Nicola Marasco was born in Foggia in 1983 and graduated with honor in Piano with D. Caratori and Electronic Music with D. Monacchi at the Conservatorio of Music “U. Giordano” in Foggia. He also attended piano master classes with I. Ossipova (Moscow Conservatory), in fortepiano with R. Levine (Harvard University) and in choir conducting with F. M. Bressan M. Berrini. He studied also Bassoon, Harpsichord and Singing.
He began his Orchestra Conducting studies at Accademia Musicale Pescarese with Donato Renzetti and at the same time concluded a conducting Master with P. Bellugi, B. Bartoletti, L. Jia, J. Panula, L. Shambadal, A. Allemandi, R. Palumbo.
In 2005 won a scholarship as pianist for Teatro Lirico Sperimentale in Spoleto, and played with R. Bruson, R. Kabaivanska he also worked as pianist for the singing masterclasses of renouned singers like M. Freni, F. Araiza, I. Cotrubas, F. Cedolins e A. Antoniozzi, M. Trombetta.In 2007 he won the scholarship for conductors at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna. He early started a conducting and piano career which brought him to perform with some notable orchestras like those of Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Filarmonica Marchigiana, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari, Sinfonica di Pescara, G. Frescobaldi di Ferrara, Sinfonica di Grosseto, Sinfonica Tito Schipa di Lecce, Orchestra Sinfonica dell’Europa Unita, Orchestra di Roma.
He performed in different italian theaters like Bologna (Offenbach's Monsieur Cheufleury), Palermo, Treviso, Jesi, Fermo, Lecce, Brindisi (Puccini's Madama Butterfly) Como, Udine and European Concert Hall like Stuttgart, Mainz, Frankfurt, Moscow, Tver, Tirana. Recently he performed with Rome Chamber Orchestra in the Japan Tour 2012 playing in major Concert Halls like Tokyo Opera City, Kyoto, Nagoya, Okayama, Yokohama, Shiga, Osaka.
In 2012 he conduct a new production of Rossini’s Il Signor Bruschino for the Piccolo Festival del Friuli Venezia Giulia, performing in all ancient castles and cities of Italian northern county. For the A.S.Li.Co. he conducted a new production of Mozart’s Così fan Tutte in Chiasso (Swiss) and in several italian theatres.
Last winter conducted Britten’s Phaedra op. 93 in the Auditorium of Foggia's Univerity. Recently he conducted the first world performance of Tristan und Isolde by Wagner arranged as double concerto for violin and piano, Rome Auditorium della Conciliazione - United Europe Symphonic Orchestra (May 2014) and a tour with Mozart Requiem in the Ancient Cathedrals of southern Italy - Orchestra of Umberto Giordano Theatre (April 2014), Il Barbiere di Siviglia of G. Rossini in Teatro Marrucino of Chieti with the stage direction Pierfrancesco Pingitore.
In July he will conduct Luciano Berio’s Sinfonia in Theatre “La Fenice” in Venice with Swingle Singers and La Fenice Philharmonic Orchestra.
Nicola Marasco is also active as composer: his “Five chamber songs”, performed in Moscow in Rachmaninov’s Hall; he conducts his Majdanek-Requiem for the Foggia University and wrote the Rapsodie quartett commissioned by the Town Hall of his city to remember Antonio Gramsci’s death. For KZ-Musik he recorded discs 6, 7 and 12 of the Encyclopedia of Music wrote in concentration camps, performing the complete choral works. For “Dynamic” has recorded Paisiello’s
“La Daunia Felice”, The Four Seasons by A. Vivaldi with Rome Orchestra and the Breaths a Symphonic Orchestration of Beatle's music with Saverio Mercadante Orchestra.