Marco was born and raised in the sunny city of Palermo. A music aficionado from an early age, Marco studied classical double bass at the Conservatory of Palermo. During his last years of study at the conservatory, he also attended the University of Palermo, where he graduated with honors in Musicology. He continued his studies abroad, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Amsterdam, and a Master’s Degree in Basel, where he deepened the study of ancient instruments (all types of historical double basses, violone and viola da gamba) while keeping alive the study of the modern instrument with a particular interest in contemporary music, a genre in which he made frequent forays. During the eleven years he spent between Holland, Switzerland and France, he performed with countless European orchestras and ensembles. He regularly participates in major opera productions, performs in some of the most prestigious theaters in Europe and has recorded more than 50 CDs and DVDs.
In 2018, he realized his dream of moving back to his beloved Palermo, where he is based for his intense international concert activity and where he raises three beautiful children with his violinist partner Sara. Marco is currently engaged in cultural mediation projects that aim to offer the public a multidisciplinary experience uniting music and the extraordinary architectural and artistic beauty of his city. Since 2022, Marco has been combining his profession as a musician with that of a cultural guide. This activity gives him the opportunity to share his enthusiasm for his beloved city with visitors from all over the world.