On the occasion of the Holy Easter, the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) in Bucharest organized a virtual concert entitled “Spiritual harmonies: The sacred voice of the Italian organ“, broadcast live by the Italian Church in Bucharest and live streaming on a special Facebook page.

The event, scheduled for next Monday, April 5, will feature the organist Bruno Medicina, who will delight the audience with Girolamo Frescobaldi, (from the Second Book of Toccate), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Sonata in D major for solo organ), Tomaso Albinoni (Adagio in G) and Johann Sebastian Bach (Italian Concerto BWV 971 12). Despite the limitations imposed by the difficult period of world pandemic, the IIC in Bucharest, as the IIC in Washington did last month, wanted to exploit technology to give Italians abroad a moment of meditation and reflection that make them feel close, at least spiritually.

Bruno Medicina, organist

Bruno Medicina was born in Genoa in 1959 and studied piano music with Maestro Marco Pasquero and organ and composition studies with Maestro Attilio Baronti, graduating from the Turin Conservatory. Trainer and coach by profession, music has always been his greatest passion and his love for the instrument leads him, in fact, to perform often in Italy and abroad.

In Romania, the organist managed to combine his professional activity with music, developing the F.L.O.W. Power System, a performance model which – although originally developed to improve results in the business and sports fields – has proved to be particularly effective also when applied to musical performance. For many years he has therefore held specialization courses dedicated to improving the performances of musicians within the “Virtuosity Center” institute he founded and directed.