Patrons: Naji Hakim and Paul Patterson
Festival Director: Martin Stacey
  Details of Fourth Festival held in August 2009

AFNOM is supported by the Royal College of Organists and the Incorporated Association of Organists

Marco Lo Muscio

David Adkins - photoOrganist, pianist and composer Marco Lo Muscio was born in Rome in 1971. He graduated in piano with full honours “Cum Laude” at "Licinio Refice" academy of music guided by Maestro Tonino Maiorani, and later studied for three years with the great pianist Sergio Fiorentino (1927-1998) attaining the Diploma of Advanced Studies with full honours at the academy "Bartolomeo Cristofori". He also graduated in Pedagogy "Cum Laude", guided by prof. Giulio Sforza, in the University of "Rome Tre" (degree thesis on Keith Jarrett and Glenn Gould), and in organ with prof. James Edward Goettsche (Main Organist of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican). Marco is the first musician who has brought transcriptions of 'progressive music' into the concert halls and cathedrals, thrilling audiences with music by composers like Kieth Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Steve Hackett (Genesis) in this acoustic way. Marco's compositions are similarly 'progressive' in their own way. He has given more than 700 concerts as part of organ and piano festivals at important venues such as Shostakovich Grand Hall in St. Petersburg, Svetlanov in the House of the Music in Moscow, Westminster Cathedral in London, Kings College in Cambridge, Queen College in Oxford, St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, and the Church of the Queen of Denmark in Copenhagen. Marco's music for organ and piano is published by the Italian firm “Erreffe
Musica”, and has been played by renowned musicians such as Christopher Herrick, John Hackett, Stephen Farr, Kevin Bowyer, John Scott, Kevin Duggan, Aivars Kalejs, Massimo Nosetti, Stephen Tharp, Alessandro Bianchi, Michael Eckerle, Roger Sayer, Ekaterina Melnikova, Fredrik Sixten, Gunnar Petersen-Øverlein, and Martina Doehring. His work has captured the attention of great musicians like Rick Wakeman, Keith Emerson, Steve Hackett and John Hackett, and the latest CD dedicated to Tolkien, "The Book of Bilbo and Gandalf", was compiled with the cooperation of Pär Lindh, John and Steve Hackett.

The Mystic Bourdon (2008) was performed during the 2009 AFNOM festival in London.

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