Marco Misciagna

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Marco Misciagna
Background information
Born (1984-02-05) 5 February 1984 (age 40)
Bari, Italy
GenresClassical
Occupation(s)Violist Violinist
Instrument(s)Viola Violin
LabelsBrilliant Classics
Websitehttps://www.marcomisciagna.com/

Marco Misciagna (Italian pronunciation: [ˈmarko miʃˈʃaɲɲa] ; born 5 February 1984) is an Italian violinist and violist.

Biography[edit]

Musical education[edit]

Marco Misciagna was born in Bari, Italy.[1] He graduated at the age of 15 in violin and viola at the N. Piccinni Conservatory of Bari and later obtained the diploma at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.[2] He was invited by the former president of the Italian Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi to the Quirinal Palace in Rome, as the best student of the conservatory.[3] He studied with Corrado Romano and with Đorđe Trkulja (former first violin of Zagreb Quartet).[4] He progressed to study with Salvatore Accardo at the Accademia Stauffer in Cremona, with Boris Belkin and with Jury Bashmet at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, where he was awarded two Honour Diplomas and won the Prize Monte dei Paschi di Siena twice, as best violinist and best viola player in the school (first time in the history of the Academy).[5]

Career[edit]

In 1999 he won the First Prize for young talented musicians “M. Benvenuti” of Vittorio Veneto.[6]

For years he has been soloist of the Spanish String Orchestra of Màlaga[7] and has been a guest of the major halls and international institutions, including the Berliner Philarmonie,[8] Essen Philarmonie, Hamburg Laieszahalle, Mannheim Rosengarten, the Meistersingerhalle Nuremberg, the Prinzeregententheater of Monaco, Arriaga Theater in Bilbao,[9] Musikverein in Vienna,[10] Victoria Eugenia Theater in San Sebastian, Komitas Chamber Music Hall,[11] Kiev Opera House, Dar Sebastian in Tunisia,[12] Sala Sinopoli Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Balboa Theater in San Diego in California, Fox Tucson Theatre, St. Francis Auditorium of Santa Fe in New Mexico, C.W. Eisemann Center, Rudder Theater, Empire Theater in Texas, American Theater in Hampton in Virginia, Lehman Center and Carnegie Hall in New York.[13]

Marco Misciagna during the concert held at Carnegie Hall in New York - May 23, 2015

He has collaborated with Uto Ughi,[14] Alexander Rudin,[15] Sergey Stadler,[16] Alexander Markov, Mariana Sirbu, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Ramin Bahrami, Antony Pay,[17] Franco Petracchi, José Serebrier, and Vladimir Zubitsky.[18]

He is Honorary Professor of the S.Rachmaninov State Conservatory in Tambov,[19] the Far Eastern State Academy of Art of Vladivostok (Russia),[20] the Institut Supérieur de Musique de Sousse (University of Sousse, Tunisia),[21] the Estaban Salas Conservatory of Santiago de Cuba,[22] the Pettman National Junior Academy of Music (Auckland, New Zealand), the Komitas State Conservatory of Yerevan (Armenia).[23]

He is honorary principal soloist of the Arkhangelsk State Chamber Orchestra,[24] the Camerata Esteban Salas and the Orchestra Sinfonica de Oriente (Cuba).[25]

In 2018 he received the Gold Medal from the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for the commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Kiev Opera House.[26]

He is Lieutenant Commissioner of the Volunteer Military Corps of the Italian Red Cross, auxiliary of the Armed Forces, with Decree of the President of the Republic.[27]

Discography[edit]

He made a CD produced by the Dynamic record company and sponsored by the Lions Club, the proceeds of which were donated to charity to construct of a multifunctional center dedicated to children. In addition, he has recorded for the record company DAD-Records, in world premiere recording, the Quintet op. 128 and the Rhapsody op.88 by R.Gervasio.[28] His CD Album dedicated to Bartolomeo Campagnoli's 41 Caprices for viola op.22, arranged for Viola and Piano by Carl Albert Tottmann, produced by Brilliant Classics, was awarded of two Global Music Awards Gold Medals.[29]

  • Christmas In Classic - Marco Misciagna, Vito Vilardi - Label: Terramiamusic - 2010[30]
  • Carulli, Giuliani, Paganini - Marco Misciagna, Vito Vilardi - Label: Digressione Music - DCTT113 - 2018[31]
  • Sette, Vittorio Pasquale - Marco Misciagna - Label: Digressione Music[32]
  • The Curve Of A Day - Marco Misciagna[33]
  • Beautiful Melodies for Viola and Piano - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: IMD - IMD100 - 2021[34]
  • Chamber and Piano Solo Works, Vol. 3 - Marco Misciagna[35]
  • The Greatest Movie Soundtracks for Viola and Piano - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: IMD - IMD200 - 2022[36]
  • Maurice Vieux Complete Music for Unaccompanied Viola (World Premiere Recording) - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: Digressione Music - DCTT129 - 2022[37]
  • Bartolomeo Campagnoli: 41 Caprices for Viola, Op. 22, arranged for Viola and Piano by Carl Albert Tottmann - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: Brilliant Classics - 96551 - 2022[38]
  • Federigo Fiorillo: 36 Caprices Op.3 for Violin, Transcribed for Viola by Marco Misciagna - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: Brilliant Classics - 97018 - 2023[39]
  • Albrecht Blumenstengel: 24 Etudes Op.33 for Violin, Transcribed for Viola by Marco Misciagna - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: MM - MM01 - 2023[40]
  • Richard Hofmann: 15 Studies Op.87 for Viola - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: MM - MM02 - 2024[41]
  • Francesco Paolo Supriani: 12 Toccatas for Cello, Transcribed for Viola by Marco Misciagna - Marco Misciagna, viola - Label: MM - MM03 - 2024[42]
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Arranged for Viola Solo by Marco Misciagna (Live)- Label: MM - MM04 - 2024 [43]
  • Tico-Tico no Fubá, Arranged for Viola Solo by Marco Misciagna (Live) - Label: MM - MM05 - 2024 [44]

Original compositions and arrangements[edit]

Original compositions:

  • Two Flamenco Caprices for unaccompanied viola - El vito / Malagueña (also a version for unaccompanied violin)[45]
  • Introduction and Variations on the Theme Mer Hayrenik (Armenian National Anthem) for unaccompanied viola[46]
  • Morricone Film Suite for solo viola (Suite in 8 movements, homage to Ennio Morricone)[47]
  • Viola Blues for unaccompanied viola[48]
  • 6 Jazz Viola Preludes for unaccompanied viola (1-Ragtime, 2-Cafè Concerto, 3-Ragtime Boogie, 4-Ballade, 5-J.S.Bach Joke, 6-Jazz Viola Prelude)[49]
  • Jerusalem Fantasy for unaccompanied viola (homage to A.Vinitsky)[50]
  • Samba for unaccompanied viola[51]
  • Star Wars Suite for unaccompanied viola (homage to John Williams)[52]
  • Jazz Caprices for unaccompanied viola[53]
  • 3 Pieces, Homage to Charlie Byrd for unaccompanied viola (1-Swing'59, 2-Blues for Felix, 3-Spanish Viola Blues)[54]
  • Fantasia on the Irish folk song "The last rose of summer" : for violin and piano / Romolo Pio Misciagna ; (revision and violin cadence by Marco Misciagna)[55]

Arrangements:

Awards[edit]

His awards include:

  • 2017 - Award “Arte, Sport e territorio” – Excellence from Puglia.
  • 2019 - International Award "Fontane di Roma" (37th edition)[66]
  • 2019 - Elmo Prize "Stories of Ordinary Culture"[67]
  • 2019 - International Prize - Gold Medal "Maison des Artistes" (Sapienza University of Rome);[68]
  • 2019 - Constantinus Magnus International Award (Constantinian Nemagnic Order of St.Stephen);[69]
  • 2019 - “Vigna d’Argento” Award (Palazzo Montecitorio, Chamber of Deputies, Rome);[70]
  • 2019 - International Award "Duchess Lucrezia Borgia"[71]
  • 2019 - City of Naples International Award for Art, Culture and Fashion, 9th Edition Academy Oscar.[72]
  • 2019 - “Cicero Award” (Fondazione “Marco Tullio Cicerone”)[73]
  • 2019 - Vincenzo Crocitti Award (“VINCE International”, Rome)[74]
  • 2019 - Gold Histonium Award[75]
  • 2019 - Mona Lisa Award 2019[76]
  • 2020 - Ubaldo Lay Award[77]
  • 2020 - The "Silver Chimera" 2020 award[78]
  • 2021 - National Award "Silver Eagle"[79]
  • 2024 - Gold Medal in the artistic sector of Norman Academy[80]
  • 2024 - Gold Medal (Best Classical) awarded to CD Album "Campagnoli: 41 Caprices for Viola Op.22, arranged for Viola & Piano by Carl Albert Tottman", Global Music Awards (La Jolla, California)[81]
  • 2024 - Gold Medal (Best Duo) awarded to CD Album "Campagnoli: 41 Caprices for Viola Op.22, arranged for Viola & Piano by Carl Albert Tottman", Global Music Awards (La Jolla, California)[82]

Honors[edit]

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