Marco Fumo is considered to be one of the best interpreters
of Afro-American piano repertoire.
Aera satisfying initial career in classical music, Marco carefully
studied early Ragtime, analyzing the origins of and inuences on early Ragtime piano.
The result is a repertoire that embraces a century of literature from the Cuban
Dances of Saumell, Gottschalk and Cervantes up through Gershwin and Duke Ellington,
including composers of Ragtime and Stride Piano such as Joplin, Scott, Lamb, Matthews,
Morton, Waller, Johnson, Jackson, Smith, and many others.
Marco has als studied and been involve in lm music composition:
he professionally collaborated with Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone for over a decade.
Marco Fumo has performed in all major Italian cities and in many major cities through
Europe and the US. He has taken part in prestigious festivals of classical and jazz
music. Moreover, Marco has played under the baton of N.Rota, D.Renzetti, N.Samale,
G.Gaslini, E.Morricone, G.Schuller, E.Intra and B.Tommaso. He has given première
performances of pieces dedicated to him by Rota, Chailly, Gentilucci, Canino, Morricone
and Di Bari. Marco has recorded for RAI, RSI and Radio Vatican, as well as the Pentaphon,
Edi-Pan, Fonit-Cetra, Dynamic and Soul Note labels.
Marco Fumo has taught piano in many conservatories: Matera, Bari,
Pescara, Udine and Castelfranco Veneto. At Castelfranco, he concluded a very important
experience: a Biennium of specialization in Afro-American Piano Literature. He has
also taught Civics Courses of Jazz in Milan for many years through the International
Academy of the Arts. He holds seminars and courses in several cities.
He has frequently collaborated with researchers and journalists
such as M.Piras, S.Zenni, R.Scivales, M.Franco and F.Fayenz. During the last few
years has played in piano duet with Hugo Aisemberg,