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Gianandrea Pauletta (Organ, Harpsichord)

Born: February 26, 1967 - Treviso, Italy

The Italian organist and harpsicordist, Gianandrea Pauletta, learned music at the Venice Conservatory. There he obtained brightly the diploma of Prepolyphonical Music (Gregorian songs), Organ Interpretation, Organ Composition, (with full marks) and the Superior Diploma of Composition. He also studied Orchestral Direction in Bologna. He has taken advanced courses with masters as Radulescu and Tagliavini. He obtained consecutively in 1985 and 1986 the first prize of the National Organ Competition of Noale (Italy). Finalist in the “A. Bruckner” International Competition of Linz (1986), he won the “C. Franck” Kaltern International Competition (1990).

Gianandrea Pauletta was really young when he began a musical activity. At 12 years old, he was organist at the San Felice Church, and he was the holder of the San Giorgio Maggiore Basilica Organ at 13. He began his organ activity on this instrument. Thereafter he gave concerts in Europe on organ or harpsichord, as a soloist or with an orchestra (La Fenice theatre orchestra of Venice, “Solisti Veneti”, “Interpreti Veneziani”, “Offerta Musicale”). He is now organist at the Casale-sul-sile Church (near Treviso ) where he lives.

Gianandrea Pauletta's musical activity got rich when he was conductor and director of the string orchestra “Nova Accademia Veneta” from 1985 to 1995. Simultaneously, he was conducting the “Ensemble Vocale” choir of Venice. At the same period he formed and conducted the Gregorian choir “Jucunda Laudatio” of Venice. He created and conducted the contemporary music ensemble Ad Hoc.

Among Gianandrea Pauletta's recordings, it needs to be enlightened the six Trio Sonatas and the Passacaglia (J.S. Bach) performed on pedal-harpsicord.

Gianandrea Pauletta was organ teacher at the Cagliari conservatory from 1992 to 1994. He also taught organ and organ composition at the Treviso Diocesan Institute of sacred music from 1989 to 2000. He actively collaborates at the conservation and restoration of organs in Venetia. He is a member of the Teclas Ensemble, group of four compositors-interprets characterised by the exclusive utilisation of keyboard instruments (organ, piano, harpsichord and synthesizer) for contemporary works interpretation.

Source: Gianandrea Pauletta Website
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (January 2007)

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