Dr. Ing. Luigi Bellofatto, trained as pianist and cellist and he is organist in Bovisio Masciago (Italy); he has written articles on A.W. Thayer for the Beethoven Haus in Bonn, the American Beethoven Society, the France Beethoven Association, the Harvard Magazine and other journals. He is now considered to be one of the leading authorities on A.W. Thayer. Dr. Bellofatto works as an Engineering Project Manager in Milan.