Marco Fumo is considered to be one of the best interpreters of Afro-American piano repertoire. After a satisfying initial career in classical music, Marco carefully studied early ragtime, analysing the origins of and inﬂ uences on early ragtime piano. The result is a repertoire that embraces a century of literature from the Cuban dances of Saumell, Gottschalk and Cervantes up through Gershwin and Duke Ellington, including composers of ragtime and stride piano such as Joplin, Scott, Lamb, Matthews, Morton, Waller, Johnson, Jackson, Smith, and others. For over a decade he collaborated professionally with Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone.
Marco Fumo has performed in all the major Italian cities and in many major cities throughout Europe and the US. He has taken part in prestigious festivals of classical and jazz music. Marco has also played under the baton of Rota, Renzetti, Samale, Gaslini, Morricone, Schuller, Intra and Tommaso. He has given premiere performances of pieces dedicated to him by Rota, Chailly, Gentilucci, Canino, Morricone and Di Bari. Marco has recorded for RAI, RSI and Radio Vatican, as well as Pentaphon, Edi-Pan, Fonit-Cetra, Dynamic, Soul Note, OnClassical and Odradek.
Marco Fumo has taught piano in many conservatories: Matera, Bari, Pescara, Udine and Castelfranco Veneto. At Castelfranco, he concluded a very important experience: a biennium of specialisation in Afro-American piano literature. He has also taught civic courses on jazz in Milan for many years through the International Academy of the Arts. He holds seminars and courses in several cities. He has frequently collaborated with researchers and journalists such as Piras, Zenni, Scivales, Franco, Bragalini and Fayenz.