21/04 | Gabriele Agrimonti

Biography

Gabriele Agrimonti is the titular organist and the artistic director of the church of Saint Louis of the French in Rome since June 2022. Winner of the 53rd International Organ Improvisation Competition Haarlem (2021), winner of the symphonic organ category and the audience prize in this the 13th Toulouse International Organ Competition and the first Italian to win the First Prize at St Albans’ Improvisation competition (UK) in 2019. Born in Parma (Italy) in 1995, Gabriele Agrimonti discovered the organ at the age of 11 and entered Mario Verdicchio’s class at the “A. Boito” Conservatory in Parma the following year. He graduated with the highest grade cum laude and the unanimous honorable mention of the jury. At the age of 13 he was appointed co-titular organist of the Basilica magistrale di S. Maria della Steccata in Parma. In 2016 Gabriele Agrimonti was admitted at Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris) where he studyed improvisation and applied composition theory under the guidance of renowned teachers such as Thierry Escaich, Laszló Fassang, Thomas Ospital, Thomas Lacôte. Moreover, his participation in numerous master-classes allowed him to receive precious advice from famous organists: Olivier Latry, Jean Guillou, Yanka Hékimova, Baptiste-Florian Marle-Ouvrard, Henri-Franck Beaupérin… In 2017, he won the Grand-Prix d’improvisation at the international improvisation competition Marchal-Litaize in Paris ; in 2018 he was amongst the finalists at the Haarlem Competition (Netherlands). he also is awarded the First Prize at the Boëllmann-Gigout Competition in Strasbourg. Gabriele Agrimonti is enrolling in to a prolific international concertist career all over Europe. His repertoire is reaching from the Renaissance period to contemporary music, a large part of this performance being dedicated to improvisation. He is also cooperating with other arts’ categories such as cinema or dancing.