In October 2018, he was invited to coordinate a new curriculum at the University of the Arts in Bremen (Germany) where he taught Organ, Clavichord and Improvisation. In September 2023, he returned to Eastman as Associate Professor of Harpsichord, teaching Historical Keyboards and Continuo.