Riccardo Cossi (1978) was born in Trieste, where he studied piano, organ and organ composition, harpsichord and conducting at the “Giuseppe Tartini” Conservatoire.
He then attended organ and chamber music masterclasses with Paolo Crivellaro, Andrea Macinanti, Ferruccio Bartoletti, and many more. Riccardo performs regularly throughout Europe as organist, pianist, conductor and in chamber music. He appears in musical festivals in Italy and abroad, most recently in Austria (Wien), England (Queen's College – Oxford), Luxemburg (Notre Dame Cathedral), Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia and Romania (Bucharest - Opera Theater).
He gave various premiere performances in Italy of many lesser known organ works.
Recordings of Riccardo’s organ playing and conducting are available from Rainbow Records.
As well as promoting the repertoire, Riccardo is keen to raise an awareness of organ building and the study of historical treaties, and, in 2013, he has founded the Accademia Organistica Tergestina, where he is Artistic Director and where he teaches organ, improvisation, piano and music theory.
Riccardo conducts the Trieste University Choir, the male choir “Alabarda” and the “Diapason” choir and orchestra, which he founded in 2007.
He is currently the “titulaire” organist of the Cappella Civica and of the San Giusto Cathedral in Trieste.