Dr Marco Ramelli

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Email: marco.ramelli@tudublin.ie

Marco Ramelli Dr


Born in Milan, Marco Ramelli is a guitarist, composer, academic and educator.

Marco is in high demand as a soloist and a chamber musician, having played in prestigious venues all over the world and has worked with many other world-class musicians.  He has received several first prizes in important international competitions in Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and France. After his debut album "Energico" (Nimbus Alliance) in 2013, in 2018, he released an album with Brilliant Classics with the complete solo music of Federico Mompou and Roberto Gerhard. He made several recordings for Naxos, Dynamic Records and several radio programs.

As a composer, he has won the prestigious World Guitar Composition Competition, and his music is performed by some of the most internationally acclaimed soloists. Marco commissioned and premiered more than fifty compositions for solo and chamber music, a keen advocate of contemporary music. 


Marco is the Artistic Director of some music festivals in Italy, the Czech Republic and Ireland, such as the Festival Corde d'Autunno in Milan and the Touch The Sound Project in Carpi (Mo), Dublin Guitar Symposium (Dublin). In 2018 he was awarded the "Golden Guitar 2018" for the promotion by the Scientific Committee of the International Guitar Conference "Michele Pittaluga".


He is the classical guitar lecturer TU Dublin Conservatoire. Since he was appointed a lecturer of the TU Dublin, he has been the promoter of high-level events related to the guitar within the institution, such as the Dublin Guitar Symposium, TU Dublin Guitar Days and a series of masterclasses with the most renowned international guitarists. Ramelli has presented masterclasses and lectures at important music institutions in Italy, Ireland, Spain, the UK, Greece, China, and the USA.


Marco completed his Doctorate in the the University of St Andrews (UK). He began studying the guitar with Andrea Dieci, graduating from the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan; later, he obtained a second level post-graduate diploma (with full marks and magna cum laude) at the Luca Marenzio Music Conservatory in Darfo. He graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland with a master’s degree of Performance (APEL) with honors with Alan Neave in guitar and Rory Boyle in composition. He also has a master’s degree in Chamber Music and a degree in Computer Science from Bicocca University.

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