Marco Zuccarini is an affirmed Italian
Conductor. As a Conductor Marco has enjoyed working with international
celebrities. He has focused on conducting since 1989 and is recognized
worldwide as a leading Conductor.
Marco Zuccarini's curriculum
Marco Zuccarini's discography
Marco Zuccarini's collaborations
What press says about him
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Marco Zuccarini conducts the Accademia I Filarmonici with elegance of phrasing, giving careful attention to the nuances of intensity in sound, and to the balance between the smaller orchestra and the leading role of the soloist...

Sandro Cappelletto
“ La Stampa” 25th August 2001 ( about the recording of Italian Bassoon Concertos edited by Bongiovanni)
...Zuccarini encouraged a vehement response from the strings, with lashings of warm timbre and energy...

Clive O’ Connell
The Age, 21st February 2001
...Under the direction of guest conductor Marco Zuccarini, the orchestra displayed magnificent precision of ensemble and some of the most persuasively beautiful interpretations of line and colour...Verdi’s melodies ( in “The Force of Destiny”) so beautifully crafted were performed with great warmth and charm...Picturesque ensemble effects with over-arching melodies abounded. The playing was controlled, with especially delicious effect from the woodwinds (“The Moldau” and “The Nutcracker Suite”)...

John Leggett
The Examiner, 2nd March 2001
( Debussy’s Prelude à l’après midi d’un Faune)...under Zuccarini’s persuasive direction, in which he shaped the performance with assurance and authority, the orchestra achieved a realisation which captured the elusive spirit of the music and was a constant delight ...Again (in Ravel’s “Mother Goose” Suite) the conductor drew from the players a response that brought the music alive while in no way disturbing its essential expressive qualities...

Canberra Times, 14th March 2001
“…Zuccarini works for clarity and expression and it shows in the way he communicates with the soloist and the orchestra on every detail.this collaboration looked good and sounded controlled and expressive… (Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikowsky) Romantic music in the hands of a conductor who knows how to pull the sound from this orchestra glows and makes for a good listening…”
The Mercury ,Hobart,28 Maggio 2002
“…Zuccarini mantained an energetic control, calling for a rigourous verve and distinct attack…”
Herald Sun, Melbourne 4 Febbraio 2002

“…Zuccarini conducts with elegance of frasing,correct attention to the intensity of the sound and the balance betweenthe orchestra and the leading part of the soloist…”
La Stampa,Torino, 25 Agosto 2002

"... A week working with Marco Zuccarini has paid off for the musicians, particularly in the renewed vitality of the strings(Auckland Philarmonia)..
The New Zealand Herald 16th September 2003, William Dart

"... with Marco Zuccarini the performance of the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova was bright,with moments of authentic class and style and flashes of bright and sparkling sonority..."
La Voce di Mantova 26 Marzo 2003,GMP

"An excellent concert that more should have attended, Marco Zuccarini excuded a fluid, refined and expressive italian performance from this veratile orchestra.The lyricism and subtley was refreshing insightful as the performance unfolded....Zuccarini's consumate musicianship was revealed in the smooth, refined and totally lirical performance of Mozart's Jupiter..."
TheNew Zealand Herald 6th Sept.2003,A.Buchanan-Smart

"... ...(Beethoven 7th symphony )sensitive and tranparent playing...."
The Mercury 29th August 2003,E.Bailes

"...Elegance and artistry create a rare treat.
...A week working with Italian conductor Marco Zuccarini has paid off for the musicians, particularly in the renewed vitality of the strings..the conductor invariably caught the sinister underlay of ( four sea interlues by Britten) from the delicate wash of Dawn to the terrifying clamour of the final storm....In Shostakovich 5th Symphony Zuccarini and his players sustained the epic architecture of the 1st movement eand the great Largo with a sense of courage and survival..."
The New Zealand Herald 16 Sept.2003.William Dart

"..The tender grace of the 3rd Symphony ( by Brahms) was perfrmed with concentration and attention, diging up, also with sudden silence,the feelings of a painful heart.
...All the orchestral sections were well connected, with beautifull solos and majestic interventions of the brasses..."
La Sicilia 11th Nov.220, Sergio Sciacca

" the cd with the Bottesini's concertos( and the Rococò Variations by Tchaikowsky) full of a very intimate athmosphere,entirely painted by a wealthy timbric drapery of the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali firmly conducted by Marco Zuccarini..."

“…Glowing with the winds…Italian conductor Marco Zuccarini presided over the three works and coaxed the players to find new colours and textures. The most successful work was Dvorak’s Serenade op 44…”
( Xenia Hanusiak,Herald Sun,3rd Feb.2004)

“…The orchestra has started its new year in splendid form under Zuccarini but the Italian conductor has always brought out the best in the players. The Tannhauser Ouverture was unruffled in its grandeur, the Tristan und Isolde Prelude..combined momentum with a palette of shifting colours….Bravos for the conductor after the Brahms First Symphony. I suspected Zuccarini’s Brahms would be memorable….he is able to find substance and raw emotion where many might be content with easy lyricism
His Brahms was magnificent, full and rich in sound without sacrificing textural finesse…”
( William Dart, The New Zealand Herald, 23rd Feb.2004)

“…well balanced the performance of the orchestra conducted with care by Marco Zuccarini( in Serva Padrona by Paisiello)…”
(Aldo Mattina, Giornale di Sicilia,20th April 2004)

“….Excitement and poetry….Marco Zuccarini negotiates his way through the orchestral ranks looking like everyone’s favourite absent-minded uncle. Once podium is achieved, and baton in hand, the Italian is transformed into one of the most dynamic and arresting conductors on the Auckland Philarmonia’s books .All this come out in the opening bars of Beethoven’ Fidelio Ouverture. Zuccarini and the players …give a vital performance, riding over the occasional rough patch without compromising the excitement of it all…Beethoven’s Seven Symphony sets of with shapely phrasing and a careful balancing of forces…Zuccarini’s ability to differentiate texture and his tenacity in pursuing a thematic argument are enviable…The Allegretto ..sounds anew through the narrative that Zuccarini gives it, and the textual finessing on the finale page allows every note to make its eloquent point…”
(William Dart, The New Zealand Herald,27th Sept.2004)

“…a deeply successful performance that succeeded yet on the instrumental aspect and even on the interpretative side( Brahms Haydn Variations and Song of Destiny). The odience

was enthusiastic and particularly warm…” Mircea Stefanescu, “ Dimineata-Bucarest 23rd of February 2005

“…sweeping and well-balanced , Zuccarini conducts with a rich palette of dynamics supporting and integrating the soloist ( Rachmaninov piano concerto n°2) … in Shostakovic n°5 Zuccarini gave great brightness with a deep analysis of the composer’s istrumentation…A real success..”

Aldo Mattina,Il Giornale di Sicilia,12 Aprile 2005-12-06

“…There is a real buzz in the Town Hall….The combination of an all Russian program with Marc Andrè Hamelin has seemingly proved irresistible .Marco Zuccarini may have been another drawcard, as the Italian is one of the Auckland Philarmonia’s most reliable batonmeister…

It’s fascinating to see the fine detail of the strings writing the opening movement in Tchaikowsky’Nutcracker Suite. Throughout, the orchestra takes this ballet music with rare seriousness….Tchaikowsky’s flower waltz with a touch of languor rather than unaffected brio..”

William Dart, The New Zealand Herald,26th of September 2006


A night of Mozart’s magic. A few bars into the Auckland Philarmonia’s performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute Ouverture, it was evident that Italian conductor Marco Zuccarini was ringing a few chages with a concert-hall favourite. Its Adagio introduction came with an emotionalism almost Romantic in its intensity, while the Allegro was not all scurrying swiftness, but rather a miracle of self-possession. ( German DansesK.600) Zuccarini gave each piece its character, whether Mozart was evoking court ballroom or village inn…In Mozart’s Linz Symphony much was magnificently made of its grand introduction, with Zuccarini ever alert to the inner rhythms of the score. Particularly appreciated were the spry second movement and the Finale a whirl with rushing semiquavers and cheeky humour…Debussy’s Prelude a l’Apres-Midi d’un faune was a thing of ineffable beauty….there was so much to savour from sharply etched woodwind solos to the sweep of strings…his baton stabbing at pointillist colours and tracing flamboyant patterns in the air to capture the colours of the French composer’s palette….( In Kindertotenlieder) behind the soloist the players were fine colleagues, from moment of transparent chamber music to trenchant trills and tremolos for the final number” William Dart, The New Zealand Herald,17th of October 2005

“ Brilliant orchestra: the most convincing aspect is Marco Zuccarini,conductor”
Sandro Cappelletto “Lo Specchio” de La Stampa (Agosto 2006)
Review about the dvd of ”La Serva Padrona” by Paisiello