Ensemble OrQuesta

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Born in Brazil, Marcio da Silva studied singing and graduated from the Conservatoire de Toulouse, France. He received his Bachelor of Music Degree in orchestral conducting from the Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany. He got his master’s degree in conducting from the Royal College of Music in London.

Marcio has conducted the Pforzheimkammerorchester (Germany), Orchestra Sinfonica della Magna Grecia (Italy), Horizon Ensemble Bydgoszcz (Poland), Württembergische Philharmonie (Germany), Südwestdeutschephilharmonie Konstanz (Germany), Stuttgartkammerorchester (Germany), Nord Tchechische Philarmonie (Czech Republic),Orquestra Sinfonica de Minas Gerais (Brazil), Eskişehir Metropolitan Orchestra (Turkey), Çukurova Symphony Orchestra (Turkey), Kosovo Philharmonic Orchestra (Kosovo) and London Symphony Orchestra (UK) during a Masterclass with Sir Colin Davis.

He was one of the three finalists at the I Princess Astrid Conducting Competition in Norway with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra.

He is also the music director of the Grange Choral Society, Hastings Philharmonic, and Ensemble OrQuesta.

As music director of Woodhouse Opera since 2012 Marcio has conducted and stage directed over 20 fully staged productions of operas ranging from less often performed works like Lully's Armide to very popular works like Carmen, Magic Flute and La Boheme.

His oratorio repertoire is also vast having conducted most of the main stream romantic and baroque oratorio pieces. 

Marcio also acts as a composer. His works include choral a capella pieces, art songs with piano accompaniment and a Te Deum for soloists, chorus and orchestra. He also acts extensively as a singer in chamber music and opera.