Ai Yoshida

 

 

Lives in Italy and plays in concerts as a soloist in several International Organ Festivals in Europe, the USA and Japan.

She also performs chamber music and collaborates with several orchestras and choirs.

 

Ai Yoshida was born in Tokyo and, after getting an organ diploma, specialized in organ music at Musikhochschule Lübeck in Germany obtaining diplomas in sacred music and as a soloist with the highest distinction.

 

She has studied organ with T. Fujieda, M. Haselböck, and L. Ghielmi and has attended numerous courses with European interpreters.

 

She is a prizewinner at the international organ competitions of Maastricht-1996 (Holland) and Lausanne-2002(Switzerland) and was the titular organist at “Morioka Civic Cultural Hall” in Japan from 2002 to 2006.

 

The CD “J.S. Bach e l’Italia” (2010 Waon records-A.Zeni organ) received several awards by music critics.

  

 

 

 

 

Alex Gai

 

 

After obtaining a diploma in organ with full marks in Padua, he specialized in baroque music at Accademia Internazionale della Musica in Milan.

He studied with R. Livieri, L. Ghielmi and P. Marisaldi.

 

He was a prizewinner at the “G.Giarda Prize” in Rome and won the third prize at the Vth "Concorso internazionale organistico Gaetano Callido" in Borca di Cadore.

 

Alex Gai performs in concerts in Italy and other European countries as well as in Japan. From 1992 to 2005 he was an organist at Chiesa Arcipretale of Cordignano (TV), his hometown.

 

His passion for the organ led him to study in depth the construction aspects of this instrument and since 2004 he has been working at the organ factory “Andrea Zeni in Tesero.