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Luisella Ginanni

LUISELLA GINANNI was born in Genoa in 1953, obtained her degree in Organ and Composition at the Conservatory "N. Paganini" and subsequently attended at several musical academies in Europe (Pistoia, Toulouse, Haarlem, Santiago de Compostela), courses with distinguished teachers such as L.F. Tagliavini, M. Torrent, H. Vogel, P. Kee, G. Schneider, J. Langlais and X. Darasse, investigating different aspects of organistic performance. She also enriched her musical education by studying the harpsichord, completed under the guidance of G. Gentili-Verona and during courses taught by K. Gilbert and S. Ross. She was professor of organ at the conservatories of Alessandria and La Spezia. For many years she was appointed Professor of Music Theory and Analysis at the "N. Paganini". She has given concerts in Italy, France, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic arousing everywhere positive criticism and public not only because of the personal choices of interpretation but also for her predilection for a repertoire comprising alongside the works of the most famous composers, works rarely performed, both ancient and modern. She has published compositions for organ, musicological essays and didactic works. In addition to acting as a soloist often presented, together with her husband, Emilio Traverso, original music for two organs or organ for four hands which gave special attention in her studies and in her research. She is official organist of the Basilica dell'Immacolata in Genoa. She was one of the founders and is currently the President of the Association that for over 35 years, promotes musical events in Genoa and Liguria seeking to enhance the historic organ heritage and to spread the knowledge of organ music.

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