Di Rosa, Giampaolo (1972–)

Pianist, Organist, Cembalist, Improvisor, Composer, Music Analyst, Professor
Musical studies under the tutorship of worldwide famous Professors of keyboard instruments. Holds the following Academic Diploms:

- Piano (under V. Buzzai, F. Di Cesare, Conservatorio Santa Cecilia Rome, Italy)
- Organ and Composition (under Mons. V. Miserachs, Conservatorio S. Pietro a Majella Naples, Italy)
- Early music for keyboard: Harpsichord Performance (under Glen Wilson, Würzburg School of Music, Germany)
- Early music for keyboard : Pedagogy (under Glen Wilson, Würzburg School of Music, Germany)
- Master in Organ (under G. Kaunzinger, Würzburg School of Music)
- PhD in Music - Theorie and Analysis (under PhD Joao Pedro Oliveira, School of Arts - University of Aveiro, Portugal)
At Jean Guillou's invitation, he studied with him at St. Eustache in Paris.

As a composer, he has developed an autonomous approach to the art of improvisation, which he performs in concert.

Thanks to the improvisation and the collaboration of several composers who have accepted writing for G. Di Rosa, he has done a remarkable amount of innovative experiments in chamber music: marimba and organ, recorder and organ, and the Ensemble "IL CONCERTO ARIOSO" (recorder and keyboards) for early and modern music.

Having already given concerts in several European countries, plays the whole repertoire of each time, until XX and XXI century.

In year 2006 G. Di Rosa played in Rom the complete Mozart's piano sonatas. Several of his concerts have been recorded in CD and DVD.

As a pianist, organist, and cembalist, Improvisation and Early Music (Iberian Organ in particular) are increasingly part of his interests.
G. Di Rosa is co-founder and Art director of the international organ Festival "OTTOBRE ORGANISTICO" in Aprilia, Italy, where he's titular organist since 1986.
He is titular organist of the church at Oberthulba in Germany since 2006, here he organizes the international organ festival.

Since may 2007 he is titular organist of the great iberian organs of the Cathedral in Braga and he is organist ad honorem of the church at the High Seminary in Oporto and music advisor for the Order SCMG in Guimaraes.

Researches and teaches Organ, Improvisation and Analysis at the School of Arts of the Portuguese Catholic University of Oporto.

He is appointed in 2008 as titular organist and art director at the Portuguese National Church in Rom. Organ IPSAR Rome.

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Scènes | more info
Duration 20'00'' 20 pages

Scènes - Esquisses pour un jour de fête (2002)

This work has been composed for a standard organ (not too small and not too big) with a medium number of stops that include foundations, reeds and mixtures.
There are eight parts, each of them has an own configuration based on different technical patterns, whereby the organist finds some virtuoso elements.
Each part can be played alone, and their sequence is not strictly imposed.
Only the seventh part must be followed by the last.
However, if the organist is going to play the whole work, the sequence of the score has to be observed.
It is always recommended to choice the stops (and their possible interactions) in a way to reach the greatest variety of colours of the organ sound.
This work is full of joy: in this way it has to be performed.
The playing time is flexible but not longer as twenty minutes.

9.12 €


SIGNS | more info
Duration 4'20'' 7 pages

This work is a short joyful scherzo or divertissement.
It has been written for a concert in England and it is based on rhythmical elements which have different levels of interactions among them.

The title of this work comes from semiotic knowledge, like the various treatments of the melodic lines which mean (and don't mean) something (and something else).

The registrations should be considered as suggestion, however the use of Reeds is recommended.

The metronomic suggestion is a "good tempo" for the performance.

The work was first performed at the St. Bartholomew Church in Leeds, Armley, on August Bank Holiday 2006 by the composer himself.

5.70 €

SFÈRE - Poema senza parole (I)

SFÈRE - Poema senza parole (I) | more info
Duration 17'25'' 7 pages

This work is a poem for organ without lyrics: "Sfère" (an Italian word meaning "spheres") are impressions about the Sky.

It has been written for great organ with three to five keyboards.

The registration is free, but the organist should be able to produce a maximum of colour distributions among the keyboards and pedal.

It is particularly recommended to use orchestral and solo stops.
Big mixtures should be avoided.
Reeds have to be used with care to produce a sound full of lightness that is not too strong though.

The tempo may be considered free but not slow. However, the playing time must not be longer as ten minutes.

The work was first performed at the Nicolai Church in Leipzig on July 2008 by the composer himself.

5.70 €