Marcos Vinicius. Guitarist, composer and teacher.
A very original and unique meeting with the guitar , just at eight years hold, left him dazzled and indelibly marks his destiny as artist.
Vinicius begins his brilliant career as the very young winner of the prestigious National Guitar competition “Villa Lobos” and soon is awarded with Certificate of Merit at the Chigiana Music Academy of Siena, Italy, as the best pupil of Oscar Ghiglia.
Right from the start, he gives concerts all over the world, including: USA, State of Vatican City, Spain, Serbia, Montenegro, Mongolia, Ukraine, Austria, United Kingdom, Finland, Turkey, Peru, Cyprus, Poland, Italy, Palestina, Israel, Yugoslavia, China (he is the Artistic Consultant of the prestigious Xi’An Baroque School of Music, and was one of the few performers at locations like the Music Concert Hall into the National Library, the Music Concert Hall at Beijing University and at Music Concert Hall in Ningbo) .
Among the most impressive seats where he has performed his recitals, there are the Wigmore Hall in London (so dear to Julian Bream) and the Headquarters of United Nations, in New York.
The prestigious publisher Carrara (distribuited by Schott Music) has dedicated to him a special series, the “Marcos Vinicius Guitar Collection”, including several transcriptions (Telemann, Rossini, Bach, Georg Haendel, Weiss, Sanz, Paganini, Penambuco), many original compositions and technical guitar treatises.
He also gives cooperations in Italy with Rugginenti Editore, Preludio Music, Sonitus; in Canada with Doz Productions; in Spain with Periferia Sheet Music.
He pulishes with record companies: Discantica, Pongo Classica, Sonitus, Idyllium.
Many radios and TV broadcasters in several countries (China, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Peru, Canada, USA, Vatican City State) often devote to him special tv programs, as important music performer and composer: RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Vatican Radio and TV, as well as the asiatic program “Music Stories” on CCTV9 China.
Due to his talent as composer, for wind and string instruments as well as for chamber music groups – duo and quartets – he has been appointed with some important awards as “Premio Bolgheri Melody” (also assigned to the italian singer Gianna Nannini and to the ex-president of the Republic Carlo Azeglio Ciampi) and “ REA Award””, during the famous Sanremo Music Festival.
In 1992 , thanks to the performance of the Concierto de Aranjuez ( of wich the author Joaquin Rodrigo thanked him inviting him personally in his summer residence) played with the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra, he deserves the brazilian critic award as “ Best Solo player 1992”.
In 2004 in Milan he is protagonist in a Messa-concert organized by the Brazilian Cultural Institute in Milan to celebrate Ayrton Senna, his compatriot prematurely dead.
In 2010 he becomes testimonial for ONU and FAO for the World Food Day. He makes his performance in Gerico – the most ancient town in the world – in occasion of its 10.000° birthday and, than, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, in front of the Secretary Mr. Ban Ki Moon.
Invited as special guest for the World Food Day, he performed together with Dee Dee Bridgwater, while Jeremy Irons is declared Goodwill Ambassador, in front of Carl Lewis, Carla Fracci, Gina Lollobrigida, Pietro Mennea, Nino Benvenuti, Céline Dion, Roberto Baggio, everybody testimonials on the radio-tv campaing in favour of FAO projects in the Horn of Africa.
Among the most important orchestra- cooperations, it must be mentioned the “Pernambuco Symphony Orchestra, the “Minas Gerais Symphony Orchestra”, the “Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana” and the “ Kiev Symphony Orchestra” as well as his several outstanding performances in the main towns in Brazil as Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Recife, Olinda, Belém and Florianopolis; in Turkey at the prestigious Cemal Resit Rey Concert Hall in Istambul.
Also fascinated by the vocality, he has composed a magnificent “Ave Maria”, for mix choir . This inspired piece was the winner at the prestigious Vicktoria International Choir Exhibition Festival in Kiev and is chosen as ode for the International Choir Festival in Brazil just dedicated, in September 2017, to Mother Mary.
After that, Vinicius continued to compose many others vocal works, like complete Messa, Salve Regina, Anima Christi, Alma Redemptoris Mater and many others.
Recently he received the prestigious award “The gift of the Humanity “ for his activity in support of human rights worldwide-
He is the President of the Classic Guitar Academy of Milan and the Artistic Director and teacher for Pre Academic and High Level courses in many Academy all over the world.
He reived the Saint Pio Award 2015.
He is the author of “Sounds from the Ring” – Idyllium Ed.-, the original soundtrack of docu-movie “L’Oro dei Cinquanta”, about the 50° Golden Anniversary for the world victory of the boxe champion Nino Benvenuti at Madison Square Garden NY, in the April 17th 1967.
Currently he is professor in pre-academic and high-level courses in classical guitar at the Praeneste International Music Academy in Rome, Italy.