PIER DAMIANO PERETTI
Born near Vicenza in 1974, Pier Damiano Peretti studied in his hometown, in Hamburg and in Vienna (with Michael Radulescu), where he graduated in Orgelkonzertfach at the University of Music in 2002. In the same year he took up a position as professor for organ at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hanover. In 2009 he moved back to Vienna, where he is now professor of organ at the University of Music and Performing Arts.
Since 1997 he has been awarded several prizes in international competitions, including those in Pretoria, Bologna, Innsbruck, Hamburg and Toulouse. In 1999 he won the renowned St Albans International Organ Competition in England. His concert career and teaching activities have taken him to the major centres of European organ music. As a recording artist he works with labels such as Ursina-Motette and IFO-Records. He is also active as a composer, mainly in the field of sacred music, with some of his works receiving awards at composition competitions.