Marcello Di Lisa (1978) graduated in 2000 in Classics at the University of Pisa and in 2004 completed a PhD in Greek and Latin Philology and Literature at the same university, with a dissertation on the manuscript tradition of Archimedes’ works. In the same period, he collaborated with prestigious reviews of ancient philosophy, with particular regard to Greek mathematics.
As for his musical education, he studied composition, harpsichord and fortepiano.
Bringing together some of Italy’s best performers devoted to the baroque and classical repertory on period instruments, he founded at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa the orchestra Concerto de’ Cavalieri, since then performing at some of the most prestigious venues throughout Italy and abroad, in collaboration with internationally renowned soloists.
His recordings for Sony have received critical acclaim by the international press. In particular, he is involved with Sony Classical in a long-term project of several recordings (The Baroque Project) on the Italian Opera in the Eighteenth century.
With regard to musicological research, he devotes himself to the rediscovery of the Roman musical heritage of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth centuries, with special focus on Alessandro Scarlatti’s unpublished scores.