Mariella Mochi - Organ
Mariella Mochi graduated in piano, organ and composition in Florence at the music conservatory L. Cherubini, under the guidance of the teachers E. Scarlino and A. Esposito. She attended international specialization courses with the teachers L. F. Tagliavini, A. Heiler, J. Langlais and M. C. Alain. She has been the organ holder of the San Giovanni Battista Church (Autostrada del Sole Firenze-nord) from 1968 to 2000. She is the artistic director of the Italian Organ Music Academy of Pistoia. In 1975 she was awarded with the Cimento d'oro for artistic merits by the Lazio Literary Centre. She holds specialization courses in organ, with particular focus on the Italian baroque and renaissance repertoire. She is frequently requested as commission member for national and international organ competitions. In 1985 she was invited as the only Italian representative at the Organ Festival in Paris for the Bach celebrations.
Mariella Mochi carries out an intense concert activity in Italy, in several other European countries and in Japan. She made recordings on various historical instruments. She also recorded the whole organ opera of Alessandro Esposito on a double CD for the Milano Discantica.