Marco studied clarinet under Cesare Salati at the Arrigo Boito Conservatory of Music in Parma, graduating in 1997 with distinction. Marco studied Composition several years under Mario Garuti. In 2010 he completed a postgraduate course in clarinet under Corrado Giuffredi, graduating with distinction with a thesis on Ferneyhough’s Time and Motion Study I, called “Time and Motion Study, ergonomia utopica” (Time and Motion Study, utopic ergonomy) and performed solo clarinet and bass clarinet pieces including Time and Motion Study I.
In the same year he won the third prize at the Valentino Bucchi International Clarinet Competition in Rome. In May 2015 he is finalist in the clarinet audition for the Finnish National Opera Orchestra of Helsinki, Finland. After graduating in 1997 he founded Trio Klee (violin, clarinet and piano), with which he performed the most significant works of the 20th century and received important recognition from critics and audience in national and international competitions. Afterwards, a flutist and a cellist joined the Trio, which became the Farben Ensemble.
The new group performed contemporary music works as well as pieces from the 20th century repertoire and received important recognitions in national and international competitions and festivals in Damascus, Graz, Thessaloniki, Genova and Antwerp. He has been the clarinetist of FontanaMIXensemble (based in Bologna) since 2006. With the Ensemble he has played at important contemporary music festivals, and worked with composers from the Italian and international contemporary music scene, as well with the Ensemble AccrocheNote of Strasbourg. With the Ensemble he performed in renowned venues, such as: Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Auditorium Manzoni di Bologna, La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro Politeama, Auditorium Zo in Catania, Hall des Chars and la Cité de la musique et de la danse in Strasbourg, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, the Sala Filarmonica of Rovereto, DIMITRIA Festival of Thessaloniki. He performed at the 58th International Festival of Contemporary Music at La Biennale di Venezia for the premiere of the chamber opera Katër i Radës (Il naufragio) by Admir Shkurtaj (libretto of Alessandro Leogrande and theatrical direction of Salvatore Tramacere), conducted by Pasquale Corrado, collaborating with Cantieri Teatrali Koreja of Lecce. The work was recorded in May 2015 for AnimaMundi and performed in various occasions such as the Book and Arts festival in Tirana, Brjuni, Sarajevo, Timisoara, Bari and Lecce.