Biography

Portrait

Photo: Paul Jimenez

Martin Riccabona was born in 1993 in Hall in Tirol/Austria. After private piano lessons and five years of organ lessons at the music school of Innsbruck, he initially began preparatory organ studies at the Anton-Bruckner-Privatuniversität in Linz, where in 2011 – after having graduated high school  – he subsequently began regular studies in organ (Brett Leighton) and harpsichord (Jörg Halubek). Currently he is studying organ with Wolfgang Zerer at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg/Germany in the context of the international Erasmus student exchange programme.

In addition he attended several masterclasses and lectures with Gerhard Gnann, Andres Cea Galan, Massimiliano Raschietti, Michael Radulescu, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini (organ), Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord) and Menno van Delft (Clavichord).

He is prizewinner of several competitions, including the Austrian music competition Prima la Musica (categories Organ and Ensemble for Early Music, three 1st prizes) the international organ competition “Daniel Herz”, Brixen/Italy (2nd prize 2012) and most recently the international organ competition “Paul Hofhaimer”, Innsbruck/Austria (joint 2nd prize 2013).

Martin pursues an active concert schedule, both as soloist and ensemble musician. Previous appearances took him apart from Austria also to Germany and Italy.

For several years, he also deals extensively with issues of instrument making and has acted as a consultant in several organ building projects.

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