Marco published the album "Belli in zona" (Altrisuoni AS209) together with saxophone player Giordano Muto, for which they received best critics. You may find more infos about Belli in zona here



Biography of Marco Santilli

Born in Locarno, the Italian speaking region of Switzerland, Marco was a graduate of the commercial college. He studied the clarinet at the Zurich Music Academy with Hansjürg Leuthold and Heinz Hofer and wind orchestra conducting with Franco Cesarini. After receiving his diploma in orchestral performance and teaching, he became adjunct clarinetist for the orchestra of the Zurich Opera House and for the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana. Marco earned his soloist diploma with a "First Prize for Virtuosity" from the Lausanne Music Academy, where he had studied with Frédéric Rapin. Workshops with George Robert, Gary Burton/Makoto Ozone, Oliver Ker Ourio, George Gruntz and Ken Peplowski. Marco took part in "Berklee at Umbria Jazz" and Zurich Jazz School programs. Chamber music and concerts with the Zurich Opera Orchestra, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and others. In the realm of jazz, performances at "Estival Jazz" Lugano, the "Montreux Jazz Festival Off" and the "Blues to Bop" Lugano. During his stay in NY: concerts with various groups, among them the Michael Rabinowitz quartet (Mingus Orchestra).