Marco Giani was awarded his clarinet diploma with top marks and honours in Nicola Bulfone’s class, and continued his studies with Luigi Magistrelli at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan passing with full marks, receiving summa cum laude distinction. He also studied in summer courses with Fabrizio Meloni, Ulf Rodenhäuser, Johannes Peitz and at the 2009 Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestral Academy in 2009. He made his name winning prizes in twelve competitions in Italy and was semifinalist at the prestigious 2012 ARD International Music Competition in Munich and at the 2009 Aeolus International Music Competition in Düsseldorf. He has been a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica of the Teatro Verdi in Trieste and the Orchestra Cherubini of Piacenza and Ravenna, performing with distinguished conductors. Since 2010 he has worked as solo clarinet with I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra in Milan. Marco Giani has played in well-known concert halls in Europe and North America and has collaborated with distinguished colleagues in chamber music. He plays Herbert Wurlitzer Reform Boehm Clarinets.