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Quagliarini Marco

Marco Quagliarini, pianist and composer, was born in Torre del Greco (Naples). At a very young age he studied the piano under Marino Mercurio, with whom he later gained a diploma with full marks and distinction at the "Nicola Sala" Music Conservatory in Benevento. He went on to study with the well-known Russian pianist Lazar Berman, and followed numerous master classes held by the pianist and his wife Valentina, finally concluding his studies at the Accademia Musicale in Florence.

Ever since his youth he has taken part in national and international piano competitions, winning on several occasions ("A.M.A. Calabria", "Santa Cecilia" - Pompei). Parallel to his successful career as a soloist in Italy and abroad, he has also worked as accompanist and collaborator with several choral groups; in this capacity in the years 1997 and 1998 he worked with the Teatro San Carlo in Naples for the concert series "San Carlo in Regione".

He first studied composition under Gaetano Panariello, with whom he gained a diploma in Choral Music and Choral Conducting.

He went on to gain a diploma in Composition in the class of Ivan Vandor at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome and subsequently obtained the second level Diploma Accademico in Composition, with full marks and distinction, under Gianpaolo Chiti and Matteo D'Amico.

In 2009 he gained full marks in the Advanced Diploma at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in the composition class held by Ivan Fedele, being awarded the prestigious "Goffredo Petrassi" prize by the President of the Republic.

In the same year he was one of the three finalists in the Santa Cecilia International Composition Competition in Rome. 

His works are performed by several ensembles among which the most important are "Algoritmo", "Contempoartensemble" and "Freon Ensemble".

In 2010 he received a prestigious commission from the Accademia Filarmonica Romana for a piece for orchestra.

In 2012 the Orchestra Nazionale della Rai of Turin has given the first world performance of his composition Events for large orchestra in the season Rai NuovaMusica.

His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni - SugarMusic SpA.