Michele Geremia

Born in 1983, Michele Geremia graduated in Organ and Organ Composition with Gianluca Libertucci, in Harpsichord with Lia Levi Minzi and in Music Teaching at the Agostino Steffani Conservatoire in Castelfranco Veneto (Treviso). He also graduated in Art, Music and Performing Arts (BA) and in Musicology (MA), with highest honors at the University of Padua, after preparing and presenting the critical edition of the motets by Agostino Steffani and the only theoretical text written by this composer. He attended workshops and master classes with Michael Radulescu, Pier Damiano Peretti, Domenico Severin, James David Christie (organ), Johan Hofmann (harpsichord). He is currently attending the Ph.D. in Musicology at University of Padua. He is working on Il mondo alla roversa o sia Le donne che comandano by Baldassarre Galuppi.
    He performs regularly as soloist and in choirs, orchestras and chamber ensembles in Italy and abroad (Germany, France, Poland) and plays with I Cantori di Marostica, I Virtuosi della Marca, Le Humane Virtù, Orchestra della Roggia, Dolomiti Symphonia, Windstärke 8 (Germany). In 2010 and 2011 he was a member of the Junges Musikpodium Dresden-Venedig conducted by Stefano Montanari and the Villa Contarini Baroque Orchestra conducted by Roy Goodman and Alfredo Bernardini. He is the artistic director of the Ensemble Seconda Prattica, a period instruments ensemble. In May 2009 he won the National Arts Award (category “Chamber music with authentic instruments”) with the Early Music Ensemble of the Castelfranco Veneto Conservatoire.
    In collaboration with the University of Padua he published, for Diastema (Treviso), the first modern edition of the only theoretical text written by Agostino Steffani (Quanta certezza abbia da’ suoi principii la musica ed in qual pregio fosse perciò presso gli antichi). He also published the first modern edition of the Psalmodia vespertina volans octo plenis vocibus concinenda by Steffani, a collection of thirteen psalms and a Magnificat for two choirs and organ. He conducted the first complete recording of the Psalmodia vespertina leading the vocal ensemble L’Artifizio Armonico and the Ensemble Seconda Prattica (edited by Diastema). For Armelin Musica (Padua) he published the critical edition of Agostino Steffani’s motets collection Sacer Ianus quadrifrons.
    He is co-director of I Cantori di Marostica and member of Organ Commettee of diocese of Vicenza. He is organist at St. Antonio Abate church in Marostica (Vicenza) where he regularly performs on Giovanni Battista Zordan organ (1882).



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