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Marco Testori studied organ and cello at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory in Milan, specializing with J. Goritzky, M. Flaksmann and E. Bronzi. He specialized in early music at the “Schola Cantorum Basilensis” with C. Coin and has collaborated with prestigious ensembles, including I Barocchisti, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Accordone, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Ensemble Arte-Musica, Il Cardellino, Ensemble Claudiana, La Divina Armonia and Il Suonar Parlante, with whom he records for Decca, Opus 111, Naxos, Sony, Amadeus and Fuga Libera. From 1994 to 2004, he was the first cello with Il Giardino Armonico, taking part in major international festivals. He is currently the principal cello of the Atalanta Fugiens ensemble directed by Vanni Moretto. He collaborated with the Dolce & Tempesta ensemble for the recording of Nicola Fiorenza’s concertos for cello and strings and with I Musici di Santa Pelagia for the works of Carlo Graziani.

Since 2013 he is a Professor of baroque cello at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg, and at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena since 2022.

Baroque Cello