Marco Frezzato studied cello with Mario Brunello, Antonio Meneses, Amedeo Baldovino, and chamber music with the Trio di Trieste, with whom he did his postgraduate work at the Fiesole Music School, the Chigiana Academy in Siena and the Duino International School of Music. At a very early age, he was drawn to performance practice on original instruments, delving deeper into the study of ancient music, under the guidance of Gaetano Nasillo, Laura Alvini and Lorenzo Ghielmi, at the Milan’s Civic School of Music, obtaining his diploma cum laude in 2003.
Marco collaborates as principal cellist with numerous orchestras and ensembles - English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Accademia Bizantina, Concerto Italiano, Europa Galante, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Le Concert d’Astrèe, Orquestra Barroca de Sevilla, Musica Saeculorum - and with artists like John Eliot Gardiner, Roger Norrington, Riccardo Muti, Rinaldo Alessandrini, Daniele Gatti, Fabio Biondi, Christophe Coin, Bernarda Fink, Emmanuèlle Haïm, Stephen Isserlis, Viktoria Mullova, Enrico Onofri, Andreas Scholl.
He has participated in numerous recordings on labels such as Archiv, Deutsche Grammphon, Decca, L'Oiseau-Lyre, EMI, Onyx, Virgin Classics, Harmonia Mundi, BIS, Naive, Alpha, Claves, Arts, Carus, Stradivarius, Amadeus, Ludi Musici, ORF, Fra’ Bernardo; as well as radio and television broadcasts like Arte, Mezzo, Radio France, BBC, Rai RadioTre, ORF, RSI, NDR, WDR and SWR.
In 2002, he co-founded the string quartet AleaEnsemble with the aim of exploring string quartet repertory from the Classical and Romantic periods on original instruments. With AleaEnsemble, Marco recorded for the label Stradivarius: Mozart’s Divertimento for string trio in E-flat Major, KV 563, Luigi Boccherini’s six quartets op. II (Choc de la Musique 2008, Diapason d’Or 2008) the final Haydn quartets from op. 77, and for the label Dynamic, the quartets by Luigi Boccherini of the unknown opus XV.