Born in 1978 in Teggiano (SA), Italy, Michele Savino had a classical education and studied organ and composition at the State Conservatory “D. Cimarosa” in Avelllino, from which he graduated in 2003 with distinction. Attracted by the historical organs of his home region South Italy (Neapolitan School) and the philological performance style, Savino deepened his understanding of Baroque music. While focusing on the interpretation of Early Music during his studies in Italy, Savino’s further interests took him in 2005 to the University of Music Freiburg, Germany, where he got to know the organ repertory of the Romantic and Late Romantic period. After obtaining his diploma as “concert organist” with Prof. Klemens Schnorr in 2007, Savino continued to study, completing his bachelor’s degree in “church music” in 2010 at the University of Music Freiburg. Employed as a church musician in Kerpen-Sindorf near Cologne, Savino, supported by his mentors Prof. Reiner Schuhenn and Otto Maria Kraemer, pursued studies in church music on master level at the University of Music and Dance Cologne, particularly focusing on organ improvisation. He finished his studies in February 2018, performing a final recital with improvisations in various styles.
Savino intensified his studies by taking master classes with Paolo Crivellaro, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Jean Boyer, Johann Laukvik, Ludger Lohmann and Ton Koopmann.
He won third prize in the 2007 national competition “Città di Viterbo” in Italy.
Since 2006, Savino has been working as a church musician at various churches in Baden-Wuerttemberg (St. Bonifatius, Emmendingen, St. Johannes, Emmendingen, St. Martin, Freiburg) and in North Rhine-Westphalia (St. Maria Königin, Kerpen-Sindorf, St. Cyriakus, Kerpen-Goetzenkirchen). In February 2017, Michele Savino left North Rhine-Westphalia to accept a new position as a church musician in Endingen, a parish near Freiburg. He takes part in the managing committee of "Musiforum Kaiserstuhl", organising organ concerts in the Kaiserstuhl region.
In addition to his performances as soloist, Michele Savino also participates in different projects with singers and instrumentalists, choirs and orchestras. He regularly performs as a concert organist at national and international organ festivals.