XIX Competition



Marco Zuccarini

Marco Zuccarini

He graduated from the Conservatoire G. Verdi in Milan on piano and clarinet and continued his postgraduate studies in chamber music at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia with maestro Brengola. In 1982 he was awarded two Diplomas by the Accademia Chigiana di Siena. Marco Zuccarini has performed as a chamber musician in numerous European cities and major festivals collaborating with renowned artists.

Since 1989, he has devoted his career to conducting, which has led him to work with the majority of Italian orchestras and with soloists such as José Carreras, Salvatore Accardo, Astor Piazzolla, Duo Gulli-Cavallo, Joaquín Achúcarro, Michele Campanella, Boris Petrushansky, Pierre Amoyal, Giuliano Carmignola, Cecilia Gasdia, Alexander Lonquich, Benedetto Lupo, Pietro de Maria, François-Joel Thiollier and Boris Belkin.

In 1990, he founded the Orchestra of the Olympic Theater of Vicenza, with which he made the first modern recording of "Le Nozze" by B. Galuppi and recorded for RAI with María Tipo Beethoven’s piano concertos No. 1 and 4. From 1992 to 2000, he was Resident Director of the Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra and chamber music professor at the conservatory in L'Aquila. In 2003 he conducted in Cagliari the absolute premiere of "Notti Sylvane" by Sylvano Bussotti; In Catania he has conducted the Bellini Theater Orchestra and inaugurated the Sangiorgi Theater with "La Serva Padrona" by Paisiello, recording a DVD for the label Fabula Classica. He has also directed the Orchestra della Scala, the Sicilian Symphony in Palermom and in Lecce, he conducted Carlo Grante in the world-wide premiere of the Italian Concert of Roman Vlad.

In 1998, he was invited to direct the Australian Youth Orchestra for the 50th anniversary of the Australian National Musical Camp and the Western Australia Symphony Orchestra in Perth. After the success of this tour, he was invited to give master classes at the University of Melbourne and, the following season, to conduct the symphony orchestras of Melbourne, Adelaida, Western Australia and Tasmania. In Australia he also directed Madame Butterfly at the Sydney Opera House.

Marco Zuccarini has also debuted in Colombia (Filarmónica de Bogotá), Romania (Philharmonia Enescu), and Slovenia (Verona Philharmonic Academy, within the 50th Ljubljana Festival with Maxence Larrieu). He joined the "G. Verdi" Conservatory in Turin in 2008 as chamber music professor and since 2015 he serves as Principal.


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