Winner – 2011 Scottish International Guitar Competition
Born in Milan, Italy in 1984 Marco Ramelli has been a first prize winner at international competitions including the Blas Sanchez, Città di Seveso, Rocco Peruggini and Riviera Etrusca competitions, and was the winner of the inaugural Scottish International Guitar Competition held at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. In addition, he won second prize at the renowned Seville International Guitar Competition in 2012. Marco regularly performs in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom and recently made his USA debut in Los Angeles. His concert career has featured performances at international music festivals including the Stagione Internazionale della Chitarra di Lodi in Italy, and in the UK at the Big Guitar Weekend (Glasgow), Guitar Master (Brighton) and the Tolmen International Guitar Festival (Cornwall). Marco Ramelli is Artistic Director of the Festival Corde d’Autunno in Milan, and combines this role with an active teaching career. Marco began his studies with Andrea Dieci, graduating from the Conservatorio di musica Giuseppe Verdi in Milan, followed by a post-graduate diploma from the Conservatorio Luca Marenzio Darfo (Italy). He has participated in masterclasses throughout Europe with world-renowned guitarists such as Pavel Steidl and Oscar Ghiglia. From 2007 to 2011 he regularly attended the Giulio Regondi Guitar Academy in Milan, continuing his studies with Andrea Dieci and Bruno Giuffredi. Marco Ramelli plays on an Angelo Vailati guitar.