A brief biography of Grimoaldo Macchia
Considered one of the most eclectic composers of his generation, Grimoaldo Macchia is a pianist, composer, organist, arranger and conductor. Born in Rome, 1972, he began his musical studies at the Arts Academy of Rome and earned a degree in Composition from the Conservatory “F. Morlacchi,” and a degree in Applied Music from the Conservatory of Perugia, under the guidance of professor Stefano Bracci.
As an esteemed organist and choir director, Macchia has played for numerous prestigious associations such as Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra and Accademia Romana delle Art, several important music festivals such as the Festival of Ischia and the Festival of Sacred Music in Rome, as well as had the honor to perform in the presence of ex-President of the Italian Republic, C. A. Ciampi, in the president’s estate of Castel Porziano.
Macchia has collaborated as a pianist and composer with multiple talented individuals, including the Synth-Orchestra and with the Ausonia Ensemble. He has also had the honorable opportunity to perform for Pope Benedict XVI, composing and performing his own Toccata et Fuga for the exceptional event of the consecration rite of the altar of the Cathedral of San Pancrazio in Albano.
Grimoaldo Macchia’s Experiance
In 2009, Macchia graduated with the highest honors in Music Education at the Conservatory “L. Refice” of Frosinone, where he received a Diploma of Merit and a fellowship as the best student of the course. He worked as a professor of music for several years at the Iunior International Institute of Rome, and has participated in several courses and seminars held by popular musicians, such as Stefano Gervasoni, William Brunson, Agustin Fernandez, Ennio Nicotra, Egidio Pozzi and many other notable musicians.
Macchia Recognized Globally
As a noted composer, performer and arranger, Macchia’s compositions have been performed nationally and internationally, and have been interpreted by some of the most renowned international musicians, including but not limited to; David Briggs, Samuel Metzger, Marko Hakanpää and Julian Bewig. Macchia’s arrangements have been published by numerous leading publishing companies such as Sonitus of Varese, Armelin di Musica of Padova, Fred Bock Music Company, Müller & Schade and countless others. In addition, Liturgic Organ, a CD of his organ compositions, received a special Apostolic Blessing and acknowledgment from the Holy Father Benedict XVI.