Chicago native Sol Rizzato is known for integrating the science of organbuilding with the art of performance. In July of 2021, Sol appeared as a presenter of organ maintenance at the American Guild of Organists’ National Pipe Organ Encounter. Prior to their time at Muller, they worked at the Red River Pipe Organ Company in Norman, OK, and Messrs. Czelusniak et Dugal in Northampton, MA. Their work as an organ technician has taken them to nearly 550 instruments across 18 states and 9 countries. Sol continues to lead workshops on pipe organ maintenance at the state and national levels, and while in the Muller shop, they work with training new technicians in tuning and service techniques. Sol holds full, Regular membership in the American Institute of Organbuilders and the Colleague certification with the American Guild of Organists.

Sol currently serves as the Director of Worship and the Arts at Washington Avenue Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Elyria, Ohio. They recently completed a master’s degree in Organ Performance studying with Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music and their previous teachers include Dr. Adam Pajan, Dr. Melissa Plamann, and Dr. Damin Spritzer. Sol also holds a bachelor’s degree in Viola Performance from the University of Oklahoma where they studied with Dr. Mark Neumann. Due to their background as a violist, they have a particular love for orchestral transcriptions and the theatre organ.

In January of 2024, Sol began part-time coursework at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio towards a Master of Divinity degree. Sol continues to remain active as a professional violist and enjoys cooking, weightlifting, the sport of fencing, painting, and studying theology.