ABOUT

Marco Arcieri was born in Rome where he accomplished his musical studies, first at the Filarmonica Romana under the guidance of Maestro Mons. Pablo Colino, then with various concert pianists and academics in Italy and abroad.

Marco Arcieri is a unique performer of Chopin’s music in his exclusive focus on the works of the great Polish composer.

Already considered a great musical talent from an early age, the pianist also followed another passion: engineering. Constantly pursuing the music and study of the great Polish musician, he led his own engineering studio until a few years ago when he closed it in order to devote himself full-time to studying and performing Chopin’s music. He has therefore only been sharing this lifelong study with the public for a few years.

Quickly recognised as a sensitive and refined performer, Marco Arcieri was engaged to perform Chopin’s complete piano works as the only soloist in the Prussian Emperor’s Castle in Berlin. Here he has been performing two concerts a year to complete the complete works of his favourite composer.

He has performed Chopin’s repertoire in various cities around the world and in 2021 he performed two concerts in Rome, at the Teatro Olimpico and at the Filarmonica Romana at the special invitation of Maestro Pablo Colino to celebrate the fulfilment of his long career as a musician, as Maestro di Cappella Emeritus of the Vatican and as Choirmaster of the Filarmonica Romana.

Arcieri has devoted his musical life to the study of Chopin, he has immersed himself so much in his personality and character that, when he plays his music, he feels at home as Chopin has become an essential part of his existence.

He practices Chopin’s music on his 1845 Pleyel piano, identical to the one on which Chopin composed and played: this allows him to hear that music with the same sonority, the same colours and timbres that the composer received in his ear and heart from that instrument.

The Pleyel piano that Marco Arcieri plays to rehearse the pieces was restored by himself by completely dismantling the mechanism, which is very different from today’s pianos.

 

Chopin is an essential part of my existence.

As Chopin describes the piano as his ‘second self’, when I sit at the piano, I too become one with my instrument.
I have devoted my musical life to the study of Chopin, I have immersed myself so much in his personality and character that, when I play his music, I feel at home.
I practices Chopin’s music on my 1845 Pleyel piano, identical to the one on which Chopin composed and played: this allows me to hear that music with the same sonority, the same colours and tones that the composer received in his ear and heart from that instrument.

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