Marco Ramaglia Resume

      Marco started playing by his own choice at the age of eleven.
He studied piano at the Conservatory "S. Pietro a Majella" in Naples with Andreé Darras (final grade: 10/10 cum laude) and later at the Conservatory "S. Cecilia "in Rome with Velia De Vita. In 2007 he moved to Germany and continued his education at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen with Gernot Hanschke, where in 2011 he completed his studies with the highest grade(1/1Very Good). Some harpsichord master-classes (early and contemporary repertoire, continuo) and a fortepiano diploma complete his training in the field of Early Music.
Marco Ramaglia also received a lot of important guidance from Florian Hölscher and Lluisa Espigole, in Contemporary Music, Peter Nelson in songs accompaniment, Manfred Schreier in orchestral studies, Fabrizio Bastianini in composition and Francesco Pepicelli in chamber music.
He was also invited to the the Ensemble Modern International Academy at the Festival Klangspüren 2011, in Austria.

Marco is now focusing on contemporary music, improvisation , and orchestral piano and celeste repertoire, which allows him to give concerts with several orchestras regularly (Ensemble Polyphonie T, Orchestra of the Academy of Music Trossingen, RIAS Youth Orchestra). With the RIAS Youth Orchestra he played at the Berliner Philarmonie in a concert commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the German invasion of the Soviet Union during the World War II and its victims.
Because of his love for opera that has accompanied his life and his musical carrier, he has worked as a Repetiteur since 1999. He is also a founding-member of the improvisation trio Suzaku (cello, dance, piano), which explores the relationship between musical improvisation and movement.

Marco has been awarded five scholarships. He has was a fellow of the Friedrich Naumann Stiftung für die Freiheit (Friedrich Naumann's Foundation for Liberty), a German foundation promoting human rights, social engagement and political education.
When he is not playing the piano, Marco likes backpacking, hiking, learning languages and cooking. He also walked on some of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world: the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) in Spain, the Via Francigena in Italy and Emei Mountains in China, a holy Buddhist route.
The eastern philosophies fascinate him very much: he got the level of "old student" in the Vipassana Meditation and the brown belt in Karate Shotokan style.

Updated:  July 26, 2011

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