Italian / Brazilian organist settled in Porto (PRT), Marco Brescia is a remarkable specialist in the historically informed performance practice of Iberian and Italian keyboard music (16th — 19th centuries).Mr. Brescia performs regularly in prestigious organ and early music international festivals like Euro-Via / Festival Internazionale di Venezia, Festival Organistico Internazionale Città di Treviso e della marca trevigiana, Stagione Internazionale di concerti sugli organi storici della provincia di Alessandria, Settimana Organistica Internazionale di Piacenza (ITA), Landsberger Orgel Sommer (DEU), Festival Internacional de Música Antigua de Daroca, Festival Espazos Sonoros de Galicia (ESP), Festival de Órgão da Madeira, Festival de Estoril / Lisboa (PRT), Festival Internacional de Música Colonial Brasileira e Música Antiga de Juiz de Fora (BRA), etc. The classes given by José Luis González Uriol in the early music courses of Daroca (ESP) were crucial to Mr. Brescia’s artistic development. He holds a masters in Performance of Early Music / Historic Organ (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya / Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), accomplished under the supervision of Javier Artigas and in which he was awarded with the prestigious matrícula de honor, as well as a PhD in Musicology (Universities Paris IV – Sorbonne / NOVA de Lisboa), receiving the highest commendation, très honorable à l’unanimité. Mr. Brescia is currently a researcher at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences / NOVA de Lisboa University, where he is an effective member of the CESEM – Centre for Studies of Sociology and Musical Aesthetics. Main promoter and technical coordinator of the critical restoration of the historic organ Almeida e Silva of Diamantina (1787) he was decorated by the Government of the State of Minas Gerais with the Medalha de Honra Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek.
With the soprano Rosana Orsini, Mr. Brescia recorded at the historic organ Manuel de la Viña / Ramón Cardama of the Convent of Santa Clara in Santiago de Compostela (1713/1865) the album «Angels and Mermaids: religious music in Oporto and Santiago de Compostela (18th/19th century)» (Arkhé Music, 2016). Since 2015, he has been the artistic director of the Festival Internacional de Órgão de Vila Nova de Famalicão e Santo Tirso (PRT).