The phrases highbrow, popular, classical, jazz music are often used in the common language to define a musical genre. The continuous development of the music concept, makes the boundaries that separate the various musical genres looser and somehow more fleeting. The contemporary musicians, moving steadily along these boundaries, can perform manifold artistic experiences and enrich their own professional skills. Concerts all over the world, cd recordings, teaching experience, master-Class, a broad editorial activity about the study of the double-bass and a wide list of important contributions, that is what make Claudio Marzolo a musician and teacher with a high level.
Graduated in double-bass at the Conservatorio “L.D’Annunzio” in Pescara, after a training period, improves and completes his musical and artistic education thanks to advanced courses for orchestra with important musicians such as Dorin Marc, Libero Lanzilotta, Victor Liberman, Donato Renzetti.
He has an intense concert experience with chamber and symphonic groups, both in Italy and abroad. His versatility, experience, artistic and musical education allowed him to perform in the most prestigious theatres and halls in cities like Toronto, Montreal, Windsor, Ottawa, Hamilton, Niagara (Canada), Barcellona, Madrid, Cordoba, Basque Country, Berlin, Baden Baden, Willinghen, Stoccarda and with international artists, among them Mischa Maisky, Florian Zwiauer, Rocco Filippini, the Wind Instruments of the Teatro alla Scala in Milano.
He took part in important theatre Festivals collaborating with national and international artists such as Lina Wertmüller, Susanna Rigacci, Stefano Belisari, Laura Escalada Piazzolla, Horacio Ferrer.
Although being deeply bound to his classical education, during the years, he has felt the necessity to investigate new languages and new musical genres, getting into the ethnic, latin and jazz music, which he has improved taking part to various seminars such as the “International Workshop” at the Columbia College in Chicago directed by Master Bill Russo and obtaining the Graduation in jazz music and the Second level Degree at the Conservatorio “l. Perosi” in Campobasso with full marks.
He performed in many international concerts, exhibitions, festivals such as the XXXI International Festival “Pescara Jazz 2003”, Toscana Jazz 2005, XXV Festival Internazionale “Jazz In’ Sardegna 2007” (Cagliari Jazz).
He took part in master-Classes and recorded many cds, from classical music to other musical genres.
Thanks to his teaching experience and passion for the instrument he could publish books for the study of jazz intonation and pronunciation and in 2019 he released the first texts “Double Bass Scales” Volume 1, Volume 2 and “Basic Jazz” Volume 1, Volume 2 that represent a real didactic series. He also wrote other books as co-author.
In October 2019 he formed the “Quintetto Maja”, a group that performs chamber music, and he is its director.
This new route brings him on July 2nd 2020 to attain the third Second level Degree in chamber music at the Istituto Statale Superiore di Studi Musicali e Coreutici “G. Braga” of Teramo, where he currently is double-bass teacher.
He performs in national and international theatres with a copy of the “Gaetano Rossi (1847)” which was produced by the Cremona lutherie of Marco Nolli.