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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 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, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Philharmonic Society of Brussels, the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory, the Hamburger Musikhalle, the Berlin Konzerthaus and the Tivoli of Copenhagen. He worked with notable conductors like R. Chailly, G. Noseda, A. Ceccato, P. Eötvös, V. Jurowski, S. Denéve, G. Neuhold and with orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Orchestre de Concerts Lamoureux, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Orquesta RTVE of Madrid, BBC Scottish, Netherlands Philharmonic, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano 'G.Verdi', Radio Chamber Orchestra Holland, and many others.
Dedicatee of various contemporary works composed by A. Corghi, L. Francesconi, F. Vacchi, C. Galante and U. Leyendecker, he 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 Mozart’s recording.
Marco Rizzi teaches at the Hochschule für Musik in Mannheim and is also professor at the Escuela Superior de Musica Reina Sofia in Madrid. 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.