Marco Zuccarini graduated from the State Conservatory
of Milan majoring in piano and clarinet and continued
studying at the Accademia Nazionale of S. Cecilia with
Riccardo Brengola. In 1982 he was awarded the "Peterlongo"
prize at the Accademia Chigiana of Siena. He has worked
intensively as a chamber musician and has performed in many
cities across Europe, participating in important festivals
with well-known artists.
Since 1989 he has concentrated his career on conducting and
has worked with celebrities such as Josè Carreras,
Salvatore Accardo, Astor Piazzolla, Duo Gulli-Cavallo, Joaquin
Achucarro, Michele Campanella, Boris Petrushansky, Pierre
Amoyal, Giuliano Carmignola, Nina Beilina, Franco Maggio-Ormezowsky,
Cecilia Gasdia, Alexander Lonquich, Claudio Desderi, Benedetto
Lupo, Pietro de Maria and François-Joel Thiollier.
In 1990 he established the Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of
Vicenza and made the first modern recording of "Le nozze" by
Baldassarre Galuppi. He has also recorded the IV concerto
for piano by Beethoven with Maria Tipo for the Italian Radio
and Television (RAI).
In 1996 he recorded a concert in Naples in memory of Padre
Pio with Milva, which was televised on RAIUNO. It included
the first Italian performance of Alleluia by Sergio Rendine.
In Milan he conducted the premiere of the ballet "Der Demon"
by Paul Hindemith involving the principal solo ballet dancers
of the Teatro alla Scala. He has also made recordings for Bongiovanni
and Music and Arts (Harmonia Mundi).
He worked as the Resident Conductor for the Orchestra Sinfonica
Abruzzese from 1992 to 2000 and is currently professor of
chamber music at the conservatory in L'Aquila. In 1998 he
was invited to Australia to conduct the Australian Youth Orchestra
to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Australian
National Music Camp (the concerts were recorded for the A.B.C.).
During that tour he also conducted the West Australian Symphony
Orchestra in Perth. His tour was so successful he was immediately
invited to run a series of master classes at the University
of Melbourne returning both in 1999 and 2000 to conduct the
symphonic orchestras of Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Tasmania
and West Australian. In 2001 he returned for another tour
with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra at the Myer Music Bowl,
the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra and the Canberra Symphony
Orchestra. Marco Zuccarini has also performed in Latin America,
where he was invited to conduct the Philharmonic Orchestra
of Bogotà in 2000.
His engagements this year include a performance of "Werther"
(prose accompanied by music) by Gaetano Pugnani with the
narrator Sylvano Bussotti, the first European performance of two passages
by the celebrated Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe at
the Teatro Bellini of Catania, and in
2002 he will be conducting
the Auckland Philarmonic, New
In May 2002 he makes
his debut with the Auckland Philarmonia ( New Zealand) and he
will be back in September 2003 for two programs.In
August 2002 he conducted a concert for the 50th
Lubljana Festival with Maxence Larrieu and the Acùcademia I
Filarmonci di Verona live broadcasted by the Slovenian
National Radio. In January 2003 he
conducted in Teatro di Cagliari the world Premiere of “
Notti Sylvane” by Sylvano Bussotti and in October 2003 he
conducted in the Sydney Opera House with six performances of
“ Madama Butterfly” by Puccini.
In the symphonic
season 2003/2004 of Auckland Philarmonia he conducted 5
different programs, in April 2004 2 symphonic concerts at
Teatro Bellini in Catania and 3 performances of “ La Serva
Padrona” by Paisiello for the opening of Sangiorgi Theatre
in Catania. He will be back to Teatro Bellini, in the
Symphonic Season, with 2 concerts in April 2005.
In July 2004 he conducted 3 concerts with the Accademia
della Scala Orchestra and in February 2005 he will debut in
Bucarest conducting the “G: Enescu” Philarmonia.
In 2005 he made his debut with Philarmonia Enescu in Bucarest and recorded with Teatro Bellini in Catania a dvd of “La Serva Padrona “ by Paisiello ( first world-wide recording on dvd) for Fabula Classica.
In 2007 had his debut with Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana in Palermo.
From 2008 he teaches chamber music in Turin Conservatoire
In October 2009 he conducted in Lecce, Carlo Grante as soloist, the world premiere of “ Concerto Italiano” composed by Roman Vlad.
Artistic Director of the International cello Competition "B.Mazzacurati" in Turin, he was member of the jury in several international competitions such as the International Chamber Music Competition in Pinerolo and the XIX International Piano Competition "Paloma O?Shea" in Santander.
In September 2018 he conducted Martha Argerich and Sergey Nakariakov at the Costa Smeralda Chamber Music Festival
From November 2015 he is appointed as Director of Turin Conservatoire