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30.6.03

Meet Michael Lodico

Michael Lodico
Michael_Lodicojr at yahoo dot com

Michael Lodico, born in 1981 and a native of Western North Carolina, began studying the piano at the age of six and organ at the age of 13. Lodico received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he studied the organ with John Weaver and Alan Morrison, harpsichord with Lionel Party, improvisation with Matthew Glandorf, and the piano with Meng Cheih-Liu and Susan Starr. He studied abroad as a Netherlands-America Foundation/Fulbright Scholar to the Netherlands and obtained a Master’s degree in music, studying the organ under Jacques van Oortmerssen at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

In the summer of 2006, Lodico was appointed Director of Music of Wye Parish, Maryland, and Director of Choral Music at Saint Anselm’s Abbey School in Washington, D.C. He has participated in festivals and workshops in Canada, England, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the United States, and completed a concert tour playing recitals at English and Scottish cathedrals. Additionally, Lodico is a music critic with the webzine/blog Ionarts, regularly covering the National Symphony and the Baltimore Symphony. He has also covered opera festivals in Aix-en-Provence, France, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Brugge/Bruges Early Music Festival in Belgium.

In May 2008, Lodico was elected to the Executive Board of the District of Columbia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and in October 2008 began working in the coordinate music department of the St. Alban’s School and National Cathedral School. He also serves as Associate Choirmaster and Organist at St. John's, Lafayette Square. Lodico enjoys swimming and traveling.

2 comments:

Graham Thompson said...

Wow! What a cool dude. Mr. Lodico plays the piano/organ for St. Albans and National Cathedral and he rocks. He is the man and never messes up.

Ben said...

This guy is actually the coolest. He dominates the piano and slays the organ.