Born in Florence in 1981, Simone Stella has been a pupil of harpsichordist Francesco Cera. He also studied organ with Mariella Mochi and Alessandro Albenga and organ improvisation with Fausto Caporali and Stefano Rattini. He has attended many courses and seminars held by international acclaimed artists, including Ton Koopman, Matteo Imbruno, Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Luca Scandali, Giancarlo Parodi, Stefano Innocenti, Klemens Schnorr, Ludger Lohmann, Michel Bouvard, Monika Henking and Guy Bovet.
Simone Stella is the winner of the 2nd and 3rd “Alessandro Esposito” Youth Organ Competition held in Lucca (2004-05), and the 1st “Agati-Tronci” International Organ Competition held in Pistoia (2008).
He has performed as soloist and in chamber groups in Italy, Spain, The Netherlands, USA and Brazil. His repertoire is devoted principally to the music for organ and harpsichord of the Renaissance and Baroque eras. A particularly interesting project was his live performance (2009-10) of the complete organ works by Dieterich Buxtehude in the historical Church of Orsanmichele in Florence.
Actually Stella is titular organist at the historical organs of the churches of SS. Annunziata and Badia Fiorentina in Florence.
Simone Stella is considered one of the foremost keyboard players of today. He has a monumental discography to his name, including the complete keyboard works by Buxtehude, Walther, Froberger, Reincken, Böhm, Pachelbel, Zachow, Cherubini and Rameau, most of them published by the label Brilliant Classics.