Gaetano Magarelli, graduated in Piano, Organ and Harpsichord performance from the Conservatories of Bari, Campobasso and Monopoli (Ba) with Maria L. Tutalo, Francesco Di Lernia and Marco Bisceglie and graduated cum laude in Music (Organ). He has studied Organ in the Music department of the Utrecht School of the Arts with Bernard Winsemius. He has a degree in Religious Studies from the Higher Institute of Religious Studies “Odegitria” of Bari.
In 2002 he won first prize in the International Organ Competition F. D’Onofrio in Carunchio (Chieti). He has worked with the National Federation of Italian Regional Choral, as organist and continuo player, for the tour of the Italian Youth Choir directed by Filippo M. Bressan and Nicola Conci.
In addition to his concert activities he devotes his time to research in Musicology; he has edited the critical edition of Passio D.N.I.C secundum loannem composed in 1816 by clergyman and musician Vito Antonio Cozzoli (1777-1817), an unknown pearl of the Neapolitan School, which is fully included in the review of the homonymous compositions by Gaetano Veneziano, Alessandro Scarlatti, Francesco Feo, Giovanni Paisiello, Fedele Fenaroli. In collaboration with prof. Giovanni A. del Vescovo published some essays on the organ-building art of the Neapolitan school also dedicating himself to the analysis of the musical liturgical codes of the Apulian archives.
He has recorded several CD (Bottega Discantica, Digression Music, Fe.N.I.A.R.Co.) as a soloist and with vocal and instrumental groups; within the record production particularly interesting is the engraving of the Passio by Cozzoli with historical instruments and the two CDs made in collaboration with Francesco Di Lernia for the enhancement of the Neapolitan organ building in Puglia.
He is Organist and Choirmaster in the Cathedral of Molfetta (Ba) and he is also member of the Diocesan Committee of Religious Art (Historic Organs).