Musical Director

Italian cellist Bartolomeo Dandolo Marchesi graduated with honours at the G. Verdi Music Conservatory in Milan under the guidance of Marco Bernardin. He studied modern cello at the Musikhochschule in Cologne with Nicolas Altstaedt and Baroque cello with Rainer Zipperling, completing a Master of Early Music at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt with honours under the guidance of Kristin von der Goltz.

Bartolomeo is the winner of multiple international competitions such as the San Bartolomeo International Competition for Young Talents, Vittorio Veneto International Competition, Cortemilia International Competition, "La Cellissima" Competition in Köln and Saarbrücken International Early Music Competition.

He is co-founder and Musical Director of VERITÀ Ensemble, member of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century and the Cellist of the Alinde Quartett.

Bartolomeo plays a cello made by Carlo Antonio Testore in Milano-1727, gently lent by the Jumpstart Jr. Foundation