Hailed as "Australia's Wunderkind Organist" by ABC TV, Alessandro Pittorino is increasingly becoming one of the most exciting, invigorating, and innovative young organists in the world today. 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.
In three 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 recent performance highlights include The Resonant Bodies Festival at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia in September of 2018. During the last year he was Organist and Director of Music Ministry at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on the Upper West Side where, in under 8 months, he over saw he development of a new concert series spanning 55 performances, with 200 performers, across a wide range of artistic disciplines. 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.