Maurizio Salerno, born in Milan, obtained his Organ and Organ Composition diploma at his hometown Conservatory, his Harpsichord diploma, with Ottavio Dantone, at the Lugano and Turin Conservatories and his Sacred Music diploma at Roma Conservatory.
He furthered his studies at the “Schola Cantorum” in Basel with Jean-Claude Zehnder; he studied afterwards with Andrea Marcon.
His intense soloist concert schedule has brought him throughout Italy and Europe, but he played also in the U.S., South America, Russia and Australia.
With violinist Stefano Montanari he founded the ensemble “L’Estravagante”, with whom he recorded works by Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Vivaldi and Bach. As a continuo player he collaborates with renowned European orchestras, such as the Orchestra Mozart (conducted by Claudio Abbado), the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana (Orchestra of Italian Switzerland) and I Barocchisti of RTSI (conducted by Diego Fasolis).
In February 2012 with the Orchestra “I Pomeriggi Musicali” conducted by Marco Guidarini, he premiered as soloist (with Maurizio Croci) the concert “I tempi di Dafne” for two harpsichords and orchestra by Carlo Galante.
With organist Edoardo Bellotti he has recorded a number of CDs with music for two organs for Amadeus magazine and Bottega Discantica.
He often holds courses at important Music Academies and Conservatories.
He is resident organist of the renowned Basilica di Santa Maria della Passione (Milan).
He currently teaches Organ and Organ Composition at Darfo Conservatory - Boario Terme.