Steiner Invitation Series Speaker
Marco Fusi is an internationally known multi-instrumentalist, and a passionate advocate for the music of our time. Among many collaborations with emerging and established composers, he has premiered works by Billone, Sciarrino, Eötvös, Cendo and Ferneyhough. As violinist and violist, Marco has performed with Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Beat Furrer, David Robertson, and frequently plays with leading contemporary ensembles including Klangforum Wien, MusikFabrik, Meitar Ensemble, Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Linea, Interface (Frankfurt), Phoenix (Basel) and Handwerk (Köln). Marco also plays viola d’amore, commissioning new pieces and collaborating with composers to promote and expand existing repertoire for the instrument. A strong advocate and educator of contemporary music, he has given lectures and workshops at Columbia University, U.C. Berkeley, Basel Musikhochschule, New York University, Boston University, Royal Danish Academy of Music, and the University of Chicago. Marco teaches Contemporary Chamber Music at the Milano Conservatory and is Researcher in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. At CMU, Fusi spoke with students about early tuning systems and other topics in Professor Annie Hui-Hsin Hsieh’s Harmony 1 course in the School of Music.