Born: 10 July 1981
Born in Florence (Italy) in 1981, Simone Stella studied piano at the Conservatory “L. Cherubini” of Florence with Rosanita Racugno, and perfected his piano studies with Marco Vavolo. After studying organ in Florence with Mariella Mochi and Alessandro Albenga, harpsichord in Rome with Francesco Cera, and organ improvisation in Cremona with Fausto Caporali and Stefano Rattini, he has attended many courses and seminars held by internationally acclaimed artists, including Ton Koopman, Matteo Imbruno, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Luca Scandali, Giancarlo Parodi, Stefano Innocenti, Klemens Schnorr, Ludger Lohmann, Michel Bouvard, Monika Henking, Guy Bovet.
He won the 2nd and 3rd “A. Esposito” Youth Organ Competition held in Lucca (2004-05) and then the 1st “Agati-Tronci” International Organ Competition held in Pistoia (2008). Simone Stella has performed, especially as soloist, in Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Brasil and USA. His repertoire includes harpsichord and organ music from every historical era up to and including the present day. Particularly interesting was his live performance (2009-10) of the complete organ works by Dieterich Buxtehude in the historical Orsanmichele Church in Florence, where he was titular organist.
Since 2011 he is the titular of the historical organs in the church of SS. Annunziata in Florence. He is also composer of music for solo instruments, chamber groups, orchestras and choirs. Simone Stella is best known for his giant corpus of recordings, especially for the dutch label Brilliant Classics, that includes the complete works of composers like Buxtehude, Bohm, Reincken, Walther, Froberger, Pachelbel and others.
See also: Simone Stella's editor page.
List of choral works
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