Edoardo Valorz

harpischord, organ

Edoardo Valorz is a harpsichordist and organist born in Italy. He studied organ with the Dutch-born organist Wijnand van de Pol, who was naturalized to become an Italian. After grammar school, Edoardo took musicological courses and studied harpsichord with Patrizia Marisaldi in Vicenza (BA). He received the BA and MA degrees at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, as a student of Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot for harpsichord, and of Patrick Ayrton for basso continuo.

As a soloist and continuo player he has performed, on organ and on harpsichord, at various early music festivals (including Utrecht Early Music and Seoul Early Music Festival, Itineraire Baroque, Antiqua Festival), and with orchestras and ensembles, such as Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra , PRJCT Amsterdam, Musica Temprana Dutch Baroque, Symphonie Atlantique, Northern Consort, Amsterdam Consort, Residentie Bach Ensemble and others.

He has played under the direction of conductors such as Ton Koopman, Christopher Hogwood, Bart Kuijken, Peter van Heygen and Alfredo Bernardini. He is co-founder of the Florens Ensemble on period instruments.

He is currently a PhD candidate at Leiden University and the Orpheus Institute Ghent, and is a professor of harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has made CD recordings for Audioguy (KR) and SONY Classic (NL).