Marco Ramelli is a guitarist, lecturer, composer and artistic director from Milano, Italy that has been awarded various first Prizes in international competitions in Italy, Spain, UK, France and Serbia
He is lecturer at the DIT conservatory of music and drama in Dublin and assistant of Prof. Neave at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Marco has graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a Masters Degree of Performance (APEL) with Distinction under the supervision of Prof. Allan Neave and Prof. Rory Boyle in composition. Marco began studying the guitar with Prof. Andrea Dieci and in just seven years he graduated as a private candidate from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire of Music in Milan and obtained a second level postgraduate diploma (with full marks and magna cum laude) at the Luca Marenzio Conservatoire of Music in Darfo Boario Terme (Italy). Marco obtained further postgraduate diploma in “Chamber Music” with full marks; all in addition to a bachelor’s degree in Computer science.
Marco Ramelli has performed all over Europe and he is a regular guest at many of the world leading musical events and has worked with many influential musicians and composers. During his career he has been awarded various first Prizes in international competitions in Italy, Spain, France and UK,
As a composer, Marco won the prestigious “World Guitar Composition Competition” and his music is performed worldwide by internationally acclaimed soloist including Sean Shibe, Alberto Mesirca, Andrea Dieci, Marta Dolzadelli, Duo Ricci-Colonna, Sasha Savaloni, and Juliane Bergemann.
His debut album “Energico” was released by the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and Nimbus Alliance in 2013 with music by Paganini, Llobet, Boyle and Takemitsu. Classical Guitar Magazine wrote about the recording: “A major step towards international recognition from a young guitarists with much to offer”. He has also made recordings for Naxos, Dynamic records and Radio of Las Palmas.
But his dedication to music is not only confined to his performances: Marco is also Artistic Director of some music festivals in Italy – for instance the increasingly important Young European Guitar Stars and Festival Corde d’Autunno in Milan in collaboration with the Sistema Italia – as well as a very enthusiastic guitar teacher. From 2004 to 2016 he inspired the creation of more than 80 events that have helped a lot of young artists emerge.
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