Mauricio Marcelli was born in Buenos Aires. He trained as a classical violinist but also has a long history of playing in popular music. From his adolescence he joined many important orchestras, such as those of Enrique M. Francini, Alfredo Gobbi, Argentino Galvan, Miguel Calo, Anibal Troilo, Osvaldo Pugliese (he was the first violinist and arranger during his time there 1968-1974), Atilio Stampone and others. He has collaborated on recordings with numerous groups and singers, including Alberto Podesta, Floreal Ruiz, Alberto Marino and Roberto Goyeneche.
In 1977 his first album appeared with him as director, arranger and soloist, with hi group “Octango”.
He was the soloist of the Orquesta Nacional de Musica “Juan de Dios Filiberto” in the years 1990-91.
He travelled to Japan as first violin in the orchestras of Fluvio Salamanca and Nestor Marconi and in 1995 he appeared as invited soloist in a series of concerts in Japan with Orlando Tripoli.
Working with the maestro Atilio Stampone he performed in various countires in Europe and America, and in November 1995 he played in a show with Julio Bocca (Ballet Argentino) in Argentina and New York.
He formed a duo with the guitarist Hugo Romero and recorded an album called “Motivos”.
He continued to develop remarkable work in the principle orchestral formations of Buneos Aires. Since 1984 until 2008 he was part of the Orquesta del Teatro Colon, in which he was on the front desk. With this orchestra, he recorded as a soloist, a CD which was dedicated to the works of Astor Piazzolla.
He joined the chamber quintet “Ensamble del Plata” which was formed of members of the Colon Orchestra.
In 1997 he brought out his CD “Tangos sin Tiempo” for which he had invited important soloists to participate.
Between January and April 1998 he took his group on a tour of 61 concerts throughout the most important cities of Japan.
In October 1999 he presented another CD, this time with his quintet “Romance de Tango” within the framewok of the Primavera Musical event organized by the Cultural Secretary of the Government of the City. Special invited guests for this album include Cacho Tirao, Atilio Stampone and Leooldo Federico.
During the years 2000-2 his quintet performed for various occasions in the Teatro Presidente Alvear, Teatro San Martin, the Gandhi Booksto, the Casa de la Cultura and other places to great success.
In December of 2002 he directed the Orquesta Escuela de Tango, supported by the Government of the City of Buenos Aires, in the most important hall of the city, the Teatro Colon.
In 2003 he performed extensively with his quintet in Buenos Aires and also worked as soloist and director of the Orquesta Estable de Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires and the Orquesta Escuela.
In June of 2004 he participated as director and soloist in the interpretation of his own works, joining the Orquesta El Arranque for the Genova Tango Festival. In August and September of the same year he returned to direct the Orquesta Estable de Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires and in December he took part in the launch of the CD “Maestros” with the Orquesta El Arranque, being a composer and invited soloist in this project.
2005 was a year of intense activity. His quintet also performed in the Buenos Aires Tango Festival.He continued his direction work with the Orquesta de Tango de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires and Orquesta Nacional de Música Argentina "Juan de Dios Filiberto". He was invited to play with the Orquesta "Selección Nacional de Tango" (a group formed of other outstanding maestros) with whom he did many recitals. He also took part in various memorative events around the 100 years centenary of the birth of Osvaldo Pugliese. He joined the maestros Rodolfo Mederos and Raul Garello in the jury for the arranging competition "Premio Osvaldo Pugliese" organized by the National Arts Fund.
Since 1996 he has taught as violin professor in the Escuela de Música Popular de Avellaneda (Bs. As.).
In May 2006 he joined up with the guitarist Hugo Romero in Bourges (France) and Madrid (Spain) having been invited by the "Maison de la Culture".
In 2006, leading the group El Arranque, he perfomed his won works in the Teatro Chaillot in Paris and the Palais de beaux Arts in Brussels.
He directed the Orquesta de Tango de Buenos Aires and performed with the Selección Nacional de Tango.
Mauricio Marcelli currently works with his quintet and lives in Buenos Aires. He occasionally teaches at the Orquesta Escuela and continues to perfom with many groups. He performed with many of the most important tango orchestras as well as in the Orchestra of the Teatro Colon.
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