Music

Born in Biella in 1977.


Marco Casazza started to play violin under the guidance of M° Luigi Agazzini.

He got his academic degree in violin at the Conservatory of Music "G. Verdi "in Turin under the guidance of Maestro Paola Tumeo. He also has a master degree in physics from the University of Turin.


He has played in several orchestral ensembles, both as first violin as a soloist, including that of the choir RAI - City of Turin.


He began working in music duo with pianist Michela Varda, then continuing with the organists Guido Donati and Paolo Maria Guardiani (with whom he has also performed in 2009 during the important international organ festival of St. Raphael in France).


Actually Marco Casazza continues his duo experience with the organist Luca Massaglia, with a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music.

In particular, since 2001 he has devoted to the performance of contemporary music, starting from the execution Carlo Pinelli quartet with oboe concertante (1946), played in the occasion of his 90th birthday.


Marco Casazza is also active as a violin player, giving concerts focused on contemporary and alive composers.


Guido Donati wrote for him four pieces for solo violin (‘Weinachtslied’; ‘Jesu leiden, pein un tod’; ‘Erstanden ist der Heil’ge Christ’; ‘Deus Creator Omnium’, dedicated to the memory of S.E. Card. Carlo Maria Martini). The italian composer Carlotta Ferrari wrote for him ‘Diptych of death’ (2014), ‘Ciaccona sul nome di Bach’ (2015) and ‘Hope for a Celestial City - A Triptych (2015). Finally, Luca Massaglia wrote and dedicated to Marco Casazza “La Nuit des Gargoyles”, remembering their 2014 tournée in France.


He is currently in charge of the restoration and enhancement of the music archive of the ARCI association "Arturo Toscanini" in Turin, containing more than 500 works (both printed and hand-written) plus letters and photographies.


Finally, he is also involved theatre music writing. In particular, he helped in realizing the soundtrack for "Goodbye Youth (Turin, 1911)," based on the original work of Camasio and Oxilia (Milan, 1911). He wrote the musics for "Semi-Final Match", based on the play of Samuel Barclay Beckett and written by Paride Mensa, which was represented for the first time, in 2011, during the festival "Asti Teatro 33" (Asti) and "Civit'Arte" (Civita di Bagnoregio).


Marco Casazza has recently started an artistic collaboration with the actor, director and playwright Adriano Pellegrin (a former pupil of Carmelo Bene) with a new work, “Parole Suonate e Musica Parlata”, merging the history of theatre and the history of music.

He is a member of the association ASPOR (Association for the Protection of the organ heritage of Piemonte). He has taught the master classes in “elements of violin making” at the Conservatory of Music "G. Verdi "in Turin. He is working closely with the Master Luthier Enzo Cena at the Piemontese Violin Making Association Centre (Associazione Centro Liuteria Piemontese), which was created inside the Oratory of St. Philip in Turin to enhance the value of Piedmont violin making and develop the research related to the technology and acoustics of stringed instruments.

Marco Casazza has continued his studies in violin with Kató Havas, Raimondo Matacena, Massimo Marin and Giacomo Agazzini. In addition, he studied chamber music with the Carlo Bertola and Manuel Zigante. He finally took several courses in organ improvisation (Guido Donati) and semiotics of contemporary music (Giulio Castagnoli).