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Having performed extensively in North America, Europe and South America, Cristiano Rizzotto is an active international recitalist who frequently premières and performs the works of contemporary composers. Composers such as Carson Cooman, Composer in Residence at Harvard University, Aivars Kalējs, Organist at Rīgas Doms Cathedral in Rīga (Latvia), and Antoine Giovannini, Titular Organist at L’église Saint Vincent de Nay (France), have dedicated pieces to him.
Cristiano is currently a doctoral candidate at The American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma, under Dr. John Schwandt, and is the Organist & Choirmaster at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Golden Valley, MN. He is the Director of the Good Shepherd International Concert Series. He became a published composer after his Toccata was released by Wayne Leupold Editions in March 2014.
Rizzotto was named a member of The Diapason‘s 20 Under 30 Class of 2017. He was previously the organist at Rio de Janeiro’s Benedictine Abbey, owner of one of the oldest organs in South America and where the Carioca monks have kept the tradition of the chants and liturgy alive since the 16th century.
“The aim and final end of all music should be none other
than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
-Johann Sebastian Bach