Marco Santini is a violinist and composer. He studied at the Conservatory in Fermo and then he graduated with honors at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik and Darstellende Kunst in Mannheim (Germany). He has won many prizes and awards in national and international competitions.

In 2005 he founded the Mannheimer Ensemble, a string orchestra that collects together young talents coming from all over the world and playing in Germany. He currently holds the role of concertmaster but he has also performed as a soloist in prestigious halls and festivals in Germany, Spain, Greece, Romania, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Russia, United States, Faroe Islands, Lithuania, China, Mongolia, Japan and Australia.

In 2010 at the Universtity of Mannheim he also graduated with full marks in Music with pedagogical orientation. Besides being very active in the classical and didactic scene, he is also very productive in jazz and modern music. He often collaborates with actors, speakers and songwriters playing in various CDs published all around Europe.

He started composing since some years trying to create a new genre where music is contaminated by classical music, world music, jazz and improvisation. Among his compositions there are original themes for strings, symphony orchestra, violin and piano duo and other music ensembles. These songs are contaminated by modern effects, Irish melodies, oriental music and classic themes which are all reinterpreted in a completely original style. His works have been used as soundtracks for theatrical performances, religious performances and television documentaries on Rai2, Rai International, Mediaset and TV2000. He has participated in several TV shows where he has been invited to perform his music live.

In 2015 OP. 1 was released. For his song “Il Cristo delle Marche” (the Christ of the Marche) he received a letter of compliments and thanks from Pope Francis who, after personally listening to his melody, wrote: “I bless you, the Christ of the Marche and whoever listens to it. May the sound of your violin become a praise to the Creation “. He was then invited to perform the song at the Pantheon in Rome in front of the highest offices of state.

He received several awards, including the honorary citizenship of San Lorenzo di Rosario (Argentina) for many cultural activities he carried out in favor of that community and a recognition of the Vallesina Award for the use of music as a tool for fun and aggregation between children of different ethnicities. It is with this spirit that he composed the music of “1000 faces 1000 voices”. This song has been chosen by the Marche Region as the anthem of all Marche schools, it is translated into different languages and sung in many Italian schools abroad.

In December 2018 his second album “VentottoDue” (February, 28th) was released: it is named in honor of his first child and his date of birth. His album draws inspiration from this unforgettable moment but, in a more general sense, from all those small and great emotions that are felt when looking at life through the eyes of a child and too often forgotten by adults. It has been presented in Italy, Germany, Denmark and soon also in Japan.

In 2019 he received prestigious awards such as “National award Franco Enriquez” and “Marchigiano of the Year” for his musical activities in Italy and abroad.