Massimo Ceccarelli, double-bass player and composer, he musically was trained at the Santa Cecilia’s Conservatory of music in Rome.
His compositions were awarded in some important international competitions (Pittaluga, Lagonegro Nurtingen where Leo Brouwer assigned to him a publishing contract at the Vienna’s Doblinger musikverlag).
He has written for the cinema (“Il ronzio delle mosche” by D. D’Ambrosi with Greta Scacchi June 2003, “Stanza 88” by Pierluca Dipasquale ) and the theater (“South of Zurawah”, “The Chaplin imitator”).
For three years he was the first double bass in the youth orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, on the advice of the conductor Myung Whun Chung, and the first part of the Regional Orchestra of Rome and Lazio.
He collaborates as first double bass with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and the Abruzzese Symphonic Institution As a soloist he was a member of the ensemble “Solisti del conservatorio di Santa Cecilia” with whom he made a CD by Alfred Snittke (Director M ° F.. E. Scogna) and has performed the piece “Braevissimo” by Ennio Morricone for double bass and orchestra at the European Bergamo’s Festival. For some years he collaborates with some of the most famous groups of contmporary music, as the ensemble Alter Ego (with whom he recorded for the Stradivarius a monograf about Frederic Rzewski, having praise from international critics also as electric bassist, and worked together with the Georgian composer Giya Kanceli).
From about two years he also cooperates with the ensemble Algoritmo realizing concerts in Italy and abroad, closely with world famous composers.
In 2006 he played the air “ Per questa bella mano” by Parco della Musica in Rome whit the Orchestra of Rome and Lazio, under the direction of Lu Jia.
Currently he is the first solo double-bass and bass player in the Park of Contemporary Music Ensemble (PMCE). He collaborated for years with Maestro Ennio Morricone who in 2019 dedicated to him a piece for double bass and strings “Studio 1989” double bass and strings version which he played in world premiere in the presence of the Maestro.