BIOGRAPHY

Marco Sanna 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, Piano Salon Christophori, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Schumann-Haus Zwickau, Rubinstein-Saal Munich 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 Andy Miles,  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 at  festivals such as the Verbier Festival, Rheingau Musik Festival, Beethoven Fest Bonn, Rome International Piano Festival, Budapest Academy Festival, the Aurora Festival and many others. 

 

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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 the 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.
Their second CD, "Twilight", with music by Rachmaninov (including the great Cello Sonata), was released in 2020. 

Marco holds a degree from the prestigious Berlin "Hanns Eisler" and Cologne Music Universities, and 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!  His native language is Italian and he speaks German, English and French fluently.  He is very curious and forever interested in music, travels, languages and people.

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