"Where words fail, music speaks" C.H. Andersen
Stefano Marchese is an award-winning Italian singer-songwriter and educator. He has collaborated with Grammy winners Bobby McFerrin and Luis Enrique, among others. Thanks to his solo album Radici, in 2021 he was nominated by Serafini as one the 100 most relevant Abruzzesi abroad.
The band leader of Scanzonati, along with bass player and Berklee faculty Andrea Pejrolo, Marchese has collaborated with stars of Italian musica leggera such as Mogol and Carmen Consoli. A radio and TV host and producer, his show L'Italia chiamò was aired on more than 40 TV channels in Italy and Europe, and has included Oscar-winning composer and director Nicola Piovani and Italian jazz and pop stars such as Chiara Civello, Zucchero, Levante, Durdast, and GeGé Telesforo.
A Berklee faculty member and teaching artist for the Eliot School, Marchese has presented at national and international music education conferences and published work in music education journals on the topic of culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and technology in music education. As artistic director, he curates several series and festivals in New England, such as Jazz in the Park, Sounds of Italy, and Piazza All'Aperto among others.