Born in Italy, Marika Lombardi studied at the National School of Music in Milan where she was awarded the first prize for oboe and for chamber music. Her career commenced in 1988 with a successful solo tour. Then she moved to Paris, where she was awarded several first prizes (Conservatoire National de Région de St Maur, Ecole Nationale de Musique de Montreuil, Ville de Paris). She studied with masters such as Pierre Pierlot, Hansjörg Schellenberger, Maurice Bourgue, Ingo Goritzki, Lothar Koch and Sergiu Celibidache. A prize winner at several international oboe and chamber music competitions, among which one at the Cziffra Foundation, she plays regularly in chamber music and orchestral concerts throughout all the Europe and USA, as soloist or with leading musicians including Bruno Canino, Sylvie Gazeau, Henry Demarquette, Nathalie Dang.
Since 2000 she has been the artistic director of the “Risonanze Armoniche” international festival and academy in Lasino (Italy) and “Oboe festival” in Paris. She has been teaching oboe in Paris since 1992 at the Conservatoire Municipal du Centre and du 9ème de Paris as well as at the national schools of music in Pantin and Chantilly, the CRR d'Aubervilliers and the Schola Cantorum. In 2012 she was invited to teach a master class at N.Y. University. Her works have been chosen for several radio broadcasts, including those on France Musique (France) and Rai 3 Suite (Italy). She plays a Howarth-London oboe.