Marco Serino he completed his musical studies at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, obtaining diplomas in violin and chamber music with full marks and honors.
He later studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna with Gunter Pichler, the ProQuartet in Paris with the Amadeus, Melos, Berg and La Salle Quartets, the Royal College of London and the Geneva Conservatory with Corrado Romano, where the the Premier Prix de virtuosité was awarded.
He was founder in 1990 of the Bernini Quartet and member of the famous I Musici ensemble and collaborates as a soloist and chamber musician with some of the most famous performers, such as Giuliano Carmignola, Christophe Coin, Wladimir Mendelssohn, Mario Brunello, Giovanni Sollima, Francesco Cera, Bruno Canino, Gerard Caussè, Hector Passarella, Alessandro Carbonare, to name a few.
He performs as a soloist and chamber musician in the most prestigious halls around the world, including the Berlin and Köln Philharmonic, Herkulessaal and Prinzregententheatre in Munich, Musikverein in Vienna, Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, Tchaikowsky Hall in Moscow, Marinsky Theater St. Petersburg, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Seoul Arts Performance Center, Beijing National Theater, Shanghai Theater, Mozarteum Salzburg, Rome Auditorium Santa Cecilia, Milan Quartet Society, Venice Biennale.
Important composers have dedicated their works to him; to remember the collaborations with Ennio Morricone, Luis Bacalov, Matteo D'Amico, Alessandro Sbordoni, Gideon Lewinshon, Steve Reich, Ada Gentile and Pascal Dusapin.
He has collaborated as a soloist or first violin on the shoulder with important orchestras such as: the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, the Kammerorchester of Zurich, the Haydn Orchestra of Bolzano, The Stravaganza of Bucharest, the Abruzzese Symphony Orchestra, the Bellini Theater of Catania, Rome. Sinfonietta, the ICO Orchestra of Lecce, the Regional Orchestra of Rome and Lazio and others.
He has recorded for some prestigious record companies including Decca, Amadeus, Fonè, Tactus reviewed and awarded by the most important specialized magazines such as Strad, Repertoire, Classica and Amadeus.
In 1999 Ennio Morricone (of whom he has been the solo violin of all soundtracks since 2000) awarded him the prestigious "Michelangelo Prize", previously awarded to Goffredo Petrassi, Bruno Cagli, Morricone himself, Renzo Piano, Alberto Sordi and others, for having distinguished himself particularly in the diffusion of human and cultural values.
He is a tenured violin teacher at the Trento Conservatory and has held masterclasses in the United States at many universities in North America, at the Accademia für alte Musik in Brunico, for many Italian Conservatories, for the Arts Academy and for the Academy. Roman Philharmonic.
He also deals with musicological research, and recently his reconstructions of unpublished violin concertos by JSBach have been recorded for Deutsche Grammophon by Giuliano Carmignola with the Concerto Köln.
He plays a violin by Niccolò Amati, Cremona 1661.
(Photo above by Corine Veysselier, below Marco Serino with Maestro Ennio Morricone)