Marco Frezzato – cello

Marco Frezzato studied with Mario Brunello at the “Romanini” Foundation in Brescia, with Antonio Meneses at the “Perosi” Academy in Biella and with Amedeo Baldovino at the Fiesole Music School.

He owes his chamber music training to the Trio di Trieste, with whom he did his postgraduate work at the Fiesole Music School, the Chigiana Academy in Siena and the Duino International School of Music. At a very early age, he was drawn to performance practice on original instruments, delving deeper into the study of ancient music with ever increasing interest under the guidance of Gaetano Nasillo at the Milan’s Civic School of Music, obtaining his diploma cum laude in 2003.

Since 2002, he has been the principal cellist of the Accademia Bizantina, directed by Ottavio Dantone, and has collaborated with numerous other ensembles – Il Giardino Armonico, Le Concert d’Astree, Ensemble Accordone, Ensemble Claudiana, Ars Musica Zurich - and with artists like Giovanni Antonini, Christophe Coin, Vittorio Ghielmi, Emmanuelle Haim, Emma Kirkby, Bernarda Fink, Roberta Invernizzi, Enrico Onofri, Sonia Prina, Sandrine Piau and Andreas Scholl.

He has participated in numerous recordings on labels such as Decca, EMI, Virgin Classics, L’Oiseau-Lyre, Harmonia Mundi, Naive, Arts, Carus, Stradivarius, Amadeus, as well as radio and television broadcasts like Arte, Mezzo, Radio France, BBC, Rai RadioTre, RSI, NDR, WDR and SWR.

In 2002, he co-founded the AleaEnsemble along with violinists Fiorenza de Donatis and Andrea Rognoni and violist Stefano Marcocchi with the aim of exploring string quartet repertory from the Classical and Romantic periods on original instruments. With the AleaEnsemble, Marco recorded Mozart’s Divertimento for string trio in B-flat Major, KV 563 for the Italian label MVC, Luigi Boccherini’s six quartets, op. II for Stradivarius (Choc de la Musique 2008, Diapason d’Or 2008) and a CD on Stradivarius dedicated to the final Haydn quartets from op. 77.

Since 2009, he has taught baroque cello at the ‘Bruno Maderna’ Conservatory of Cesena.