Roberto Marini

The Italian organist Roberto Marini, internationally acclaimed, is regarded as a great musical virtuoso, deeply versed in the organ repertoire. He is considered by critics "one of the greatest organists of the present era" (Amadeus 2020).

Critics have defined him as: interpreter charismatic with formidable technical skills, supreme musical taste, romantic and passionate musician, master in the use of organ stops, a real natural talent, one of the most important interpreters of Max Reger.

Roberto Marini debuts very young playing the most famous compositions by J.S. Bach, becoming pupil in Rome of the world-famous Italian organist Fernando Germani. He scored full marks in his Diploma in Organ and Organ Composition, performing Reger’s Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme, Op. 73. In 1994 he received the prestigious ‘Premier prix de virtuosité d’orgue’ under Lionel Rogg at the Geneva Conservatory, Switzerland. In addition to his musical studies, Marini also has a degree in Law.

Winner of competitions, he characterizes his artistic career with the execution of the complete works of Reger and J.S. Bach. For years he has carried out an intense concert activity, with great success with critics and the public, which leads him to perform in the most important festivals in Italy and abroad.

His discography includes the complete organ works (17 CDs) of Max Reger (Brilliant Classics), a musical event that has earned him unanimous recognition from the press international and the complete organ works of R. Schumann and J. Brahms. He has also recorded a double CD for Brilliant Classics, dedicated to the Belgian composer Flor Peeters. For Fugatto records has  also recorded a CD containing own organ transcription of Liszt's Sonata in b min, and a DVD with the most important works of Liszt and Reubke.

He made recordings for Vatican Radio, for RAI-Italian Radio Television, German ARD, Spanish RTVE. His  recordings are regularly broadcast by Italian and foreign radios and in streaming.

Many important composers have dedicated organ works to him.

In 2023 he was awarded the "Tesori d'Abruzzo" award with the following motivation: "his talent makes an exceptional contribution to the promotion of Abruzzo in the international musical scene".

Roberto Marini is professor of organ at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, and professor of organ at the Conservatory of Music in Pescara, where he served for many years as vice-director. He is artistic director of the International Organ Festivals and he is member of the board of directors of the Italian Association Santa Cecilia; he is titular organist of Teramo Cathedral.