The musical journey started at the young age of nine. Inspired by jazz fusion, he firstly started experimenting with the electric bass, and around the age of sixteen, he transitioned to classical and jazz double bass.
With the musical dream still very present, he invested some time in formal academic education, in order to acquire the essential tools and resources for his musical growth. He studied electric bass, classical and jazz double bass in Palermo Conservatory for seven years with some of the most renowned jazz and classical musicians in Italy and Europe.
He had the honour to perform with highly respected musicians such as Peter Erskine, Gianluigi Trovesi, Gregg Field, Bobby Watson, Dorado Schmitt, Samson Schmitt, Monica Mancini, Orazio Maugeri, Daniele Roccato, Adam Rudolph, Marcello Pellitteri, Mark Dresser, Sebastian Gramms, Barre Philips among others.
He was honoured to cross paths with several renowned tutors that helped him gain introspective insight on his musical journey. These tutors include Ron Carter, Dario Deidda, Daniele Roccato, Thomas Martin, Massimo Moriconi, Carlos Del Puerto, Christian Ciaccio and more.
In 2015, his musical career experiences professional stability, collaborating with several ensembles and musicians. The current list of repertoires thus far includes:
Early/Baroque: Mediterranean Baroque Ensemble (part of National Baroque Conservatory Orchestra) and Cordes et Vent.
Classical: collaborations with Massimo Theatre and Politeama Theatre (Palermo)
Contemporary: Bassmasse (an experimental ensemble of fifty double basses) and Anima Chordis (Voice, Double Bass, and Electronics)
Jazz: Palermo Jazz Orchestra (Peter Erskine, Gianluigi Trovesi, Joy Garrison, and more..), Brass Group Foundation and several national and international collaborations.
During this time, he had the opportunity to work on an experimental final thesis, focusing on music for six-string electric bass. The final result of this project was a first national integral execution of Concerto for Jazz Bass and Orchestra (J. Beal), a written concert for solo acoustic and electric bass and orchestra.
Now, after a Master in jazz double bass in Italy with an exchange in Denmark, Marco is enrolled in a classical education in Denmark.