MARCO FRISINA, composer and Orchestra Director. He graduated in composition from the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia and obtained a degree in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute.
Ordained a priest in 1982, he serves in the Diocese of Rome. He is currently a Consultant for the Dicastery for Evangelization and Spiritual Assistant of the Pontifical Academy of Virtuosos at the Pantheon.
Author of well-known and appreciated liturgical songs in Italy and abroad, often translated into various languages, in 1984 he founded the Choir of the Diocese of Rome, with which he animates the most important liturgies, some of which are presided over by the Holy Father.
In 1991, his collaboration with the international Rai project "Bibbia" began, both as a biblical consultant and composer of the music for the films produced. He has also composed soundtracks for over thirty films on historical and religious themes.
His musical production includes about forty Sacred Oratorios and Theatrical Works, among which the following ones deserve to be remembered: "La Divina Commedia," the first worldwide musical transposition of Dante's masterpiece, continuously staged since 2007 in all Italian theaters; "In hoc Signo," performed in Belgrade in 2013; "Passio Caeciliae," performed in Rome and New York in 2013; "Passio Christi," which first took place in Malaga in April 2018.
He coordinated the first International Meeting of Choirs in the Vatican in 2014, the Jubilee of Choirs in 2016, and the III International Meeting of Choirs in the Vatican in 2018. Since 2015, he has been the Artistic Director of the "Concert with and for the Poor."
In 2018, his first conversation-book "Mio canto è il Signore" was released, and then in 2019, the book "La santità è il volto più bello della Chiesa," written together with the Cardinal, Vicar of Rome, Angelo De Donatis was published by the Vatican Publishing House. In 2022, he composed a Mass for the Holy Year of Jacobean in Santiago de Compostela, which was performed in the presence of the King of Spain. In 2023, he composed and performed in the Papal Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano the Mass for the 1700 years of the Lateran Basilica.