Ugo Sforza, organ
Born in Bari in 1982, Ugo Sforza has won prizes as an organ player since youth. He was awarded the 6th annual Italian “Goffredo Giarda” organ prize by the President of the Republic in 2004—in addition to a public favorite prize.
He graduated summa cum laude in Organ and Organ Composition (2003), and in Piano (2010) from the Academy of Music “N. Piccinni” in Bari, studying with G. Salvatori and F. Balducci. He continued his studies at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität under Prof. Brett Leighton: earning a Master of Arts in Organ, with a thesis on the preservation and protection of old keyboard instruments in top European musical museums. In 2011 he completed a Science of Cultural Heritage degree from the University "Aldo Moro" in Bari.
His discography includes sacred music of the Italian composer Ottavio de Lillo (Foundation “San Nicola e Santi Medici” - Bari, 2005) and organ favourites by J. S. Bach, F. Schubert, C. Franck, M. E. Bossi for Weinberg Records (CD Orgelmusik aus der Elisabethinenkirche - Linz, 2013).
Currently, Mr. Sforza performs recitals at prestigious international concert series, organ festivals and tournaments in Europe and in the US. Since 2003, he has performed duo concerts with the great Italian soprano Annalisa Carbonara. Mr. Sforza composes orchestral and vocal scores for her voice. A
Among his symphonic organ solo and chamber music work are Organum Vox Dei Op.3 and Fantasy on Veni Creator Spiritus Op. 7.
CSM Sunday 4 PM Concert FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
There are no ID requirements for the concert series.
The concert space is quite acoustically live and open, so it's important to keep audience noise to a minimum to allow everyone to enjoy the music fully.
Children who are able to be quiet for the duration of a 45-to-50-minute musical performance are welcome.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption is located on Gough and Geary Streets. The 38 Geary bus stops nearby, There is also a parking lot.
What can I bring into the event?
The performance takes place inside our sanctuary space, so please don't bring in anything to eat or drink.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The Cathedral Music Department can answer your questions at (415) 567-2020 x 213 from Tuesday through Saturday, between 10 am and 2 pm; and Sunday afternoons between 12:30 and 3 pm.
What's the refund policy?
Donation tickets obtained through Eventbrite can be refunded up to a day before the concert.