On April 29th, Maestro Liuwe Tamminga – one of the greatest interpreters of early music in the world – passed away. A great loss for Genus Bononiae, where he was Artistic Director of San Colombano and Curator the Tagliavini Collection of historical musical instruments, a role he inherited from Maestro Luigi Tagliavini.
«We will remember him for his deep dedication to the Tagliavini Collection, a heritage that is unique in the world. He always worked with dedication to keep the Collection “alive” by opening it to the students of the conservatory and to musicians from all over the world. We’re going to miss his competence, his passion for music and his reserved but affable character», with these words Fabio Roversi-Monaco, President of Genus Bononiae, remembers him.
Maestro Liuwe Tamminga was born in 1953 in Hemelum, Holland. He got his diploma at the Groningen Conservatory in 1977, then he completed his training in Paris and in Italy, under the guidance of Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, with whom since 1982 he was titular organist of the Basilica of San Petronio. In May 2020 he held his last impressive concert in the empty Basilica, playing a repertoire of Reinassance music dedicate to the victims of Covid. The concert is still visible on www.piattaformaventiventi.genusbononiae.it and on the social channels of Genus.
His concert and discographic activity, recognized and appreciated all over the world and which earned him international acclaim and recognition, has contributed decisively to the enhancement and rediscovery of Renaissance and Baroque organ and harpsichord music.
The chapel of rest of Maestro Tamminga will be set up at the Certosa monumental cemetery on Friday, May 7th from 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm, while the funeral will be celebrated at 2:00 pm in the Basilica of San Petronio, where the Maestro was titular organist. Burial will follow in the Certosa cemetery.
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