Violonchelo Barroco

curso 2020/2021

Marco Testori began to study the piano very young and thereafter the organ and the cello. At Conservatorio “G. Verdi” in Milano he got his diploma in organ and organ composition in 1991 and then his diploma in cello in 1993. After attending some courses with J. Goritzky, M. Flaksmann and E. Bronzi he began to study ancient music in depth at “Schola Cantorum Basilensis” with C. Coin.

He began to collaborate with several groups such as: I Barocchisti, Ensemble Baroque de Limoges, Complesso Barocco, Accordone, Orquesta Barroca de Sevilla, Ensemble Dolce e Tempesta, Il Cardellino, Ensemble Musica Alchemica, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, La Divina Armonia, Il Suonar Parlante, Ensemble 1700, L’Accademia Gioiosa : with these groups he recorded for record companies like Decca, Opus 111, Naxos, Sony, Amadeus and Fuga Libera.

From 1994 to 2004 he was the first cellist of the ensemble Il Giardino Armonico, with which he took part in the most important international festivals (Musica e Poesia a San Maurizio – Milano; Styriarte Festival – Graz; Pfingsten – Salzburg; Osterklang –Wien; Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival; Rheingau Festival; Settimane Musicali Internazionali – Luzern; Festival de Musique – Montreux-Vevey) and he performed in the most famous halls in the world (Teatro San Carlo – Napoli; Concertgebouw – Amsterdam; Wigmore Hall – London; Musikverein – Wien;  Konzerthaus – Wien; Théâtre des Champs-Elysées – Paris; Tonhalle – Zurich; Alte Oper – Frankfurt; Staatsoper unter den Linden – Berlin; Auditorio Nacional – Madrid; Auditorium P. Casals – Tokio; Teatro Colon – Buenos Aires; Carnegie Hall – New York; Sydney Opera House). With Il Giardino Armonico he has recorded for  Teldec.

He is first cello of the ensemble Atalanta Fugiens; with this group he has recorded for Sony.

He recorded concertos for cello and strings by Nicola Fiorenza, together with the ensemble Dolce & Tempesta.

For Passacaille he has recorded concertos and sonatas by the virtuoso Carlo Graziani and a CD on the Mannheim cellists’ sonatas.

His last CD together with the fortepianist Costantino Mastroprimiano, includes sonatas by Moscheles, Ries and Hummel.

The new duo release (the complete Beethoven cello sonatas and variations, Passacaille label) will be published next october.

Under his direction the female choir Convivia Musica has won  many national competitions.

Some of his compositions and elaborations, purposed written for this choir, have received special recognition in choir competitions.

He gives masterclasses and summer courses on baroque cello and classical chamber music.

Since 2013 he is Professor of baroque cello at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg.