Marcello Rota has studied french horn at the “A.Vivaldi” Conservatory of Alessandria with Giacomo Zoppi, composition with Felice Quaranta and orchestra conduction with Igor Markevitch and Franco Ferrara at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.
After having debuted with the RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin, he has conducted repeatedly the San Carlo Orchestra of Naples, the Massimo Theatre Orchestra of Palermo, “ Arena” of Verona and Cagliari, the Opera of Genoa, the Philharmonics of Turin, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Swiss Italian Orchestra, the Staatsoper of Munich, the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, the Baden-Baden Philharmonic, the Galizia Symphony Orchestra, Gran Canaria Philharmonic, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Moscow Philharmonic, Nova Russya State and Ciaikovski Orchestra, Berliner Symphony and Deutsche Oper of Berlin.
Since 1995 he has conducted in concert halls of prestige in all Europe: Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Musik Halle of Hamburg, Royal Albert Hall of London, Palais des Beaux Arts of Bruxelles and the Elizabeth Halle of Antwerpen, the Philharmonic of Munich, Berlin, Mannheim, Academy of S.Cecilia in Rome, Rome Opera and Opera of Bologna.
In Lebanon, Portugal, Mexico, Chile, Argentine, Brazil, USA, conducting the Philharmonic Orchestra of Xalapa, Symphonic of Chile, Philharmonic of Buenos Aires, Symphonic of Rio de Janeiro, San Diego Symphony,Vancouver Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Naples Symphony, Hartford Symphony, the National Opera of Beograd, Beograd Philharmonic, Obudai Danubia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic in United States, Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian National Symphony, British Philharmonic, the BBC Radio Concert Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony, Manila Philharmonic, the Presidential Orchestra of Cremlin, in Australia and New Zealand with the Melbourne Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Adelaide Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Perth Philharmonic, Aukland and New Zealand Philharmonic and in China with the National Opera and Choir of Beijing, Shanghai Symphony and Beijing Symphony Orchestra.
Since 2004 he is principal guest conductor of the Czech National Symphony Orchestra of Prague with which he has recently recorded for the Victor-JVC (15 cd of symphonic repertory)
He conducted in the Scala’s Theatre of Milan in 2006/2007 and 2009.
Many are the well known soloists who have been accompanied, like Rostropovic, Geringas, Rampal, Galway, Diaz, Sitkovetsky, Baumann, Cecilia Gasdia, Tiziana Fabbricini, Katia Ricciarelli, Katja Litting, Mariella Devia , Dinara Alieva, Maria Dragoni, Kiri Te Kanawa, Renato Bruson , Leo Nucci, Nicola Martinucci, Andrea Bocelli, Placido Domingo and Mario Malagnini.
Large is the opera repertoire with over forty titles performed and particular attention for Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi and Puccini, whose operas he has conducted earning success of audience and critique.
About last performing, he conducted in Festival Pucciniano of Torre del Lago “La bohème”, Donizetti Opera Festival “Roberto Devereux” and “Poliuto”, Genova Opera “Romeo et Juliette” of Gounod. Turin with Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai.
September 2015:Tour in China to Guangzou with Opera Theatre Carlo Felice of Genova (6 Concerts)
November 2015: Budapest and Prague concerts with ten. Andrea Bocelli, “Carmina Burana” in Moscow Crocus Arena with Nova Russya Simphony of State (chief cond. Yuri Bashmet).
December 2015: Tour in Istanbul with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (symphonic program) and Chistmas Concert to Prague with National Symphony Orch.
1 January 2016, “ Happy new year concert” in Genova with Orchestra and Choir of Opera House “Carlo Felice” .
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