Composer

Marco Longo (*1979) is an italian pianist and composer.
His works have been played in several festivals and venues in Europe, USA and China, such as Festival Pontino (Latina), Festival Rondò (Milano), New Music Miami, Festival Mixtur (Barcelona), Mise-en Festival (New York), Mostra Sonora (Sueca-Valencia), Parco della Musica (Roma), Festival Nuova Musica (Treviso), GAMO (Firenze), Chengdu Conservatory (China), Noisy Nights (St.Andrews), Festival 5Giornate (Milano), Bellagio Festival, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Cluster (Lucca), Nuova Consonanza (Roma), Festival Il Suono, ISCM 2018 World New Music Days (Beijing), NOSPR (Katowice), Echoes of Time (Miami) International Review of Composers (Belgrade), Encuentros Sonoros (Sevilla), Twin Cities Contemporary Music Festival (USA), Weimarer Früjahrstage etc.

Ensembles and soloists who have performed his works include Divertimento Ensemble, Dedalo Ensemble, SurPlus, AlterEgo, dissonArt, l’Arsenale, PMCE, Vertixe Sonora, mise-en ensemble, Nodus, Red Note ensemble, Tokyo Nomad ensemble, NewMade ensemble, Ensemble Suonogiallo, Orkiestra Muzyki Nowej, Imago Sonora, ViaNova ensemble, Alda Caiello, Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Francesco Gesualdi, Dario Savron, Marco Fusi.

He won prizes and honor mentions at several composition competitions: National Prize of Arts, “Premio Bucchi” (Roma), “A. Manoni” competition, G.A.M.’s Composition Competition (Milano), Jeunesse Musical Competition (Bucarest), MeA Competition (Roma), AFAM Competition (Milano), Sun River Prize (China), "L.Nono" (Torino), Wroclaw International Competition (Poland), Premio Evangelisti (Roma), Irino Prize 2020 (Tokyo), Weimar Composition Competition (Germany).


His music has been broadcasted by Rai RadioTre and RadioClassica.
He is a co-founder and pianist of MotoContrario, a musical ensemble and a collective of composers and performers based in Trento, his hometown.

He studied composition at Conservatory of Trento and at Accademia Nazionale di S.Cecilia in Rome, also following composition courses at Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Fondazione Romanini in Brescia and Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna with A.Corghi.

 

He teaches composition at Reggio Emilia Conservatory of Music.

Pianist

 

At 20, after finishing the piano studies at the Conservatory of Trento, under the guide of L. Di Paolo and S. Torri, he has followed several courses and masterclasses with pianists like A. Ciccolini, A. Cohen, M. Campanella, L. Margarius and A. Kravtchenko.

In that years he was awarded in some italian piano competitions like “Città del Vasto”, “Città di Monopoli” and “AMA Calabria”.

 

Since his youth, he deepened the knowledge of chamber music repertoire, studying with several distinguished interpreters, like G. Guarino, E. Bronzi, J. Peitz and P. Masi, playing in ensembles from duo to quintet.

 

For almost ten years he has steadily collaborated with the cellist Ivo Brigadoi; they have been invited to hold concerts in Italy and abroad and the duo has been also mentioned and awarded in several competitions (Riccione - I prize, Arezzo - I prize, Livorno - II prize, Pistoia - II prize, Torino - III prize).

The duo was admitted at the International Chamber Music School of the “Trio di Trieste”, studying with D. De Rosa, R. Zanettovich, M. Jones and E. Bronzi, obtaining the Merito Diploma; has also obtained the Master Diploma of the Imola Academy, after studying with P. Masi.

 

In the last years, he has begun to focus my pianistic activity on the nowadays music: he is a co-founder of MotoContrario, a musical ensemble and a collective of composers and performers, born for the study and the divulgation of the contemporary repertoire.