St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Riccardo Gnudi - organ

Friday, 28 April at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Riccardo Gnudi - organ

Johann Sebastian Bach

Kyrie, Gott heiliger Geist BWV 671

Dies sind die heil'gen zehn Gebot BWV 678

Wir glauben all' an einen Gott' BWV 680

Riccardo Gnudi

Preludio e Fuga in la minore Op.50

Josef Rheinberger

Sonata n.4 Op.98

i. Tempo moderato

ii. Intermezzo

iii. Fuga cromatica

Born in Pisa in 1986, Riccardo Gnudi is a graduate from the "L. Cherubini" Conservatoire of Florence, where he has studied Organ and Organ Composition with M° Giovanni Clavorà Braulin. He has also studied piano, harpsichord, harmony, counterpoint, fugue, vocal composition, theory and history. He holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Organ from the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome with M° Roberto Marini. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists.

He has attended masterclasses with well-known organists such as J. Scott, S. Landale, D. Goode, J. Parsons, G. Brooks, F. Blanc, L. Lohmann, J. Verdin, D. Roth, W. Capek, H. Vogel and H. Fagius in Florence, Rome, Pisa, Paris, Göteborg, London and Oxford. In August 2012 he was awarded a bursary by the Cambridge Academy of Organ Studies to attend a masterclass on English repertoire with D. Ponsford, J. Parsons, A. Page and P. Dubois.

He has collaborated with T. Flury OSB and other gregorian specialists at Einsiedeln Abbey, Switzerland, to the organ accompaniment "Gregoriano Simplex", published in volumes from September 2008. His music has been published by Edizioni Il Campano, Pisa, which has received many positive comments in Italy and abroad. Some of his works have been performed in the USA, UK (King's College, Cambridge), Germany (Cologne Cathedral), Sweden, Poland and Denmark.

As accompanist at the organ he has played major choral works with important ensembles. As a recitalist he regularly plays in Italy and abroad and he has given many European and Italian premieres of modern and contemporary works, such as "Psalm 150'', ''Catechism" and ''Ubi Caritas'' by the american composer Frederick Frahm; ''Passacaglia and Fugue n.2'' by Healey Willan; "Chorale, Cantilena and Finale" by William Lloyd Webber and the "Sonata Op.2" by Herbert Howells.

He has held various positions during his career, serving at his village parish church (1998-2011); at the Pieve of Cascina (2001-5); at the Pieve of Filettole (2005); at the Waldensian Temple, Florence (old Holy Trinity Anglican Church) as Concert organist and Music Advisor (2006-10) and Official Organist of Corale "S.Genesio", San Miniato (2006-11). He has been Titular Organist and Director of Music at the National Church of S.Stefano dei Cavalieri in Pisa from October 2009 to June 2015, where he was Artistic Director and founder of the national and international recital series with the symphonic Grand Organ; and Assistant Organist at the world-famous Pisa Cathedral from April 2010 to June 2015.

After relocating to Sweden in July 2015, he was awarded the honorific title of Organist 'ad perpetuam' at the National Church of S.Stefano dei Cavalieri in Pisa. During Summer 2015 he was appointed Praktikant-Assistant Organist at Lundby parish in Gothenburg, where he is completing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Organ and related keyboard instruments at the Academy of Music and Drama under J. Speerstra and H. Davidsson.

He served as Organist at St.Andrew's Anglican Church during May 2016 and as Vik-Organist at Christ the King RC Church, Gothenburg. In October 2015 he was appointed Vik-Kantor/Organist at Tuve-Säve parish, Gothenburg.

Born in Pisa in 1986, Riccardo Gnudi is a graduate from the "L. Cherubini" Conservatoire, Florence, the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome and the Academy of Music and Drama, Gothenburg. He is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists. His music has been performed in USA, UK (King's College, Cambridge), Germany (Cologne Cathedral), Sweden, Poland and Denmark. As a recitalist he regularly plays all around Europe and he has given many European and Italian premieres of modern and contemporary works by the american composer Frederick Frahm, Healey Willan, William Lloyd Webber and Herbert Howells. He has been Titular Organist and Director of Music at the National Church of S.Stefano dei Cavalieri in Pisa - 2009 to 2015 - and Assistant Organist at the world-famous Pisa Cathedral - 2010 to 2015. After relocating to Sweden in July 2015, he was awarded the honorific title of Organist 'ad perpetuam' at the National Church of S.Stefano dei Cavalieri in Pisa. He has served as Praktikant-Assistant Organist at Lundby parish, Organist at St.Andrew's Anglican Church during May 2016 and as Vik-Organist at Christ the King RC Church, Gothenburg. In October 2015 he was appointed Vik-Kantor/Organist at Tuve-Säve parish, Gothenburg.