Federico Marchesano

Doublebass and Electric bass player, he’s considered one of the most versatile bassists’ on the Italian music scene. It moves in the territories of rock, classical music, jazz and theater.
In 1998 he graduated in double bass at the Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Turin with the masters Enzo Ferraris and Emilio Benzi.
In 1999 he won a scholarship for 3 years at the Walter Stauffer Academy in Cremona, where he studied with Franco Petracchi.
Also in 1999 he won the audition for the European Union Youth Orchestra, with which he participated in a European tour under the direction of Colin Davis and Bernard Haitink, performing at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Royal Halbert Hall in London.
In 2003 he performed as a soloist before the Mingus Dynasty Orchestra performing his own compositions, and is recognized as the best talent by Sue Mingus, at the Crossroads Sound Jazz Festival of Turin.
In 2004 he won the audition for the Europe Jazz Odyssey, orchestra made up of young European talents, under the direction of Louis Sclavis.
In 2006 performed as a soloist in the “Concerto for bass guitar, cello and orchestra” by Nicola Campogrande, with cellist Umberto Clerici and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Turin, at Palazzo Congressi in Lugano.
For about 10 years with his group 3Quietmen, carries out a personal research on the double bass, and composition, performing their album “Bartokosmos”, was much appreciated by critics and led them in 2008 to perform in the beautiful Concert Hall of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
From 2010, he work as a sideman with the Italian singer Elio, from the band “Elio e le storie tese”.
He joins the Quintetto Bislacco in 2013.
He has given concerts in Europe, China, South America, United States, Australia, Indonesia.
He has recorded more ‘than 50 cd’s.

Main collaborations:
Nicola Campogrande, Umberto Clerici, Corrado Giuffredi, Giampaolo Bandini, Rino Vernizzi, European Union Youth Orchestra, Orchestra dell’ Accademia di S.Cecilia, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra da Camera di S. Accardo, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra del Teatro Regio di Torino.

Elio, Stefano Battaglia, Gianluigi Trovesi, Gianmaria Testa, Butch Morris, Stefano Bollani, Louis Sclavis, Mau Mau, Achille Succi, Mary Halvorson, Saba, François Corneloup, Emanuele Cisi, Domenico Caliri.

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