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Cresci, born in Matera (Italy), in 1975, began making graphic art, drawing and photographs in his parents home-studios. In 1986 begins his musical and artistic journey.
Cresci graduated form Civica Scuola di Música di Milano (1993) and Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano (1993). He earned his Master of Music degree at Rotterdams Conservatorium (1998) and later worked toward an Artist Diploma with James Campbell at Indiana University Jacob School of Music (1999). His principal teachers and mentors have been Maurizio Longoni, David Searcy, Alberto Intrieri, Lorenzo Ghielmi, Emilio Pomarico, Antony Pay, Walter Boeykens, Aurèle Nicolet, James Campbell, David Baker.
Cresci gained extensive solo, chamber music and symphony orchestra experience, and subsequently became a member and/or collaborator of the Orchestra Sinfónica della RAI di Milano (1990), Divertimento Ensamble (1993-2003) European Mozart Academy (Warsaw, 1996), Orchestra of the Academy of the XX century (Aix-en-Provence, 2000), Shira International Symphony Orchestra (Jerusalem, 1997-1998), IRCAM Ensamble Intercontemporain (2000), Orquesta Sinfónica de la Escuela Superior Reina Sofía de Madrid (Madrid, 2000-2004), New York City Ballet (1999), Orquesta Sinfónica de Bilbao (1999-2004).
His commitment with new music has resulted in commissioning and premiere of numerous new works for clarinet and bass clarinet, including “Obsesión” by Jesús Rueda (2004), “Poema Breve II” by Bruno Dozza (2005), “Ignatia” by Oscar van Dillen (2003), “Soledad Sonora” by Mario Carro (2008). As member of chamber music groups, between 1990 and 2010 he collaborated with composers Franco Donatoni (1997), Louis Andriessen (1999), Krzysztof Penderecki (1996), Wolfgang Rihm (2003), Reinbert de Leew (2003), Nuno Côrte-Real (1998), Sandro Gorli (1995-2005).
He was awarded the Premio Boccardi at Accademia Musicale Chigiana di Siena (1997), granted European Community scholarship (1997-1999) and Indiana Univerisity Jacob School of Music scholarship (1999).
Second prize at Concorso Internazionale de Rovereto (1992) and Third prize at Concorso Internazionale di Stresa (1991). Has founded the Nagy Wind Cuartet (1990) Ottoventi Ensamble (2010) Trio Rodano (2003) Marco Cresci Ensamble (2010), accomplishing Dúo performance featuring church organ, accordion, guitar.
He has performed and recorded with such musicians and conductors as David Searcy, Emilio Pomarico, Aurele Nicolet, Marek Janowsky, Jaap Van Zweeden, Maxim Vengerov, Ilya Musin, Arie van Beck, Jurjen Hempel, Giovanni Antonini, Juanjo Mena, Reinbert De Leew, Vera Beths, Bruno Pasquier, Dimitri Vassilakis, Pierre Boulez, Valery Gergiev.
He has recorded CDs for Emi-Classics, Sony, Fonit-Cetra, Stradivarius, Naxos, Radio programs for Radio France, WDR, and concerts for Mezzo, Arte, RAI, RTVE.