From the very beginning of her career in Rome in the eighties, Livia Mazzanti has revealed a wide range of interpretation, playing rarely executed organ compositions and choosing to offer possible affinities between different periods and styles in her concert programs.
With a degree in piano, organ and organ composition, her meeting with composers like Giacinto Scelsi and, later, with Jean Guillou proved decisive; she went on to continue her studies with the latter in France.
In 1985, she received the Special Jury Prize at the International Organ Competition in Rome, and when she was awarded a grant from the French government in 1988, she settled in Paris where, the following year, she was conferred with the Unanimité du Jury, the Diplôme de Concert of the Schola Cantorum.
Since then she has pursued her career both in Italy and France, while her concerts have led her to appear in most of the European countries (Bath International Music Festival, Europalia Arts Festival/Bruxelles, Festival d’Orgue de Saint-Eustache/Paris, Berliner Philharmonie…), the United States and the Middle East.
She is responsible for the ideation and artistic direction of MUSICOMETA, the festival for famous international soloists that has been held in Rome since 1995. She has also collaborated musically with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rome.
She is the only foreign musician in France who is listed in the organ collections of RCA Victor/BMG France, and her recordings have been critically acclaimed by such magazines as Diapason, Répertoire, and Organist’s Review.
Livia Mazzanti has also recorded for Fonè and participated in the recording of the complete organ works of J. Guillou for Philips/Universal. She has recently rediscovered the complete works of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco, recording them for the first time in the world on the organ of the Tonhalle of Zurich for the AEOLUS label. In 2011 she held her first organ performance at the Berlin Philharmonie.