Marcello Rota

After studies in Alessandria with Giacomo Zoppi who was his French horn teacher and with Felice Quaranta who was the teacher of composition, Marcello later continued conducting studies with Igor Markevitch and Franco Ferrara at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.
Conducting all of the greatest Italian orchestras he has been a frequent guest on the world’s most prestigious stages including Concertgebouw, La Scala, Musikhalle Hamburg, Filharmoniehalle (Munich, Berlin, Mannheim), Royal Albert Hall, Festival Opera Hall (Wexford), or Palais des Beaux Arts (Brussels). He has conducted many foreign orchestras in various main concert halls throughout Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, or China. He has collaborated with such remarkable artists as Rostropovic, Geringas, Bocelli, or Rampal.
Marcello Rota´s opera repertoire includes more than thirty titles with particular attention to Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini. Marcello Rota has been a principal guest conductor of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra since 2004.
He has recently appeared with this orchestra on the recordings for the JVC Victor Entertainment, on Prague Proms Festival, and accompanying Andrea Bocelli on the concerts in over forty cultural centers throughout the world.



Photo: Jadran Šetlík