Conductor, organist and harpsichordist, Andrea Marcon was born in Treviso. He received a diploma in Early Music from Basel’s Schola Cantorum Basiliensis for his organ and harpsichord studies with Jean-Claude Zehnder and conducting with Hans Martin Linde. He won first prize in the organ competition at Innsbruck in 1986 and, in 1991, first prize for harpsichord at Bologna. He also studied with Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Hans van Nieuwkoop, Jesper Christensen, Harald Vogel and Ton Koopman.
Mr. Marcon founded the Venice Baroque Orchestra (VBO) in 1997 and has since led the group to international acclaim. He is also artistic director of La Cetra Baroque orchestra in Basel where he runs an opera production every season.
Today Mr. Marcon is widely recognized as a leading interpreter of the Baroque and Classical periods. He is a regular guest conductor at the Frankfurt Opera, and he has been invited by the BR, WDR, HR, NDR and RSB symphony orchestras, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte Carlo, Danish National Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Granada, where he has been appointed artistic director from the season 2012/13. In October 2012 he made his highly acclaimed debut with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with a pure Vivaldi program including Vivaldi’s Gloria.
He has been conducting opera productions at Aix-en-Provence festival with Freiburger Barockorchester and collaborated first time in January 2016 with Concerto Köln (Ariodante) in Amsterdam..
He works with artists such as Magdalena Kožená; Philippe Jaroussky, Franco Fagioli, Nicola Benedetti, Giuliano Carmignola, Viktoria Mullova to name a few.
Mr. Marcon has recorded more than 50 CDs. For his recordings as organist and harpsichordist he has been awarded four times with the Deutschen Schallplatten Kritik prize. Mr. Marcon’s recordings as conductor have also received several accolades, including the Diapason D’Or, Choc du Monde de la Musique, the Vivaldi Award of the Cini Foundation, Germany’s Echo Award and the Edison Prize.
Mr. Marcon is professor of harpsichord, organ and interpretation at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. In 1982 he was the founding harpsichordist and organist for the Treviso-based ensemble, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca (1982-1997). He also founded and served as artistic director of the International Organ Festival “Città di Treviso” where he helped facilitate the restoration of the city’s historic organs.