Francesco Botti - Organist
FRANCESCO BOTTI, from Brescia, is 19 years old and attends the three-year Bachelor's Degree in Organ and Organ Composition at the "Luca Marenzio" Music Conservatory of Brescia in the Class of Maestro Giorgio Benati. In 2019 he completed, maxima cum laude, the High School with Administrative, Finance and Marketing at the "Capirola" School of Leno (BS). Now he attends the University of Brescia in the Faculty of Banking and Finance.
Recently he was a finalist in the "Premio Nazionale delle Arti" organ competition (October 2019).
In September 2019 he won, in his category, the 2nd Prize at the International Organ Competition of Tricesimo-Udine whose President of the Jury was Maestro Olivier Latry, titular organist of the Cathedral of "Notre Dame" de Paris. He attended also the Masterclass with Olivier Latry. Previously, he was a finalist at the Northern Ireland International Organ Competition 2018 and winner in his category at the National Organ Competition in Bibione (VE), whose President of the Jury was Maestro Wolfgang Seifen.
He attended various Masterclasses including the one about Olivier Messiaen conducted by Maestro Fausto Caporali in 2017, and two conducted by Ton Koopman about Bach Organ Works in Milan and Brescia.
He takes an active part in the concerts of the "Bach's Opera Omnia" project in various programs including the whole "18 Chorals of Leipzig" and concerts in Buffalora-Brescia, Darfo Boario Terme (BS) and in the Cathedral of Asolo (TV).
He has playes at many concerts in various locations, including: Organ Festival "Young Organists" of Predazzo (TN), Music Festival at the Abbey of Vallombrosa (FI), Festival "Autunno Musicale" of Gardone Val Trompia, in Milan in the Church of "Santa Maria Annunciata in Chiesa Rossa", in the Basilica della "Santa Casa" of Loreto (Ancona) and others.
He is titular organist in the parish church of Folzano (BS) and Mompiano (BS).