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The beginning

Already at the age of four Andrea Paglia began to play piano and a little while started to take private lessons. After many years of piano playing, she wanted to try something new. The full sound and the different colors of the organ’s tone, as well as the challenge of playing also with the feet, bring her to learn organ.

She studied Organ and Organ Composition with Professor Massimiliano Raschietti at the Conservatory in Verona, her hometown. In 2012 she completed her Bachelor’s with full scores.
Then she began her Master Performance Organ with Professor Klemens Schnorr at the Musikhochschule Freiburg in Breisgau. In 2014 she finished her studies also with full scores.

 And then…

In 2015 she moved to Switzerland to study Church Music at the Musikhochule of Luzern in the class of Professor Martin Schmeding. At the same time, she worked as a Church musician in the Reformierte Kirche Fehraltorf (Zürich- Switzerland).

Since autumn 2016, Andrea Paglia has been studying Master Specialized – Soloist Organ with Professor Andreas Jost at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK).

Andrea Paglia has successfully participated in international organ competitions (Baceno, Varzi, Salerno, and Napoli) and in February 2018 she won the 1. Price at the international organ competition in Reichersbeuern (Germany). She regularly performs as a soloist or as a chamber musician in Switzerland and abroad, for example, in the „Orgel um 12“ organ series in the Grossmünster Zurich, at the concert series “Vespri d’Organo a San Nicoló” (Verona-Italy), in the Monzas cathedral and in Milan (Italy).

In 2017 she received the Joseph Auchter Prize (Church Music Prize) and since April 2017 she has been working as a church musician in the Reformierte Kirche Zurich-Witikon.
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