The Italian violinist, Marco Rizzi, is a prize-winner at three of the most prestigious international violin competitions – the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, Queen Elizabeth in Brussels and the Indianapolis.
Marco Rizzi has soon been recognised as one of the most interesting young violinists of his generation and was awarded the Europäischen Musikförderpreis on the recommendation of Claudio Abbado. He is today particularly appreciated thanks to his profound and strong interpreting. He regularly appears in such concert halls as Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Salle Gaveau and Salle Pleyel in Paris, Lincoln Center in New York, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Philharmonic Society of Brussels, Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, Hamburger Musikhalle, Berlin Konzerthaus and Tivoli of Copenhagen. He worked with notable conductors like Riccardo Chailly, Gianandrea Noseda, A. Ceccato, Péter Eötvös, Vladimir Jurowski, S. Denéve, Günter Neuhold and with orchestras such as the Dresden Staatskapelle, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre de Concerts Lamoureux, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE of Madrid, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra, and many others.
Dedicatee of various contemporary works composed by A. Corghi, L. Francesconi, F. Vacchi, C. Galante and U. Leyendecker, Marco Rizzi recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, Amadeus, Nuova Era, Dynamic, Warehouse, etc. The Amadeus magazine has recently featured him on its front cover due to his last W.A. Mozart’s recording.
Marco Rizzi resides in Germany, leading an international class first at the Hochschule für Musik -Detmold (Germany) (1999-2008). In October 2008 he was appointed at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim and since September 2007 he is also Professor at the renomated Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. His students have been prize-winners in important international competitions. He is also regularly serving as juror in some of the most prestigious violin competitions, such as the Queen Elisabeth Competition (Bruxelles), the Joachim Violin Competition (Hannover) or the Paganini Violin Competition (Genova).
Marco Rizzi plays on the “Baron Knoop” 1743 violin by Pietro Guarneri, owned by the foundation “Il Canale” ONLUS.
“…a first-rate violinist with a rich tonal palette, fine technique and a lovely singing vibrato…. a musician of surprising honesty and maturity” (The Strad)