Marzio Conti was born in Florence. He began his musical career as a flautist and was considered one of the leading players in Italy. He abandoned his career as a soloist in favour of conducting, collaborating regularly with various European orchestras, serving as Principal Conductor of the Turin Philharmonic Orchestra, Resident Conductor of the Chieti Teatro Marrucino and Artistic Director of the San Remo Symphony Orchestra. He has embarked on a collaboration with Casa Editrice Ricordi for recording Italian repertoire of the twentieth century with leading orchestras. He has recorded for a number of major record companies.