Marco Sanna, started his piano studies at the age of five in his native Cagliari, Sardinia, continuing with Angela Tangianu at the Cagliari Conservatory of music where he received his diploma in pianoforte at a very young age. Marco met Fabio Bidini, Italian concert pianist, in Cagliari at a master class where his talent was noted. Marco followed Bidini to Berlin attending the ‘Hanns Eisler’ Academy pursuing his pianistic career and receiving a Bachelor of Music with a major in piano under the tutorship of the pianist. He then moved to Cologne attending the ‘Hochschule für Musik” where he was awarded a master in piano performance again under the tutorship of Fabio Bidini.
Marco has already made a name for himself by playing both as a soloist and also in chamber ensembles in Italy, Germany, Sweden, USA, Switzerland, Spain, France, Hungary and Belgium, in important concert Halls as Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal Berlin, Konzerthaus Berlin and many others.
Marco is now particularly active as a chamber music pianist, playing in many different types of ensembles. He has collaborated with great artists such as Natalia Lomeiko, Yuri Zhislin and György Lakatos, he's a regular chamber music partner of members of the Berliner Philarmoniker and the Karajan Akademie Berlin and also with member of WDR Funkhaus Orchester Koln. Marco has played at important national events in Germany such as the welcoming of the Chinese First Lady during her first visit or for the german Federal President in Berlin. He has taken part festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Rome International Piano Festival, the Aurora Festival, the Dvorak Marathon in Berlin, the Schubert Marathon in Cologne.
During Summer 2017, Marco set off on a four month concert tour, featuring in a piano quintet, which traveled to both Europe and America. This tour was officially sponsored by Lincoln Center, New York City.
Since 2013 Marco has established a duo with the Italian Double Bassist Orazio Ferrari. They recorded their first CD together in 2014 featuring the first world recording of Chopin’s Cello Sonata and Schumann’s Adagio and Allegro with the double bass at real pitch. This innovative project received very good reviews from well known magazines such as Gramophone, The Strad and Audiophile. A second CD is planned in 2019.
Marco has taken part in masterclasses with top musicians such as Jacques Rouvier, Benedetto Lupo, Pinchas Zukerman, Pamela Frank, Menahem Pressler, Andras Schiff, Gabor Takacs-Nagy, Josè Gallardo, Friedemann Weigle and Jonathan Aner.
Marco enjoys cooking in his free time, when he has some! Marco’s native language is Italian and speaks German, English and French fluently. He is very curious and forever interested in music, travels, languages and people.