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Marco Santilli

„Listening closely to Santilli's music one can hear the Italian influence on the Ticino-born musician...“ remarks the Zürcher Unterländer newspaper about Marco Santilli's work.

Marco Santilli studied classical clarinet with Hansjürg Leuthold and Heinz Hofer at the Zurich Music Academy. He expanded his training and consolidated his skills in instrumentation and arranging with the study of wind orchestra conducting under Franco Cesarini. After receiving his diploma in orchestral performance and teaching, he became adjunct clarinettist for the orchestra of the Zurich Opera House. He then was selected as adjunct clarinettist for the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. Marco earned his soloist diploma with a “First Prize for Virtuosity” from the Lausanne Music Academy, where he had studied clarinet under Frédéric Rapin.

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”Marco Santilli erfindet Geschichten mit der Klarinette

Wie bringt er das unter einen Hut? Marco Santilli komponiert und improvisiert zwischen Jazz, Klassik und Folk, hat diverse Duo-Projekte und veröffentlicht demnächst seine erste CD als Popsänger. Am Alpentöne- Festival brachte er mit dem Projekt «La Stüa» Momente seiner Kindheit zum Klingen.

«La Stüa», das ist die altehrwürdige Stube im Ortsmuseum von Giornico. Hier ist Marco Santilli aufgewachsen. Und hier im Ortsmuseum half er jeweils dem Grossvater aus, wenn Sprachkenntnisse gefragt waren, um Fremde herumzuführen

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