Cesare Mancini

Cesare Mancini is born in Siena, Italy. He graduated in Organ at the Conservatory of Florence, and specialized with Tagliavini, Koopman, Vogel, Oortmerssen, Lohmann, Boyer, Stembridge, van de Pol, Acciai, Carnini Donini. He also graduated in History of Music at the University of Siena, with a degree thesis about Marco Enrico Bossi which has been published.
He is Kapellmeister and titular Organist at the Cathedral of Siena. He is the founder and the conductor of the Agostino Agazzari Choir, the official choir of the Cathedral, with which he also has made some CD, video and TV recordings. His intense concert activity has led him in Italy and abroad: he has collaborated with institutions such Accademia Chigiana of Siena, Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo of Pistoia, with festivals such those of Rome, Milan, Florence, Lucca, Arezzo, with conductors such Roberto Gabbiani and Luciano Acocella, and with the Symphonic Orchestra of Sofia and the Orchestra Rinaldo Franci of Siena.
Cesare Mancini is the Assistant of the Artistic Director of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana of Siena. He is in the boards of the Conservatory of Florence and of the Conservatory of Siena. He has taught History of Music at the Conservatories of Venice, Matera and Piacenza. Currently he is teacher of Sacred Music at the Seminary of Siena.
Many books and essays are published by Cesare Mancini: among them we can cite Un così bello e nobile istrumento. Siena e l’arte degli organi and the first translation into Italian language of the Traité de l’orgue by Mersenne (1635). Freelance journalist, Cesare Mancini is a collaborator of the reviews “Informazione Organistica” and “Arte Organaria e Organistica”, and of the Kunsthistorisches Institut of Florence for the project Die Kirchen von Siena. He is a member of the Artistic Commission of the Accademia di Musica Italiana per Organo of Pistoia. Furthermore, he is the Artistic Director of the Festival “Musica Senensis”.

A researcher of ancient music, he has published many scores with the publishing houses Armelin, Carrara and Eurarte. Cesare Mancini is also an honorary inspector for the Ministry of the Artistic Wealth as regards the ancient organs.