Marco Beasley
Day 9 - SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH - 21:00 h

The personality of Marco Beasley embraces the carefree soul of Naples, the joie de vivre of making music, and the desire to be immersed in the world of poetry and literature. Many different qualities reside within him: the clear and unmistakable purity of timbre in his voice; a very particular vocal technique which is the result of extensive personal study and historical research; the love of words, both sophisticated and dialectical; a natural predisposition for communication and expressiveness. All result in a variety of vocal colours and registers, a captivating musical approach in which joy and burlesque irreverence give way to a more elegiac and solitary style, at once intimate and moving. From Gregorian chant to polyphony, from the sixteenth-century frottola to motets, from the recitar cantando to the great Neapolitan songs, up to modern re-inventions of historical genres: the exceptional qualities both vocal and expressive, united with his personal sensibility and fantasy, result in interpretations which are always new and allow him to cover an enormously vast range of musical styles and periods.

His personal research into vocal production and the intelligibility of sung texts have earned him the praise of an ever-increasing public. In 2009 the Dutch VSCD nominated him for Best Performer of the Year.

Marco Beasley was born in Naples in 1957. During his musical studies at the University of Bologna, while deepening his knowledge of the two stylistic pivots of the late Renaissance, he began an active concert career which quickly took him to some of the most prestigious venues, from the Mozarteum in Salzburg to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome to the Lincoln Center in New York.

After thirty years of rich musical experiences he left Accordone, the group he founded in 1984. Thus, he decided to undertake an even more personal and independent journey. He is actually working on new programmes for “solo voice” as well as for several instruments, in which he will continue to flourish as a singer, actor and songwriter.