Paolo Crivellaro completed his studies in organ and piano in Milan and Basel, and began a career as a concert organist, which has led him to play at renowned concert venues including the Philharmonie in Berlin, Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg, the Torch Center in Seoul, the Meistersingerhalle in Nürnberg, the Istanbul International Music Festival and in major Cathedrals (Vienna, Madrid, Berlin, Stockholm, Lisbon, Tokyo, Brussels, Kraków, Dresden, Roskilde and Haarlem).
Since 1990 he has been actively engaged in teaching at various academies and summer courses throughout Europe. As a guest professor he is regularly invited by distinguished universities and higher music institutions to conduct master-classes (Paris, Prague, Helsinki, Tokyo, Lyon, Göteborg, Seoul, Toulouse, Amsterdam and Groningen). Since 2001 he has been Professor of Organ at the Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Honorary Inspector for the Italian Ministry of Culture; between 1978 and 1992 he was responsible for the catalogueing of over two hundred historic organs for the National Trust for Artistic and Historical Treasures. His experience in the field of organ history and organ-building includes research and lectures, and he is the author of a number of articles on the subject, some of them translated into various languages for specialised organ magazines. In 2014 he published the book Die Norddeutsche Orgelschule – Aufführungspraxis nach historischen Zitaten (Carus Verlag).
He has also appeared on the jury panel of numerous organ competitions including the Odense International Organ Competition, the Toulouse-les-Orgues, the Prague Spring Music Festival, Innsbruck (Paul Hofheimer), Alkmaar (the Internationaal Schnitger Orgelconcours), Freiberg (the Silbermann Orgelwettbewerb), Linz (the Anton Bruckner Festival), Magadino (the Festival Organistico Internazionale), Groningen (the International Martini Organ Competition), Milan (Duomo), Kotka, Füssen.
Information for January 2018