City of Granada Orchestra’s conductor
Born in Treviso in 1963, Andrea Marconi began his music studies with Vanni Ussardi, earning a degree both in organ and harpsichord studies. He moves to Basel in 1983, where he earns the diploma in Ancient Music. Marcon wins the Bruges International Competition in 1985, the Organ Competition “Paul Hofhaimer” of Innsbruck the following year, and the Harpsichord Competition of Bologna in 1991.
He performs an intense concert activity around the most prestigious festivals and European concert halls, both as a conductor and as a soloist. Marcon has more than 50 CD recordings on his credit both as a conductor and as an organ and harpsichord soloist, which yielded him numerous awards: – Premio Internazionale del Disco Vivaldi per la Musica Antica Italiana (Cini of Venice foundation).
–Diapason d’ Or.
– Preis der Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik (5 times).
– L’ECHO Preis of the German Critic.
– EDISON Award of the Deutsch Critic.
– The Spanish Critic Award “Premios Líricos Teatro Campoamor”, for the best musical conducting of the opera season of 2009/10 (Ariodante), among many others.
In 1997, Marcon founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra, with which he began an intense concert-making activity as a conductor in Europe, USA, Canada and Japan. Along with his orchestra, he performed in the Proms of Royal Albert Hall, in London’s Barbican, in Berlin’s Konzerthaus, in Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, in Paris’ Théâtre des Champs Elyseès and Théâtre Châtelet, in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, in Zurich’s Musikverein Tonhalle, in Tokio’s Opera City Hall and Kyoi Hall, in Osaka’s Izumi Hall, in New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall–Lincoln Center, in Kennedy Terrace Washington, etc., premièring baroque operas such as L’Orione by Francesco Cavalli, Siroe by Georg F. Händel, Tito Manlio and Atenaide by Antonio Vivaldi, or L’Olimpiade by Domenico Cimarosa and Baldassarre Galoppi. He also conducted serenades such as Il Trionfo della Poesia e della Musica, La morte di Adone by Benedetto Marcello e Il vespro di Natale by Claudio Monteverdi.
Along with the Venice Baroque Orchestra, Marcon signed an exclusivity agreement with Sony Classical Records in 1999. He’s been recording with this ensemble since 2004, as well as with La Cetra Barockorcherter Basel for the record label Deutsche Grammophon.
Marcon has shared remarkable professional experiences, concerts and recordings with prestigious artists such as Giuliano Carmignola, Viktoria Mullova, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Anner Bylsma, Magdalena Kozená, Cecilia Bartoli, Andreas Scholl, Angelika Kirschlager, Patricia Petibon, Simone Kermes, among many others.
As an invited conductor, he has led some of the best ensembles in the world: WDR Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, HR Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, NDR Hanover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Berlin Radio Orchestra, Kammer Akademie of Potsdam, Berlin Oriol Ensemble, Deutschland Radio Symphonic Orchestra, Lucerna Symphonic Orchestra, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Bremer Philarmoniker, Essen Philarmoniker, among others, as well as those of Opera Auditoriums of Frankfurt, LA, Basel, etc. During this season, invited by Sir Simon Rattle, Marcon will début with Berliner Philarmoniker Orchestra.
Andrea Marcon also develops an active educational labour through seminaries and master-classes around Europe: Helsinki, Hamburg, Lubbock, Amsterdam, Malmö, Karlsruhe, Copenhagen, London Royal College of Organists, Göteborg University and Birmingham. He’s been jury member in international competitions held in Nuremberg, Tolosa, Alkmaar, Bruges, Tokyo, Hamburg and Dublin.
He is current professor both in the Schola Cantorum Bsiliensis (Switzerland) and in the Mozarteum of Salzburg (Austria).