Marco Somadossi (Rovereto – Italy, 1968) studied music at the Trento “F. A. Bonporti” Conservatory where he achieved a diploma in Trombone and Instrumentation for Bands, and obtained a degree in conducting and composition of Band Music with a first-class honours degree in Tilburg, NL. He went on to further studies in Composition with Stephen Meililo (USA) and James Barnes (USA),and in Conducting with Jan Cober (NL), Felix Hauswirth (CH) and many others.
After an intense career as trombone player with several orchestras (Orchestra Giovanile Italiana, Youth Symphonic Band of the European Communities, Junge Schweizer Philarmonie, Pomeriggi musicali di Milano, Cameristi di Verona, Accademia Filarmonica Trentina, APM Brass Ensemble, En Chamade, Sudtiroler Blaserensemble, Symphonic Winds and many others) he decided to focus his actitvity exclusively conducting and composing band and ensemble music.
This allowed him to work in all Europe (Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Belarus, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, Spain) and in the USA (Stanford University, California) making himself noticed with compositions awarded with international prizes and chosen as compulsory pieces in the most important competitions of the world.
Very active both in composing original music for bands and arranging transcriptions for wind and percussions instruments, he has been particularly notable for projects, works and publications realized with the most important Italian musicians.
To be mentioned are his productions for the most important Italian music magazine, “Amadeus”, his didactics music recording with a youth band for Scomegna Ed. musicali and 9 CDs recorded as a conductor.
Appreciated jury member, he is frequently invited to hold national and international workshops . He is also often invited as guest conductor at important festivals in Italy and abroad.
He works for theatre, folk and pop music and collaborated with well-known artists as Antonella Ruggiero, Tosca, Goran Bregovic, Chiara Luppi, Mario Perrotta and Paola Roscioli.
M° Somadossi is currently teaching Composition and Instrumentation for Wind Bands at the Conservatorio Jacopo Tomadini in Udine. Furthermore, he is artistic director of the “Campus Musica Insieme”, conductor of the Banda Giovanile Anbima Friuli Venezia Giulia, of the Conservatorio di Udine Band, and since 1997, of the Corpo Bandistico di Albiano. M° Somadossi’s music is edited by Scomegna Ed. Musicali.