At just 24 years old, Alessandro Pittorino is increasingly becoming one of New York City’s most exciting, invigorating, and innovative young organists. A recent graduate of The Juilliard School where he studied with GRAMMY Award-winning organist Paul Jacobs, Alessandro has been heralded as one of the most exciting up-and-coming stars of the organ by many of his presenters. Heralded by The Australian as “a self-confessed showman who loves to engage with his audience,” Alessandro’s interest in the organ began at the age of 5 in the small town of Fremantle, Western Australia. From that moment on Alessandro extensively studied the organ and piano, as well as constantly being involved in the performing arts through music, acting, dance and visual arts. In 2011 he focused his pursuits on the organ and performance, and completed his Bachelor of Music studies at the University of Western Australia, studying primarily with Ms. Annette Goerke. In 2015 Alessandro was accepted on the spot at The Juilliard School in NYC where he was the first Australian organist to graduate from the famed performing arts school in New York City; where he now calls home.
In two years of living in NYC, Alessandro has performed in major and iconic venues such as St. Patrick’s Cathedral NYC, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine NYC, the beautiful Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, and many more. In 2017 Alessandro made his West Coast debut performing at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in San Diego, where he will be returning in 2018. As well, Alessandro made his Sydney, Australia debut in 2017 to a packed audience in the stunning Sydney Town Hall. Towards the end of 2017, Alessandro was a featured artist in Lincoln Center’s Annual Corporate Gala, this year honoring Louis Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière. There he collaborated and performed to a host of celebrities with pop-artist and music video director Woodkid at Alice Tully Hall, with Catherine Deneuve making a special appearance. Other performance projects have included accompanying legendary silent film Nosferatu at Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village, and launching a new Concert series aimed at encouraging and supporting up and coming artists and their visions. Located just a few blocks away from Lincoln Center at The Church of the Blessed Sacrament, Alessandro co-founded as serves as Executive Director of Arts at Blessed Sacrament and in the inaugural 2017/18 will host and present over 50 performances, workshops, recordings, and educational programs aimed at diversifying the arts scene in the Upper West Side and creating new opportunities for young artists. Alessandro is a passionate artist and an outspoken ambassador for the organ, and it is the incorporation of these elements that excite his concert audiences the world over.