Short Bio

Marco Santilli was born in Locarno and grew up in Giornico, Switzerland. After the diplomas of orchestra, teaching and clarinet soloist (Premier Prix de Virtuosité) at the Conservatories of Zurich and Lausanne, he devoted himself to improvisation and composition by mixing various influences for a style that escapes classifications. Compositions were commissioned, among others, from the International Festival Alpentöne and Stubete am See. He has published ten albums under his name and has performed in Europe, Asia and the USA. As well as working as arranger of the cycle “Geschichten erzählen mit Musik” at the Zurich Opera House, he is also currently the conductor of the newly founded Swiss Clarinet Orchestra and is a member of the SUISA Distribution and Works Committee. Marco Santilli is an official endorser of Henri Selmer Paris and Silverstein Works.