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A Touch of Papal Splendour

Juan Paradell Sole (Organist at the Sistine Chapel)

Juan Paradell Solé is the titular organist of the Sistine Pontifical Chapel Choir and as such performs regularly at the liturgical celebrations conducted by the Pope at St Peter’s Basilica. He is also first organist of the Pontifical Basilica of St Mary Major. He holds the positions of professor of organ and Gregorian chant at the ‘L. Refice’ Music Conservatory in Frosinone, and he is honorary president of both the Association ‘Settembre Organistico Fabrianese’ and of the Association Les Amis de l'Orgue Merklin d'Obernai’ (Alsace).

Born in Igualada (Barcelona), Spain, Solé studied organ with Professor Montserrat Torrrent at the Barcelona Music Conservatory. In 1973 he moved to Rome to follow organ studies and composition with Professor Monsignor V. Miserachs. Following his graduation in Rome he spent three years of specialization in Germany with Professor Gűnther Kaunzinger. His busy concert schedule takes him throughout Europe, Russia, Syria, U.S.A, South America, participating in major international organ festivals.

He has recorded for Italian national radio and television,Vatican radio, German Radio of Berlin, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Radio S. Paulo of Brazil and Catalunya Music. Along with the “Polifonisti Romani” choir he has made two CDs of the music of  L. Perosi and V. Miserachs. He has also recorded a duet organ CD under the French label Pamina, other  and has made several several CDs and DVDs with the Sistine Chapel Choir.


J.S. Bach (1685-1750)

Concerto in G (Prince Ernst von Saxe-Weimar), BWV 592

1. (Allegro)

2. Grave

3. Presto

Passacaglia and Fugue, BWV 582

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

Largo in E minor (transcribed by Bengt Berg)

Jesús Guridi (1886-1961)

Canción y danza

Flor Peeters (1903-1986)

Adagio, from Suite Modale op. 43

Noel Rawsthorne (1929-)

Hornpipe humoresque

Alessandro Poli (1932-2014)

Scherzo Pifferata

Bernat Juliá (1922-2013)


Melodía gótica


Performer photo
Juan Paradell Sole