Nicola Reniero is a musician (organist and harpsichordist) with a very strong musical personality.
He mostly dedicates his life to the execution and the study of the 16th, 17th and 18th century music, especially Italian.
During his career, he has played in many concerts in Italy and abroad (Europe, U.S.A., South America, Japan) both as soloist and figured bass player to orchestras, chamber ensembles and vocal groups (L’Arte dell’Arco, I Solisti Filarmonci Italiani, I Virtuosi Italiani, Philarmonische Camerata Berlin, Accademia d’Arcadia, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico di Vicenza, Alessandro Stradella Consort, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Reale Corte Armonica Caterina Cornaro, Orchestra d’Archi Italiana, I Madrigalisti Ambrosiani, I Cantori di Santomio, and many others), as well as conductor in several vocal-orchestral groups, or directed by prestigious conductors and soloists (C. Hogwood, G. Leonhardt, M. Radulescu, R. Clemencic, S. Vartolo, C. Miatello, M. Stockausen, M. Brunello, C. Desderi, P. Wispelwey and M. Maisky).
He has also played in television and radio concerts.
With the group “L’Arte dell’Arco” (of which he was one of the founders) he had developed a remarkable activity of recording (Dynamic, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, CPO, ASV) and concerts until 2007, mostly dedicated to unknown music. With the same group he engaged to the complete recording of Tartini’s violin concertos and he recorded a CD of Vivaldi’s music under the direction of C. Hogwood. He has recorded, about 90 cds, also for Denon, Gaudeamus, Velut Luna, Pavane, Nuova Era, King, Brilliant, Tactus, Altus,e Musicaimmagine Records trademarks.
Moreover he deeply dedicates himself to the research and study of musical languages used between the 16th and the 17th century and this granted him invitations to attend conferences and conventions. With the colleagues G. Guglielmo, C. Lazari e F. Guglielmo he edited the critical edition of Tartini’s “Concerti op. 1”, and he also edited the new critical edition of the Corelli’s Concerti Grossi op. 6 (Carisch/Fondazione “Arcadia” editions of Milan).
He taught Figured Bass in the Academy “Scuola Musicale di Milano” from 1995 to 2002. He currently teaches Musical Theory, Analysis and Composition at Musical High School “A. Pigafetta” in Vicenza.
He is, moreover, author of compositions for organ, chorus, chamber ensembles and orchestra and he has realized several orchestral transcriptions and instrumentations.
With his work “Zwei Orgelstücke” he won, in 1996, the Organ Composition Competition of Varenna (Lecco – Italy).