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Organ festival

Diego Cannizzaro is the organist in today’s solo recital within the Malta International Organ Festival.

Diego Cannizzaro is the organist in today’s solo recital within the Malta International Organ Festival.

Today’s concert within the Malta International Organ Festival is a solo recital featuring Diego Cannizzaro taking place in Balluta.

The programme includes pieces by Bach, Rinck, Mendelssohn, Bossi and Yon.

Cannizzaro’s piano, organ and harpsichord studies took him to several European cities, from Palermo to Perugia, Pistoia, Bremen, Spain and Rome from where he obtained a doctorate from La Sapienza University.

He is honorary inspector of historical organs in Sicily, organ teacher at the Conservatory of Caltanissetta and artistic director of the In tempore organi festival which focuses on historical organs in Sicily. Cannizzaro is also a guest teacher in early Italian organ music at the Conservatory of St  Petersburg.

■ The concert is being held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish church in Balluta at 7.30pm. Entrance is free. The festival runs until December 9 with concerts taking place in various cathedrals, basilicas and churches across the Maltese islands. Full programme details can be obtained from www.MaltaInternationalOrganFestival.com. This space will cover the individual concerts on the day.

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