Marco Ferrari performs professionally on recorder, clarinet, bagpipe, shawm and renaissance flute, and has studied playing techniques from across the world since the beginning of his career. He was singing and playing with Alia Musica of Milan between 1983 – 1987 and was for 10 years director of Sine Nomine/Acantus, one of Italy’s most influential early music ensembles, and currently leads Salon de Musiques. He is regularly invited to play with musicians from Egypt, Lebanon, Serbia, Romania, Greece and North Africa, making him an active participant in the oral musical tradition. Since 2005, he teaches improvisation workshops at the Early Music Department of the Geneva Conservatory. He appears regularly on radio and television and has recorded more than 50 CDs to date.