Nicola Cittadin

Nicola Cittadin was born in 1973 in Rovigo (Italy). He received his musical training at the Conservatory of Rovigo, where he conclude his diploma 1995 in piano and in 1999 in organ und organ composition. During his training with several choirs and orchestras in Italy, he worked as an accompanist, including Polyphonic Choir of Citta di Rovigo, Coro da Camera Italiano “Athestis Chorus” with conductor Filippo Maria Bressan, Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI (Radio Televisione Italiana) under the direction of N. Jarvi and from 1995 to 1999 with “Venetian Youth Orchestra” where he participated in concerts in Italy, Germany and Norway.

Moreover, he could appear as a soloist in the context of major festivals, like the Academy of Arts and Culture Padua, music association of Sondalo and Modena, Asolo Musica, Musica Polesine, the European Music Month in Basel, Minato Mirai Hall – Yokohama, Lilia Hall – Kavaguchi, music association Veneto, Concerts de la Collégiale – Neuchâtel, Organ Academy Elpidiense, La Cappella Musicale – Milan, organ concerts of the Oslo Cathedral, Organ Academy of Bologna, International Organ Festival – Treviso, organ concertos by Friedrikstad’s Cathedral, Darmstadt International Summer Organ Concerts, International Organ Festival and concerts in Gorlitz Masevaux St. Peter’s.

From 1999 to 2003 Nicola Cittadin was continuing his studies in the class by Guy Bovet at the Music Academy of Basel, where he attained in June 2003, the Organ Concert Diploma and awarded with prices of “Hans Balmer”- Foundation of the Basel Organist Association was.

His education was supplemented by participating in numerous master classes and interpretation (including with Lionel Rogg, François Delor, Jean Boyer, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini and Rudolf Lutz).

His main office since February 2006 is as organist at the Reformed Church in Hinwil – Zurich Oberland and, since December 2004 he is director for the historic organ (build by Joseph Merklin) at the Elizabeth Church Basel. He was also guest professor at the State Academy of Music Oslo ( 2005), and (since september 2008) professor for the musicologist research project “invisible hand II” at the University of the Arts Berne. Recording “Italian opera, bel canto 2nd on the organ” for the Swiss radio station DRS2.