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Emanuele Cardi is organist and choirmaster at the Ghilardi organ (1996) and Carli organ (2004) of St. Maria della Speranza’s church and Sanctuary in Battipaglia (Italy). Dr. Cardi received his diploma with full marks and honours in Organ Performance and Organ Composition with Wijnand van de Pol. He obtained also the “Academic Degree in Organ Performance” always with full marks and honours. He got also diplomas in Harpsichord, Piano and Choir conducting. Interested in the restoration of ancient organs, he has been specifically studying 16th- and 17th-century neapolitan organ-building and music for many years. He has written several articles for music & journals, participated in conferences and served as a consultant in the restoration of historical organs and building of new ones. He teaches summer courses and master classes and is often a jury member in international organ competitions. As an organist, he has concertized in all the European countries, Russia, United States, Brazil and Uruguay, playing some of the most famous organs among which St. Thomas in New York, cathedrals of Passau, Friburg, Losanne, London, Bruxelles, Turku, Lund, St. Francisco and others. He has recorded CDs for “La Bottega Discantica” (Italy), “Priory Records” (England), Arcana (France) and Brilliant Classics (Holland). He teaches Organ and Organ Composition at the Statal Music Conservatory in Cosenza. Since 2012 Dr. Cardi is member of Centro di Musica Antica Pietà de’Turchini’s artistic board.