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Baroque Academy

Biographie Marco Ceccato

Born in a small town in central Italy and raised in a large family of musicians, he began studying the cello at the age of nine. After completing his conventional academic studies with J. Schultis, T. Campagnaro and D. Geringas, he began his true artistic training by coming into contact with musicians from different musical fields, from popular music to jazz, up to ancient music.

After specializing in Baroque cello at the Scuola Civica in Milan with G. Nasillo, in 2002 he joined the Academia Montis Regalis Baroque and Classical Orchestra, directed by A. De Marchi, with whom he began a close collaboration. In those years he came into contact with the violinist E. Onofri and the French violinist A. Beyer with whom in 2006 he founded the ensemble “Gli Incogniti”. The partnership with the French violinist will lead to the publication of many recordings awarded by international critics. In 2004, he founded the Accademia Ottoboni, and began a long and intense period of artistic activity that led him to collaborate with many personalities on the international scene such as J. Savall, R. Alessandrini, JE Gardiner, G. Antonini, E.L. Banzo, A. Berbardini, and violinists such as G. Carmignola, A. Beyer, E. Onofri, M. Kraemer and R. Minasi.

In 2014 the disc of A. Vivaldi’s sonatas for cello and b.c. recorded for Outhere he was awarded Diapason d’or, Gramophone’s Editor Choice, and album of the month on the German magazine “Toccata”. In 2015 he also released a disc entirely dedicated to L. Boccherini for Outhere, awarded with the Diapason d’or of the year 2015 as the best instrumental music recording. In 2017 with the album “il cello del Cardinale”, he received a nomination for the ICMA, International classical music awards, and the recording of Haydn’s concerto in C major for Harmonia Mundi in 2018 received the diapason d’or.

He currently holds the chair of baroque cello at the L. Refice conservatory in Frosinone (Italy) and collaborates as first cello with the orchestra “Les concert des Nations”, conducted by J. Savall,” il Pomo d’oro ensemble”  and with the Gli Incogniti ensemble, directed by Amandine Beyer.

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