Sergio de Pieri
Born in Treviso, Italy, well-known organist Sergio de Pieri emigrated to Australia in the 1960s and was chiefly responsible for reviving local interest in the organ and its true repertoire. He was organist at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne, Chief Study Organ Lecturer at the University of Melbourne and still regularly performs throughout Australia, Europe, USA and Canada.
Sergio de Pieri was born in Treviso, Northern Italy, and graduated in Piano, Organ and Organ Composition from the Benedetto Marcello Conservatoire in Venice. In the 1960s he settled in Melbourne, Australia. He was responsible in Australia for reviving interest in the organ and its true repertoire. He was Organist at the Basilica of St. Patrick's Cathedral, Melbourne and Chief Study Organ Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. For the past twenty years he has held the Chair of Principal Teacher of Organ and Organ Composition at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatoire in Venice. He has many recordings to his credit and concertices widely, especially in Europe, USA, Canada and Australia. For the past ten years, he has been artistic director of the Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields Festival.
Sergio de Pieri is featured on the following titles
A superb programme of Italian and French organ favourites designed to exploit all the resources of this justly famous Grandfather Fincham organ in St. Mary's Star-of-the-Sea, West Melbourne.
Sergio de Pieri also appears on
15 historic organs in the Ballarat region can be heard on this CD released to coincide with the 2005 festival. There is a fully illustrated 16 page booklet which surveys the organ builders, churches and their organs, the music, and the performers.