Born and raised in Brazil, Marco Ferri started to play the violin at the age of 7 years old. He started his training at his hometown until the age of 19, when he moved to Sao Paulo city seeking higher training. Among his teachers are included his life mentor Claudio Micheletti (Brazil/Hungary), Winston Ramalho (Brazil/Austria), Rucker Bezerra (Brazil), Rachel Stegeman (USA), and Charles Stegeman (USA/Canada) who mentored him during his masters. Mr. Ferri participated in many masterclasses working with world famous violinists, such as, Max Rabinovijt (USA), Nicolas Koeckert (Germany), Eva Szekely (USA/Hungary) and Ferenc Szecod (Hungary). He studied chamber music under the direction of members of the Atrium Quartet (Russia), Trio Brasileiro (Brazilian Piano Trio), Naples Philharmonic (USA), Pittsburgh Symphony (USA), and Pittsburgh Opera. Mr. Ferri holds a Bachelor's in Music - Violin from Florida Golf Coast University, and a Masters In violin Performance from Duquesne University.
Voted by lessons.com one of the top 10 violin instructors on the Pittsburgh area in 2018, Mr. Ferri has attended students of all ages and levels From the USA and Brazil in his private studio and online. His students have been recognized among the most accomplished, receiving awards from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association, Florida Music Educators Association, and winning positions in youth symphonies such as Pyco and Pyso.
On stage, Marco has been seen on the most important theaters and concert halls of Brasil, performing with the Experimental Repertoire Orchestra of Sao Paulo, Academic Orchestra of Sao Paulo, and the Brazilian Young Trio, which he is a founder member. In the USA, Marco performed regularly with the Port Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, Theater Zone (Naples), Altoona Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, Westmoreland Symphony, Wheeling Symphony, Butler Symphony, and Erie Philharmonic.
Today, Mr. Ferri is a faculty member of the University of West São Paulo (Brazil), where he mentors de violin and viola studios, as well as teaching academic subjects.