Marco Danesi is an Italian clarinetist based in Amsterdam. As a collaborative artist Marco largely performs in different chamber music ensembles, that includes Duo, Trio and Quintet, in the most prestigious venues in Holland.
In 2016 Marco founded, together with the Italian pianist Paolo Gorini, Duo Ebano; an eclettic chamber music ensemble. The Duo was awarded first prize in the Storioni Toonzaal Prijs 2017 and invited to play at Spiegezaal-Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Muziekgebouw Eindhoven and Willem Twee Toonzaal. Duo Ebano has been hosted in radio programs, including Radio 4 in Vondel CS and Avotros.
A member of the Venturis Trio, Marco Danesi was awarded second prize in the Illzach International Chamber Music Competition. The Trio aims to widen the narrowed repertoire with commissions and arrangements in order to exploit the potential of this instrumentation.
Marco strives consistently to expand his artistic boundaries by exploring new music, blurring genre boundaries, going beyond the conventions of classical performance to connect with audiences and collaborating with living composers.
In 2016 Ensemble Resilience was born: a new and visionary project that aims to bring a new concept of sound in the contemporary classical music world. Its uniqueness is due to the synergy of three of the most elegant and expressive acoustic instruments, violin, clarinet and piano and two innovative electronic instruments. These are the recently invented Seaboard by Roli and Mater, a percussion set created by members of the ensemble.
Marco collaborated with Dedalo Ensemble, performing in Quirinale in Rome and Asko-Schönberg ensemble, with whom he had a tournée in Belgium and Holland.
In December 2017 Marco recorded ‘Neutrinos visiting’, a concerto for clarinet solo and orchestra by the Italian composer Gerardo Gozzi. The collaboration between the two artists started in 2015 in a project based on Messiean’s ‘Quartet of the end of times’ performed in Lausanne (Switzerland) and recorded at the Royal Academy of music in London.
Marco attended international contemporary music festivals such as Milano Musica and IMPULS in Graz.
Marco joined Orzàn trio in 2015 as an active participant of Live Music Now program and Stichting Muziek in Huis. Believing in the beneficial power of music and being committed in bringing classical music to those who cannot make it to the concert halls, Orzàn trio frequently performs in rehabilitation centers, hospitals, hospices and retirement homes.
Teaching plays an important role in Marco’s musical activities. He taught for many years to beginners, intermediate and advanced students in private academies and wind bands in Italy. During his staying in New York city he took part in a kindergarten music education program in Harlem.
Marco graduated in Clarinet a the Conservatory Giuseppe Verdi in Milano, having studied with Maestro Sergio Delmastro, and specialized in Bass Clarinet at the J.Horak Academy in Pordenone (IT). In 2013 Marco started the Master of Music with Maestro Charles Neidich at the Juilliard School in New York and in 2016 he got his Master degree at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.