Maurizio Fornero graduated in Organ, Composition, Piano and Harpsichord at Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Turin. He obtained the Master Degree cum laude in Harpsichord and Historical Keyboards at Conservatorio “A. Vivaldi” in Alessandria.
He has been performing at national and international level from a very young age and he was the only Italian musician to reach the finals of the European Organ Festival in Bolton (Great Britain).
Over the years, Maurizio Fornero has been perfecting Early Music repertoire execution according to traditional standards; his soloist and ensemble exhibitions include Via stellae in Santiago de Compostela, Bruge Mafestival, The Hague and Utrecht International festivals, L’altro suono-Unione Musicale in Torino, Festival Monteverdiano in Cremona, Festival Mito, Bologna Festival, Froville, Elbphilarmonie Hamburg, Musikfestspiele Dresden, Philamonie Berlin, Pris Salle Gaveau, Beijing Concert Hall Forbidden City, Wuhan Qintai Concert Hall.
He has ongoing collaborations as harpsichordist with the violinist Amandine Bayer and Gli Ingogniti, the soprano Someno Kermes, the violinist Enrico Casazza, Magnifica Comunità and I Musici di Santa Pelagia, playing in several festivals in Europe and Asia. Critics defined him “an eclectic and elegant interpreter of Baroque Music”, thanks to his refined soloist performance. He took part in live broadcasts on national (Rai Radio 3, Rai filodiffusione) and international (Radio3 Belgium, Radio Classica Spain) radios. He works as organist and harpsichordist with Rai Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale and Teatro Regio in Turin.
His experience with Maestro Bruno Casoni and Maestro Claudio Marino led him to establish Mondovì Children Choir (LINK VUOTO ALLA PAGINA CORO VOCI BIANCHE SCUOLA MUSICA), with distinguished exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Maurioz Fornero recorded various CDs of XVI, XVII and XVIII Century composers with Stradivarius, Opus 111, Niccolò, Syrius, Elegia, Urania, Passacaille, CPO, Sony International. Founder of the instrumental ensemble I Musici di Santa Pelagia, he co-produced Alessandro Scarlatti’s Messa per il SS. Natale with the vocal ensemble Festina Lente (Rome), Stradella’s Oratorio di Santa Pelagia (Stradivarius), G:F: Haendel’s compositions for organ (Elegia Records) and lately Carlo Graziani’s concerts for cello and orchestra and sonatas for cello and harpsichord (Urania and Passacaille), particularly appreciated by the public and critics for the re-discovery of music and authors of great artistic value. Review of his work has been published by specialised press (Orfeo, Amadeus, Classic Voice, etc) and international newspapers (La Stampa, La Repubblica, Frankfurter Allgemaine, etc).
He has been designated as expert in the Commission researching musical activities by Piemonte regional government and he is presently member of Intrecci Barocchi, a project sustained by Piemonte regional government aiming at offering high standard musical events sharing artistic and logistic competencies.
Mauricio Fornero taught Theory and Practice of Basso Continuo at Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Turin from 2005 to 2017 and he is currently Director of Mondovì municipal School of Music and Managing Director of the Foundation Academia Montis Regalis.