Carlo Marchione (Rome, 1964) is regarded as one of the best guitarists of the new generation.
He has been awarded many top prizes at international competitions and is now a regular guest at festivals throughout Europe, appearing both as soloist and with orchestra and various chamber music ensembles.
While touring Russia in 1997 he was invited to perform at the prestigious Tchaikowsky Conservatory in Moscow as well as in the Philharmonia of St. Petersburg, an honor very rarely bestowed upon a guitarist. In October 1998 he gave his debut in the Berliner Philharmonie.
He started taking guitar lessons at the age of 10 with L. Cauzzo, later on he attended lessons with L. Galuzzi. In 1983 Carlo Marchione finished his studies at the Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome in the class of Mario Gangi. Thanks to his big interest in old music he has participated in courses by Betho Davezac and Toyohiko Satoh.
Carlo Marchione teaches at the Conservatory Maastricht in Holland.