Marino Capulli

Violin

As a soloist, Marino has played many concertos with orchestras including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Bottesini’s Gran Duo with Massimo Giorgi, Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins with both Massimo Spadano and Alberto Sanna, and Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe with Fabio Bagnoli. Since 2007 he has collaborated with the orchestra Gli Archi del Cherubino of L'Aquila with which he has often performed as a concerto soloist and taken part in important concert seasons both in Italy and in the UK. He has been a frequent guest of BBC Radio Merseyside where he has played live music by Bach, Paganini and Ysaÿe.

From 2016 to 2020 he played with the famous Italian chamber orchestra I Solisti Aquilani with which he performed in some of the most important Italian and European concert seasons and with internationally famous artists such as Shlomo Mintz, Marco Rizzi, Misha Maisky, Giovanni Sollima, Mario Brunello, Sergei Nakariakov, John Malkovich, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Alessandro Carbonare. During his time with the orchestra, he was also the first violinist of their string quartet, participating in many recitals across Italy. With I Solisti, he played in the Salone dei Corazzieri del Quirinale on the Italian Republic Day in the presence of President Mattarella; the concert was broadcast live by the Italian TV RAI Uno.

He has participated in numerous recordings, including one featuring pianist Alexander Lonquich as a soloist; he has also collaborated with the Colibrì Ensemble and important musicians such as Enrico Dindo, Alberto Sanna, Ruggero Allifranchini, Marcello Scandelli, Fabio Bagnoli, Francesco Di Rosa, Pietro Borgonovo, Uto Ughi, Bruno Aprea, Massimo Giorgi, Gianni De Rosa, Adriano Guarnieri, Massimo Spadano, Vanni Moretto, Marco Rogliano, and Carlo Goldstein.

Since 2017 he has been working regularly for the Liverpool-based charity Early Music as Education with which he has performed in many cities and venues in the UK and in Europe. He is currently a violin tutor with the charity and leads the second violins in their Early Music Youth Orchestra (EMYO).

Marino plays in a string ensemble called The Wondering Fiddlers with the violinist Alberto Sanna and the cellist Elizabeth Elliott. Together they have played in important festivals worldwide including Habana Clasica in Cuba and the Turin Back to Bach festival 2020. They have undertaken outreach educational work with orchestras in Cuba as well as young string players in Nairobi, Kenya.

He is currently studying for an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma at the Royal Northern College of Music under the prestigious tutelage of James Clark. He recently won the Norman George Violin Scholarship.

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