'Luca Massaglia est un organiste de premier plan. C'est un interprète intelligent et sensible. Les récitals qu'il a donné au Grand-Orgue de la Cathédrale de Nantes l'ont pleinement prouvé.
Personellement, je garde la meilleure impression de son interprétation de ma 'Suite Modale'.
Nul doute qu'un brillant avenir l'attend...'
('Luca Massaglia is a leading organist. He is an intelligent and sensitive interpreter. This has been fully proven by the recitals he gave at the Great Organ of Nantes Cathedral.
Personally, I keep the best impression of his interpretation of my 'Suite Modale'.
No doubt a bright future awaits him...')
concert organist, composer, titular organist of the Great Organ of Nantes Cathedral
February 2010, Nantes (France)
'Luca Massaglia est un excellent organiste possédant un grand talent qu'il met au service d'un répertoire très éclectique'
('Luca Massaglia is an excellent organist, he displays a great talent that he puts at the service of performing a markedly eclectic repertoire')
concert organist, co-titular organist of the Great Organ of Nantes Cathedral, Professor of Organ at 'École Nationale de Musique de St-Nazaire'
February 2010, Nantes (France)
'I am glad for having been introduced to such a talented and high-professional musician as Luca Massaglia.
His interpretations of J. S. Bach, M. Reger, O. Messiaen, A. Pärt and other composers are remarkable for the exact choice of performing means, depth and good taste.
Luca Massaglia shows a surprising rapidity in mastering new pieces(including mine) and authors .
His interest towards such different styles and the understanding of them (see his YouTube channel) is a reason for a great deal of respect for him.
In my opinion, Luca Massaglia is a welcome guest for a discerning music audience'
Ukrainian composer, Senior Teacher in Composition at the 'Tchaikovsky' National Academy of Music and the Institute of Music of Kiev, Ph. D.
March 2011, Kiev (Ukraine)
'Luca Massaglia's organ playing is excellent in the different styles of music. I recommend his musicianship wholeheartedly'
Emma Lou Diemer
composer, concert organist, Professor Emeritus in Composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, U.S.A.
October 2011, Santa Barbara (California, U.S.A.)
'Luca Massaglia è un musicista di grande talento, un vanto per l'Italia, di cui, attraverso i suoi concerti, porta testimonianza della gloriosa e millenaria cultura'
composer, concert organist, choir director, conductor
November 2011, Bologna (Italy)
'Thank you very much for a superb recital: it was an interesting and varied programme which showed many facets of the Tickell instrument. It was fascinating for me to listen to the instrument played in this way'
organist and Director of Music at St. Laurence's Parish Church in Upminster, London
October 2012, London
'Many thanks for your concert. It was really fine and our public enjoyed it'
concert organist, organist at St. Sophia Cathedral in Polotsk, Belarus
November 2012, Polotsk (Belarus)
'You were born to play Bach'
concert pianist, musicologist
October 2013, "Harvard" University in Cambridge (Massachusetts, U.S.A.)
'Ti scrivo per dirti che ho ascoltato alcune tue incisioni su YouTube e mi sono piaciute molto! Da esse traspare una concezione unitaria dell'organo, estremamente meditata e seria, ascetica... un organo mistico... aspetto imprescindibile che fin dalla mia gioventù ha costituito IL motivo per cui ho deciso di studiare questo strumento. Quindi non posso che farti i miei complimenti più spontanei e sinceri. "L'organo mistico" è anche una scelta coraggiosa, in una società raramente educata al corretto ascolto, anche se, a mio avviso, ai più basterebbe un po' di sensibilità per comprendere anche senza particolari studi dove risiede la vera qualità'
January 2014, Turin (Italy)
'Luca Massaglia's interpretations are characterized by intelligence and a sensitivity that creates a warm relationship with the listener. I note especially his sense of elegant registrations'
January 2014, Stockholm (Sweden)
'I just love your way of playing! Congratulations!'
composer, organist, choir director
April 2015, Lund (Sweden)
'Thank you for your amazing concerts! We would be glad to listen to you again!'
concert organist, organist of the Organ Hall of the Regional Philharmonic Society in Krasnoyarsk
April 2016, Krasnoyarsk (Russia)
'Il Maestro Luca Massaglia è un "Monstrum" (nel senso frescobaldiano) sia per la vasta letteratura che suona che per le mirabolanti tournée alla Marco Polo in plaghe lontanissime'
('Maestro Luca Massaglia is a "Monstrum" [in the Frescobaldian sense of the word], both for the vast literature that he plays and for the extraordinary concert tours a la Marco Polo in faraway lands')
harpsichordist, organist, musicologist, conductor, former Kappelmeister of the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna, member of the Royal Philharmonic Academy in Bologna
September 2016, Fumane (Verona, Italy)
'You are a marvellous performer!'
organist, composer, Adjunct Professor in Organ and Sacred Music at "Duquesne" University in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.), Professor in Music Theory at West Virginia University in Morgantown (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
September 2016, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)
'You let the organ truly breath as it should. Wonderful affinity with Reger!' (regarding the performance of the "Te Deum", op. 59/12 by Max Reger, live in concert at Nantes Cathedral)
concert organist, pianist, Professor of Music Theory and Improvisation at the "Codarts hogeschool voor de kunsten" (University of Arts) in Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
December 2016, Rotterdam (The Netherlands)