Olga Laudonia


Organist and musicologist, Olga Laudonia is a professor of History of Music at the Cosenza Conservatory of Music. A student of Vincenzo De Gregorio, Wijnand van de Pol and Roberto Marini, she has completed her musical studies at the Conservatories of Naples and Perugia, where she earned no less than five diplomas, and at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, where she obtained, with highest honors, the Post-Master’s Specialized Course in Organ. 

For about twenty years she has been performing as a solist in Italy and abroad in prestigious venues such as: Catedral de Malaga, Catedral de Cadiz, Sala Scarlatti in Naples, Academic Hall of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome, Real Basílica de Nossa Senhora e de Santo António in Mafra (where she gave a concert for six organs as part of the Festival Internacional de Órgão). 

She graduated with a degree in Modern Literature from the University of Naples Federico II, she earned at the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music in Rome her PhD in Applied Musicology (summa cum laude). She is member of the Scientific Committee of the Quaderni del Conservatorio di Cagliari and Coordinator of the Cosenza Conservatory Magazine. 

As executive editor of the series Unpublished Naples for the publishing house PVH (Switzerland), she has edited more than forty critical editions of unpublished works from the Neapolitan school. She has published, as author of essays, monographs, prefaces, editorships and reviews, for: Di Mauro, Momenti, GDE, Ledizioni, Armelin, Turchini Edizioni, Associazione culturale Giuseppe Serassi Institute for Musicological Research, Accademia Organistica Campana and Società italiana di Musicologia.