Francesco Di Lernia (born in Foggia, Italy, 1962) studied organ in Italy (Foggia and Bologna) and in Germany at Lübeck Academy of Music from 1987 to 1992 with Martin Haselböck. At the conclusion of his studies he gained the organ concert diploma with distinction.
Active as concert performer, he has played in the most prestigious festivals and music centres of Europe, U.S. and Asia, as organist and with instrumental ensembles (Wiener Akademie, Jugendsymphonieorchester Europas, Athestis Consort, Wiener Philharmoniker, etc.) recording as well for various television and radio networks.
He edited the complete organ works of Johann Kaspar Kerll and Antonio Caldara for Universal Edition in Vienna. Professor for organ and composition at the Conservatory of Music “Umberto Giordano” in Foggia, he is invited to give master classes and conferences throughout Europe, U.S. and Asia specially on subjects concerning renaissance and baroque music from Italy and South of Germany. He has been a jury member for national and international organ competitions.
His CD recording are published by Tactus, Jubal Records, Novalis, Carus, Dynamic, E Lucevan Le Stelle, some of these awarded with international prizes (5 Diapason, Amadeus best cd of the month, Goldberg 5 stars, etc.).