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Marco Zuccarini

Marco Zuccarini graduated from the State Conservatory of Milan majoring in piano and clarinet and continued studying at the Accademia Nazionale of S. Cecilia with Riccardo Brengola. In 1982 he was awarded the "Peterlongo" prize at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena. He has worked intensively as a chamber musician and has performed in many cities across Europe, participating in important festivals with well-known artists.

Since 1989 he has concentrated his career on conducting and has worked with celebrities such as Josè Carreras, Salvatore Accardo, Astor Piazzolla, Duo Gulli-Cav. In 1990 he established the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza and made the first modern recording of "Le nozze" by Baldassarre Galuppi. He has also recorded the IV concerto for piano by Beethoven with Maria Tipo for the Italian Radio and Television (RAI). In 1996 he recorded a concert in Naples in memory of Padre Pio with Milva, which was televised on RAIUNO. It included the first Italian performance of Alleluia by Sergio Rendine. In Milan he conducted the premiere of the ballet "Der Demon" by Paul Hindemith involving the principal solo ballet dancers of the Teatro alla Scala. He has also made recordings for Bongiovanni and Music and Arts (Harmonia Mundi).

He worked as the Resident Conductor for the Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese from 1992 to 2000 and in 1998 he was invited in Australia to conduct the Australian Youth Orchestra to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Australian National Music Camp (the concerts were recorded for the A.B.C.). During that tour he also conducted the West Australian Symphony Orchestra in Perth. His tour was so successful  and he is regularly invited to run a series of master classes at the University of Melbourne and to conduct the symphonic orchestras of Melbourne, Orchestra Victoria,Adelaide, Tasmania and West Australian.. Marco Zuccarini has also performed in Latin America, where he was invited to conduct the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bogotà in 2000.
 In May 2002 he makes his debut with the Auckland Philarmonia ( New Zealand) and he will be back in September 2003 for two programs.In August 2002 he conducted a concert for the 50th Lubljana Festival with Maxence Larrieu and the Acùcademia I Filarmonci di Verona live broadcasted by the Slovenian National Radio. In January 2003 he conducted in Teatro di Cagliari the world Premiere of “ Notti Sylvane” by Sylvano Bussotti and in October 2003 he conducted in the Sydney Opera House with six performances of “ Madama Butterfly” by Puccini.


 In 2005 he made his debut with Philarmonia Enescu in Bucarest and recorded with Teatro Bellini in Catania a dvd of “La Serva Padrona “ by Paisiello ( first world-wide recording on dvd) for Fabula Classica.

In 2007 had his debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo.
In October 2009 he conducted in Lecce, Carlo Grante as soloist, the world premiere of “ Concerto Italiano” composed by Roman Vlad and in 2012 recorded live for Tactus the Italian premiere of violin concerto by E.Wolf Ferrari with Laura Marzadori

From 2008 he teaches chamber music in Turin Conservatoire and from November 2015 is appointed as Director of this Conservatorire.

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