Maria Simona Fruscella

SIMONA FRUSCELLA, organist and musicologist (Italy).

After the organ diploma she has participated in numerous courses of specialization with teachers of great prestige.

She is called to play in prestigious recitals and festival. She has played important historic organs in Italy and Europa.

In 2016 she obtained a masters degree in musicology at the University of Pavia, with a thesis entitled The harmonium in Italy, for which she received the biennial “Pierluigi Gaiatto” 2018 award by the Levi Foundation in Venice. She has participated, as organist in numerous national and international competitions, obtaining more than 40 awards, such as, Diploma I Prize at the I Nice International Music Competition; Diploma I Prize at the VIII Rome International Music Competition; Diploma I Prize at the II Brussels International Music Competition; Diploma I prize at the 4th International Moscow Music Competition; Certificate I prize IMKA Sarajevo Music Competition 2021Diploma 2nd Prize at the VII Odin International Music Online Competition; Diploma 2nd Prize Sonus Contest 2021; Diploma 3rd Prize at the 3° “Laszlò Spezzaferri” ”International Music Competition of Verona; Diploma 3rd Prize at the Muse 2021 International Music Competition in Greece.

She collaborates for a multimedia project called IMD Music & WEB with the IMD RADIO record label concerning productions radio and recordings of organ works.

She has published organ compositions and organ transriptions with the Italian publishing Edizioni Momenti.
Currently, she attends the Master of Advanced Studies in Organ Music Performance and Interpretation at the University School of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana.