Marco Minà was born in Latina, Italy, where he started to study guitar from an early age.
He completed his musical studies in Milan at the “G. Verdi” Conservatory of Music in Milan where he graduated with the best marks under the direction of Professor Ruggero Chiesa.
He also studied Aesthetics and History of Music at the University “La Sapienza” in Rome where he graduated with the best marks, cum laude, under the supervision of Professor Pierluigi Petrobelli.
He has furthermore a Master’s Degree in Teaching Music (Instrumental Didactis and Performance) both at the Conservatoire of Music “L. Refice” in Frosinone and at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Vecchi-Tonelli” in Modena.
He is graduated in Lute and continuo playing both at the “S. Cecilia” Conservatory of Music in Rome and “A. Boito” Conservatory of Music in Parma.
He attended masterclasses with Oscar Ghiglia and Ruggero Chiesa at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, with Bruno Canino and Alexander Lonquich at the Campus Internazionale di Musica in Sermoneta Caetani Castle and at the Amici della Musica in Florernce , and to the Scuola Superiore Internazionale of Trio di Trieste obtaining the “Diploma di Merito”.
He is currently teaching guitar at the Scuola Civica di Musica “G: Verdi” in Prato, at the Istituto Superiore di Studi Musicali “Vecchi-Tonelli” in Modena, Methodology in the area of Instrumental Teaching and History of Performing Arts from reinassance to the contemporary music at the “G. Frescobaldi” Conservatory of Music in Ferrara.
Still very young, he obtained several prizes at national and international level, in both a solo and chamber music capacity: International Competition City of Stresa, Grosseto, Camaiore, Cento, Premio Rovere d’Oro, Prix F. Liszt in Paris and so on.
He has given recitals and masterclasses for some of the most important Italian and European association: Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Campus Internazionale di Musica-Festival Pontino in Sermoneta Caetani Castle, AGIMUS in Rome, Cooperativa "G. Verdi" in Latina, Associazione Romana Amici della Musica, Associazione Musicale "F. Liszt" in Rome, Associazione Amici di Castel S. Angelo in Rome, ARTIS in Verona, Grandezze & Meraviglie in Modena, for beneficence for Caritas International and UILDM Lotta alla Distrofia Muscolare, Ecole Normale in Paris, to Sir Yehudi Menuhin School in Stoke d'Abernon in Surrey-England, King's College, St. Martin in the Fields, Royal Academy, The Incorporated Society of Musicians, BBC Proms in London, Bryanston School in Blandford Forum in Dorset-England, Salysbury Cathedral Season, Mirbacov Palac in Bratislava-Rep. Slovacca, to Marmorsaal der Sektkelleri Henkel & Co. Wiesbaden-Germany, to Italia-Musica, Theresianischen Akademie and Klangbogen Sommer in Vienna, as solo Guitar with the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, and in 1992 as guest guitarist at the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival in Hamburg and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Marco Minà has frequently collaborated in the performing, drama and didactics fields with artists as Hans Werner Henze, Alexander Lonquich, Lavinia Bertotti, Manuela Mandracchia, Furio Zanasi, Riccardo Minasi, Eduardo Eguez, Luca Giardini, Gabriella Martellacci.
He has recorded for the BBC Radio 3, RAI Radio 3 and for the Radio Vaticana, Radio France, Slovak and Österreiches Radio.
He is currently recording and publishing for NovAntiqua.
His repertory ranges from Reinassance and Baroque to classic-romantic composers - on original instruments - and contemporary music.
Music on NovAntiqua:
- Domenico Scarlatti, Sonate