Marco Quagliarini, pianist and composer, was born in Torre del Greco (Na- ples). At a very young age he studied the piano under Marino Mercurio, with whom he later gained a diploma with full marks and distinction at the “Nicola Sala” Music Conservatory in Benevento. He went on to study with the well-known Russian pianist Lazar Berman, and followed numerous master classes held by the pianist and his wife Valentina, finally conclu- ding his studies at the Accademia Musicale in Florence.
He first studied composition under Gaetano Panariello, with whom he gai- ned a diploma in Choral Music and Choral Conducting.
He went on to gain a diploma in Composition in the class of Ivan Vandor at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome and subsequently obtained the second level Diploma Accademico in Composition, with full marks and di- stinction, under Gianpaolo Chiti and Matteo D’Amico.
In 2009 he gained full marks in the Advanced Diploma at the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in the composition class held by Ivan Fedele, being awar- ded the prestigious “Goffredo Petrassi” prize by the President of the Re- public. In the same year he was one of the three finalists in the Santa Cecilia International Composition Competition in Rome.
His works are performed by several ensembles among which the most important are “Algoritmo”, “Contempoartensemble”, “Dèdalo ensemble”, “Freon Ensemble”, “Imago Sonora”, “Ardorè Duo”.
In 2010 he received a prestigious commission from the Accademia Filar- monica Romana for a piece for orchestra.
In 2012 the Orchestra Nazionale della Rai of Turin has given the first world performance of his composition “Events” for large orchestra in the season Rai NuovaMusica.
In 2015 he received an important commission of a composition for en- semble from the Amùr (musical associations in the network).
In 2016 he published for “Aracne Editrice” the method of musical compo- sition “Costruire la musica”.
This year he has published his CD “Riflesso” with Stradivarius.
His works are published by Edizioni Suvini Zerboni-SugarMusic S.p.A.