Marco Ramelli

(b. 1984)


Born in Milan (Italy), Marco Ramelli is a guitarist, composer, academic and lecturer TU Dublin Conservatoire. Marco has performed in important venues and festivals all over Europe. During his career, he has been awarded various first Prizes in international competitions in Italy, Spain, UK, France and Serbia. As a composer, Marco won the "World Guitar Composition Competition", and his music is performed regularly by internationally acclaimed soloists. Marco Ramelli has recorded on the labels Nimbus Alliance, Brilliant Classics, Pilfink records, Naxos, and Dynamic records, including the complete solo guitar music by Federico Mompou and Roberto Gerhard. A keen advocate of contemporary music, Marco commissions and premiere regularly compositions for solo and chamber music.

But his dedication to music is not only confined to his performances: Marco is also Artistic Director of some music festivals in Italy, Czech and Ireland - for instance the increasingly important Festival Corde d'Autunno in Milan and TouchTheSound Project, Dublin Guitar Symposium -as well as a very enthusiastic guitar teacher. From 2004 to 2020 he inspired the creation of more than one hundred events.

Marco obtained a doctorate in performing arts as composer and performer from the University of St Andrews (UK) with a portfolio entitled 'The Composer and the Performer: An Intertwined Relationship'. In 2022, he published a chapter in the book 'Roberto Gerhard: re-appraising a musical visionary' released by Oxford University Press. He is regularly invited to give lecture recitals, workshops and masterclasses at festivals and university worldwide in addition to presenting regularly at international conferences and acting as jury member for competitions.