Michele Marco Rossi was born in Rome in 1989. He first studied the cello with Adriano Ancarani, then later with Maurizio Gambini at the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia in Rome and with Nadia Rossetti in Perugia. He also attended summer courses held by the Duo Pepicelli over several years, developing his playing under the guidance of cellist Francesco Pepicelli and the Duo. Awarded his Diploma in Perugia with the highest honours, he continued his musical education by attending courses held by the Quartetto di Cremona at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona, by the Trio di Trieste at the International Chamber Music Academy under the guidance of Renato Zanettovich, Dario de Rosa and Maureen Jones, with Gunther Pichler (Alban Berg Quartet) at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, and at the Fiesole School of Music under the guidance of the Trio di Parma and Andrea Lucchesini. He has attended master classes by cellists such as Enrico Dindo and Umberto Clerici, and explored the Baroque repertoire on original instruments with Gaetano Nasillo. After winning a place in the Master’s course at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, he graduated from the class of Giovanni Sollima with the highest honours. He has performed at numerous music festivals, playing in a variety of chamber and instrumental ensembles at events such as the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, the Ravello Festival, the Sagra Musicale Umbra, the Emilia Romagna Festival, Amici della Musica in Syracuse, the Philharmonic Laudamo Messina, the Quirinale Concerts broadcast live across Europe from the Italian Presidential Palace by Rai Radio 3, and has collaborated with orchestras and artists including I Solisti di Perugia, I Solisti Aquilani, the Nuova Orchestra da Camera of Perugia, Giovanni Sollima, Cristiano Rossi, Krszystof Penderecki, Klaus Huber, Salvatore Sciarrino, the Quartetto Prometeo, Francesco Dillon, Salvatore Accardo, Ramin Bahrami, Giuseppe Albanese, and Bruno Canino. Furthermore, he has dedicated himself to the study of other musical disciplines, collaborating with Oscar winners Luis Bacalov and Ennio Morricone, and since 2010 has toured with Nicola Piovani playing cello and guitar in his Quintet in Italy and abroad. He began studying composition with Edgar Alandia while also dedicating himself to the performance of contemporary music. Winner of the ›Premio Novecento‹ at the XVIII edition of the Luigi Nono International Competition, he has studied with Daniel Roccato and Francesco Dillon, and performed in Italy and abroad both as a soloist (Musica Insieme Panicale, Concert Society of La Spezia, London Ear Festival, Firenze Suona Contemporanea and Villa Romana in Florence, Associazione Filarmonica Umbra, the Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica) and in chamber ensembles (Flame Ensemble, PMCE – the Rome Auditorium Contemporary Music Ensemble, Ensemble Novecento, Contempoart Ensemble), playing historic twentieth century works and premiering new music and works dedicated to him. Since 2014 he has also been a member of the ›I Solisti Aquilani‹ string orchestra, with whom he maintains an intense programme of concert appearances. He plays a cello built by E. A. Homolka in 1845.
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