Marco Lo Muscio is one of the most versatile musicians of his generation: organist,
pianist and composer. Marco collaborates for recordings and concerts with
international artists such as Kevin Bowyer, David Jackson (Van Der Graaf Generator),
John e Steve Hackett (Genesis).He graduated in piano with full honours “Cum Laude”
at "Licinio Refice" Academy of Music guided by Maestro Tonino Maiorani, and later
studied for three years with the great Italian pianist Sergio Fiorentino attaining the
Diploma of Advanced Studies with full honours at the academy
"Bartolomeo Cristofori". He also graduated in Pedagogy "Cum Laude", guided by prof.
Giulio Sforza, at the University of "Roma Tre" and in organ with prof. James Edward
He has given more than 700 concerts as part of organ and piano festivals at important
venues such as: Shostakovich Great Hall and Glinka Capella in St. Petersburg;
International Music Arts Centre (Svetlanov Hall - “House of Music”), Gnessin Academy,
Glinka Museum; Baptist and Catholic Cathedral in Moscow. New York (St. Thomas
Church, Central Synagogue in Manhattan, e Barnard College), Boston (Trinity Church),
Washington (National City Christian Church), Milwaukee, Chicago (St. John Cantius);
Westminster Cathedral, Temple Church and St. Paul's Cathedral in London; Hull City
Hall, Canterbury, Lincoln, Lichfield, Chester, Blackburn, Norwich, Coventry, St. Giles,
Rochester, Gloucester, Truro, St. David and Sheffield Cathedrals in UK ; King's College,
Queens' College and St. John's College in Cambridge; Queen's and Exeter College in
Oxford; St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig, Magdeburg Cathedral, St. Gallen Cathedral,
Losanne Cathedral, Riga Cathedral, St. Nicholas in Tallinn, St. Nicholas in Prague,
Uppsala Cathedral, Göteborg Cathedral, Søro Festival, the Church of the Queen of
Denmark (Holmens Kirke) in Copenhagen, Memorial Chapel in Glasgow, Turku
Cathedral, Church of the Rock in Helsinki, Landsberg Festival, Oliwa Festival in Poland,
St. Casimirus in Vilnius, Piacenza Festival, La Verna Festival, Clementina Chapel in
Vatican and many other venues.
Marco's music is published by the Italian firm “Erreffe Musica”, and has been played
worldwide (Europe, Russia, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, USA) by
renowned musicians such as: Christopher Herrick, Thomas Trotter, Kevin Bowyer,
David Briggs, John Scott, Roger Sayer, Stephen Farr, Andrew Canning, Aivars Kalejs,
Jean-Paul Imbert, Stephen Tharp, Alina Rotaru, Alessandro Bianchi, Massimo Nosetti,
Martin Setchell, Michael Eckerle, Willibald Guggenmos, Fredrik Sixten, Johannes
Skudlik, Carson Cooman, Colin Walsh, Carol Williams, Andrea Padova, Roberto
Bonetto, Corrado Cavalli, Juan Paradell Solé, etc...
The CDs of Marco were broadcasted on Vatican Radio, BBC, TV2000, TV Russia, RAI
TV,BR Klassik...He received also new commissions by musicians and important
institutions like the Harvard University.
Marco has specialized not only in the classical repertoire; his transcriptions and
arrangements of contemporary jazz and progressive music brought him into contact
with great legendary names such as Rick Wakeman, David Jackson, John and Steve
Hackett. From these contacts and eventual collaborations, albums such as "The Book
of Bilbo and Gandalf" (dedicated to J. R. R. Tolkien), and his latest CD "Playing the
History", recorded with John and Steve Hackett and David Jackson were created.
Since 2004, Marco is the Artistic Director of the '"International Summer Organ Festival
in Rome" and (from 2015) Artistic Director of “Pienza International music Festival”.
In 2013 he started recording for the famous British label "Priory Records" for the
"Great European Organs" series.
“Thank you for your fine recital last week. I have received a number of very nice comments about it!”
Dr. Stephen Cleobury (Kings College,Cambridge)
"...Brilliant CD played fantastically! It was wonderful to feel the power of the organ combined with your complete commitment to the instrument and the music of all the composers. It was a sensational experience to hear music that started out as little doodles on the guitar being given such a extraordinary treatment. I'm a big fan of the sound of the organ which is a complete world in itself, especially in dedicated hands."
"The CD of Marco Lo Muscio in Rome is really a great success! Marco's playing is so energetic and musical and the organ sounds fantastic with such clear choruses, mutations and reeds. I'm very impressed by the technique and musicality of Marco. A truly great organ!"
(Colin Walsh, Organist of Lincoln cathedral)
“What Marco Lo Muscio presents is my ideal of music: entertaining and meaningful. Prog-Rock played on pipe organ: why nobody else thought of something so cool before?!? Marco is a keyboards ‘maestro’; his arrangements are warm, and respectful of the original. A real pleasure to listen to, both on CD and live”.
Corrado Canonici (Director of “World Concert Artists”, Double Bassist, Manager of Keith Emerson)
“I KNOW ABOUT THIS GUY, VERY VERY GOOD AS WELL I'M TOLD.”
"... exceptional, precise and of quality!"
Prof. Antonio Latanza (director of the museum of the musical instruments of Rome)
“ …He shows technical solid and strong, excellent heir of the school of Fiorentino and Germani”.
Federico Borsari (concert organist)
“A CD with little works well-known and a large search in the touch and in the nuance. I love this way to do music!”
Francis Chapelet (concert organist)
“…when this musician has started to play, public has understood: there has arrived the talented powerful interpreter”.
Antonina Vinnikova (Russian journalist)