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Andrea Marcon

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Biography

Conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon is one of the most renowned musicians and specialists for early music. He was born in Treviso and received a diploma in Early Music from Basel’s Schola Cantorum Basiliensis for his organ and harpsichord studies with Jean-Claude Zehnder and conducting with Hans Martin Linde. He won first prize in the organ competition at Innsbruck in 1986 and, in 1991, first prize for harpsichord at Bologna. He also studied with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Hans van Nieuwkoop, Jesper Christensen, Harald Vogel and Ton Koopman.

Today Andrea Marcon is internationally recognized as a leading interpreter for music of the Classic and Early Romantic periods.

In 1997, he founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO), today one of the leading baroque ensembles in the world. In 2009 Andrea Marcon also became the music director of the La Cetra Barockorchester Basel and he was appointed artistic director of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada from the season 2013/2014.

Andrea Marcon is a regular guest conductor at the Frankfurt Opera (Giasone, Ariodante, Orlando Furioso, Medée) and the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and he has been invited by the Berlin…

Conductor, organist, and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon is one of the most renowned musicians and specialists for early music. He was born in Treviso and received a diploma in Early Music from Basel’s Schola Cantorum Basiliensis for his organ and harpsichord studies with Jean-Claude Zehnder and conducting with Hans Martin Linde. He won first prize in the organ competition at Innsbruck in 1986 and, in 1991, first prize for harpsichord at Bologna. He also studied with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Hans van Nieuwkoop, Jesper Christensen, Harald Vogel and Ton Koopman.

Today Andrea Marcon is internationally recognized as a leading interpreter for music of the Classic and Early Romantic periods.

In 1997, he founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO), today one of the leading baroque ensembles in the world. In 2009 Andrea Marcon also became the music director of the La Cetra Barockorchester Basel and he was appointed artistic director of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada from the season 2013/2014.

Andrea Marcon is a regular guest conductor at the Frankfurt Opera (Giasone, Ariodante, Orlando Furioso, Medée) and the Aix-en-Provence Festival, and he has been invited by the Berlin Philharmonic, BR, WDR, HR, NDR and RSB radio orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Danish National Orchestra, Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Luzern Sinfonie Orchester, Bamberger Symphoniker, Camerata Salzburg and Mahler Chamber Orchestra.

In spring 2018 he toured to China and Korea with Magdalena Kožená and La Cetra Barockorchester.

In the season 2019/2020 he will have debuts with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Munich Philharmonic and he will appear within the Salzburger Mozartwochen and return to Vienna Musikverein and Festspielhaus Baden-Baden.

Furthermore he works regularly with the Freiburger Barockorchester and Concerto Köln and is a regular guest at Concertgebouw Amsterdam with a latest production of Vivaldi’s Olimpiade with La Cetra and at the Dutch National Opera with Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans in January 2019.

In 2018/2019 he is back to Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow with a  production of Alcina that has received the Casta Diva Award as best Russian baroque opera production.

In 2019 he will return to the Frankfurt Opera and in 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 he can be seen at the opera houses in Lausanne, Venice, Vicenza and Valencia.

He has been heralded for his performances of Marcello’s Il trionfo della Musica e della Poesia; Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso, Atenaide, Tito Manlio, Gloria, Magnificat, Juditha Triumphans; Cavalli’s Calisto and Giasone; Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Vespers; Handel’s Messiah, Ariodante and Alcina; and Bach’s cantatas and Mass in B minor. His repertoire also spans Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert symphonies, early Rossini operas and symphonies by Brahms and Mahler.

Marcon recorded more than 50 CDs. For his recordings as organist and harpsichordist he was awarded four times with the "Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik". His recordings as conductor also received several accolades, including the "Diapason D’Or", "Choc du Monde de la Musique", the "Vivaldi Award" of the Cini Foundation, Germany’s "Echo Klassik Award", the "Edison Prize" and two "Grammy" nominations.

For Sony Classical, he recorded seven albums from 1999 to 2003 – as conductor of the Venice Baroque Orchestra with Giuliano Carmignola and mezzo-soprano Angelika Kirchschlager, and as harpsichordist with Mr. Carmignola and Anner Bylsma. For Deutsche Grammophon, releases to date include "Andromeda liberata", two albums of Baroque concertos with Giuliano Carmignola, albums of Vivaldi motets and opera arias with soprano Simone Kermes, string concertos and sinfonias of Vivaldi, and CDs of Handel and Vivaldi arias and a Monteverdi album with Magdalena Kožená, arias with Patricia Petibon and Venice Baroque Orchestra. With La Cetra Barockorchester Basel he recorded Caldara’s La concordia de pianeti, all Mozart Ouvertures and Mozart arias with Mojca Erdmann, as well as the highly acclaimed recording Nouveau Monde with Patricia Petibon and Händel’s Parnasso in Festa. With Erato/Warner a recording of Nicola Porpora’s arias for Farinelli with Venice Baroque Orchestra and Philippe Jaroussky was released.

Marcon is professor of harpsichord, organ and interpretation at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and lives in Basel and Treviso.

(c) Marco Borggreve

They palpably luxuriated in the marvellous score. Andrea Marcon conducted with gret refinement, avoiding extrems in tempo and contract. Instead, he broeught out the emotional range oft he music by means of sensitive syntax. It danced in graceful figures, fretted and fumed and, most touchingly, wept in tragic stillness.