"Marco Vitale was born in Palermo (Italy) in 1980. He studied piano, organ, harpsichord and composition at Palermo’s “V. Bellini” Conservatory. He took the piano diploma in 2001 and the organ diploma in 2002 with full marks and “Cum Laude”. He took part in many international master-classes where he developed his skills and taste for baroque music.
His concert life began at age of 15, with performances as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed as a continuo player with well-known orchestras and conductors.
In 2002 he moved to The Netherlands where he studied at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
Marco Vitale took degrees in organ with Jos van der Kooy, and Early Music (harpsichord) with Ton Koopman and Tini Mathot.
Marco Vitale is the co-founder and musical director of “Contrasto Armonico”, a baroque orchestra specialized in the performance of music in italian stytle and baroque operas; in 2008 started a cooperation with the Dutch label Brilliant Classics, for whom he recorded already the serenata “Aci, Galatea e Polifemo” by Handel. For he will record, in October 2008, the Handel’s oratorio “La Resurrezione”, which will be released in the first half of the Handel year 2009. In addition to performing, he also works as teacher, giving master-classes throughout Europe and teaching Harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (Netherlands). " Visit website for more information. (ed.)
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