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Massimiliano Guido


Massimiliano Guido completed his studies (Laurea) in Musicology at Pavia University cum laude with a dissertation on Girolamo Frescobaldi’s toccatas (advisors S. La Via and L.F. Tagliavini). His field of study is Baroque music, with a special emphasis on keyboard repertoire. In 2008 he has completed the Doctorate in Musicology at Pavia University, with a thesis on the relationship between poetry and music in the songs of Paolo Conte.
Currently he is a post-doctoral researcher at the Musicology Department, Pavia University in the field of Musich Theroy and Keyboard Performance Practice. He writes for international reviews (Rivista Internazionale di Musica Sacra, Informazione Organistica) and has partecipated to the National Research Project “Storia dei Concetti Musicali” in 2005 and 2007 (G. Borio and G. Gentili editors) publishing two works about form and style in the early Italian Seicento (Carocci Publisher). 

After earning diplomas in organ and harpsichord and participating in several master classes in Italy and abroad, he earned a Master of Music Research, under tuition of Prof. Hans Davidsson at the School of Music and Musicology, Göteborg University, Sweden. There he also studied clavichord and collaborated with the Göteborg Organ Art Center (GOArt), especially in the reconstruction of the Arp Schnitger organ in Örgryte Nya kyrka and the EU program ORSEV (The Organ as a Symbol of the European Vision).  In 2004 he was one of the finalists at  Paul Hofhaimer Organ competition in Innsbruck.
Since 1996 he has taught organ and Gregorian chant at the School of Sacred Music in Albenga (SV). In 2002 he was invited by the Rovigo Conservatory to lead a seminar on the clavichord. From 2003 to 2007 he has collaborated with the International Summer Academy of Organ and Improvisation in Smarano (TN), playing concerts, delivering lectures and teaching Italian music. Titular organist of the historical Grand'Organo Serassi at Albenga Cathedral, he is Artistic Director of the cultural association Amici della Musica. He performs regularly as a soloist and in ensemble: international organ festival in Milano (Santa Maria della Passione), L'Aquila (Società dei Concerti Barattelli), Roma (San Marcello al Corso),  Germany (Bad Wimpfen, Fürstenfeldbruck), Sweden (Göteborg International Organ Academy), France (Carcassonne, Oloron St. Marie), among other concert venues. He has been invited several times to Eastman School of Music, Rochester University, lecturing on Italian Baroque music. He has recorded a Cd on the historical organ of Caspano (SO), Discantica 151. He is member of the Istituto dell’Organo Storico Italiano  (www.iosi.info) and of the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music (www.arts.uci.edu/sscm/).