"[...] a large audience that appreciated the extraordinary qualities of the 24-year-old soloist [...] It takes uncommon qualities, high digital speed and courage to deal with such virtuoso marathons. Alessandro Marino, in this field, seems to us already at ease... [...] "
(La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno)
“The impetus of the pianist, in his unbridled
and overwhelming enthusiasm [...]
certainly is engraved on memory”
(Giornale di Sicilia)
Alessandro Marino is the Top Prize-winner of the 2015 Ibla Grand Prize competition, through which he made a USA tour and debut at Carnegie Hall in 2016. In 2014 he was awarded with 2nd prize (with 1st not awarded) at Alkan-Zimmerman International Piano Competition in Greece. He is also the winner of the Festival Nuove Carriere 2010 promoted by Cidim with the collaboration of Roma Tre Orchestra, in which he was voted by University students, who appreciated particularly "[...] the magnetism, the energy and the brilliance Alessandro Marino puts in all of his interpretations".
He regularly performs as a soloist for the most important associations and festivals in Italy such as Sala Verdi of Milan Conservatory for the prestigious season of Società dei Concerti di Milano, Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Festival Verdi of Parma, Festival MiTo both in Milan and Turin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Festival Brescia and Bergamo, Amici della Musica di Palermo in the Politeama Theatre, Associazione Musicale Etnea of Catania, Filarmonica Laudamo of Messina, Camerata Musicale Barese, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Roma Tre Orchestra, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara. He regularly also performs in prestigious venues in the Netherlands (Felix Meritis in Amsterdam), Spain (Fundación Botín in Santander), France (Piano aux Jacobins in Toulouse), Switzerland (Longlake Festival Lugano), USA (Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall in New York, Argenta Theater in Little Rock, Arkansas), Georgia (Tbilisi State Conservatoire Grand Hall), Vietnam (Hanoi Opera House).
His concerts have often been broadcast by television and radio stations. In particular, Sky Classica HD recorded a documentary on his figure for the show Talenti!. In 2009 he was a guest and played live on an episode of Pauw&Witteman show, the most famous talk-show of the Netherlands. In 2013 he played in Quirinale, the official residence of the President of the Italian Republic and the concert was live recorded and broadcast by the italian channel Rai Radio3. He also played for the “Tutto Chopin” marathon in Milan, arranged by Imola Academy, recorded and broadcast by Mediaset. In his solo recitals beside traditional repertoire there is often space for compositions of less known romantic composers such as Alkan, Gottschalk, Moszkowski.
In 2011 he received the Diploma released by the International Piano Academy of Imola in which he studied under the guidance of M° P. Rattalino and graduated summa cum laude both at Trapani Conservatory, under the guidance of M° S. Spanò, and at Cesena Conservatory. He holds a 2nd level postgraduate Master at Milan Conservatory perfecting with M° G. Bellucci. He performed in several masterclasses with outstanding musicians such as F. Scala, Z. Kocsis, R. Levin, Vo. Ashkenazy, A. Lucchesini, L. Richaud, W. Wojtal, A. Torger, R. Risaliti, O. Niederdofer, J. Soriano, C. Pescia, Y. Jun. In 2013 he attended the course Professional Training in Entrepreneurship and Promotion in Music (AMA) conceived and organized by “Accademia Teatro alla Scala”.
He is currently teaching at Conservatorio "A. Buzzolla" in Adria, Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali "Achille Peri" in Reggio Emilia, Scuola di Musica Ottavanota in Milan. Moreover, he was Professor at the Imola Piano Academy "Talent development - Eindhoven", Conservatorio "L. Perosi" in Campobasso and Conservatorio "L. Marenzio" in Brescia. He also gave lessons and masterclasses at the Vietnam National Academy in Hanoi and Georgetown University in Washington DC.