Rosario De Marco is a gifted musician and composer. A master guitarist who also has the capacity to compose. His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from jazz, classical, folk and popular music.

Mediterranean Sound with No Borders Solo guitar music, original composition.

We suppose one could call this original mediterranean, A-vanguard, contemporary folk music in the strictest sense of the word. With this mixture of different musical inspirations he creates his own personal and highly melodious style.

Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including “Light and Shadows”,“Roots” and “Intuition”.

Successful performances include as support act for Omara Portuendo (Buena Vista Social Club), and Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Melbourne Concert Hall

Testimonials

Met this amazing human being let alone a brilliant guitar player at Grind one night in Cronulla by chance. Rosario De Marco can improvise over his soul-deep pieces with no end in sight, in fact, there’s a sense of infinite dialogue. I can listen to this music forever. D.

I was there at the museum concert and it was absolutely sublime! I’m glad so many other people thought so too.

Thanks for keeping me informed,

N.

Rosario,

When I came to hear you play on Friday night, I was stagnant inside, indifferent …but your music made me feel again…about the things I have given up in the name of complacency and blandness…suffering had blinded me from “the treasures’ within…but I now know they are still there Let know when you play again so I can relive this “douleur!” A bientot

M.

Hi,

I’ve just come from experiencing the magical sounds of Rosario De Marco at “Global Sounds at Sunset”. His music, like his instrument, is his heart and soul, and it certainly hit a cord within me. I’d like to thank him and his band for all he offers those that are blessed to be encompassed in his Universal Language. May it spread, open, and connect the hearts and souls of many.

I ask for more information about Rosario and his upcoming performances, and that this may be passed on directly to the Artists. Intuition led me to his performance…. And the gift he gave me was Intuition the album.

Thanks again,

A.

Reviews

“Those who enjoy guitar music that flows like a cooling stream over the soul should hear this session … This music relaxes the listener and enhances immediate pleasures no matter how passive.”

(Michael Foster, Canberra Times)

“Passionate & inspired guitar playing are the two words that came to mind while listening to this CD that beautifully brings together the diverse styles of flamenco, Mediterranean, classical & folk. While there are many technically proficient guitarists, it is those who play with warmth & expressiveness that set themselves apart. With “Intuition”, Rosario has recorded a truly distinctive CD that clearly establishes him as a member of the upper echelon of creative guitarists.” Norman Beberman, GuitarNation.com

Italian

Rosario De Marco

“Una musica soave e vellutata. Che non cerca mai l’acuto ma che piano si leva tra le onde armoniche di accordi capaci di esaltare ogni elemento della parte ritmica, in un lento crescendo che alla fine ti rapisce.” D.

Rosario De Marco è un musicista e compositore il cui talento è ormai noto a diversi artisti internazionali di fama.

E’ un magistrale chitarrista con una vena compositiva raffinata ma dalle sonorità indubbiamente moderne. La sua musica affonda profonde radici nelle calde e passionali terre del sud d’Europa, giocando con le sonorità della musica jazz, folk e  popolare che abbraccia tutto il bacino del Mar Mediterraneo. Rosario le reinventa elegantemente in un travolgente sound moderno che travalica le frontiere della musica e dei sentimenti.

Rosario comincia esibendosi per TV e radio nazionali italiane prima di prediligere la libertà che solo la musica dal vivo riesce ad esprimere.

Ha pubblicato numerosi CD, che dipingono in note il suo percorso creativo

La melancolia della lontananza permea le sonorità di “Light and Shadows”, che accompagnano l’ascoltatore in una dimensione nascosta, privata, personale come quando si guarda un tramonto che sicuramente non raffigura la fine della giornata ma una finestra sulla speranza di un futuro migliore.

Il carattere di Rosario caratterizza distintamente le sonorità dell’album “Roots”, dove le sue radici fortemente piantate nel terreno, si esprimono nella danza libera delle fronde di alberi altissimi, che già guardano lontano, verso il prossimo orizzonte musicale.

Benché tra i lavori più giovani di Rosario, in “Intuition” si ripete ancora una volta il disegno ricorrente della positività delle sue narrazioni musicali. Ascoltandolo, ci si isola in un silenzio intimo, un silenzio che permette solo alla voce interiore di esprimersi con parole sagge, rivelando l’orizzonte di una verità universale da perseguire senza mai fermarsi.

Rosario vanta esibizioni di successo, comprese collaborazioni di rilievo internazionale, come le aperture dei concerti di Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club) e di Ladysmith Black Mambazo alla Melbourne Concert Hall.

French

Rosario De Marco

Rosario De Marco est un auteur-compositeur-interprète, dont plusieurs artistes internationaux de grande réputation, reconnaissent depuis des années le talent.

Guitariste, il possède une technique magistrale et une veine créative raffinée, qui se rapproche aux sonorités modernes . Sa musique  plonge ses racines dans les terres chaudes et passionnées du Sud d’Europe. Il s’amuse avec les sonorités jazz, folks et populaires qui foisonnent la Méditerranée. Rosario les réinvente élégamment à travers un sound moderne qui dépasse les frontières de la musique et des sentiments.

Le début de sa carrière se passe sur les chaines radios et télévisées italiennes, avant de privilégier la liberté que seulement la musique sur scène est capable d’exprimer .

Sa carrière est constellée de plusieurs albums disponible en CD, qui esquissent  en note son parcours créatif.

La mélancolie qui naît de la distance et de la séparation imprègne les sonorité de « Light and Shadows », où les sons accompagnent le public dans une dimension cachée, privée, personnelle. Cette dimension, à l’instar d’un couchant de soleil, ne signifie pas la fin de la journée mais symbolise une fenêtre grande ouverte sur l’espoir d’un futur meilleur.

Le caractère de Rosario intensifie distinctement les sonorités de l’album « Roots », où ses racines, bien plantées dans la terre, s’expriment à travers la danse libre des branches d’arbres majestueux qui regardent plus loin, vers le prochain horizon musical.

Parmi ses travaux juvéniles nous retrouvons « Intuition », où le dessin récurrent de la positivité de ses narrations musicales se renouvelle. Durant l’écoute cet album permet l’isolement : un silence intime,  un silence qui consent à la voix intérieure, et seulement à elle, de proférer des paroles de sagesse s’installe. Cette voix révèle l’horizon d’une vérité universelle à poursuivre sans jamais s’arrêter.

Rosario compte maintes performances réussies, dont plusieurs collaborations d’envergure internationales, comme les ouvertures aux concerts de Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club) et de Ladysmith Black Mambazo à la Melbourne Concert Hall.