He is currently considered one of the most influential composers and pianists in the Italian music scene. His style is the result of a long experience composing for the theatre, advertising (for brands such as Alitalia, Bulgari and New Holland) and for the cinema.
His music is always inspired by film and visual media, whether that is celebrating Pasolini, writing a complete soundtrack for “Fight For Freedom”, a recent film about Muhammad Ali, or “To duration – A tribute to Peter Handke” in 2017; and more creating the original soundtracks for “Hitler versus Picasso and The Others: The Nazi Obsession for Art and Van Gogh, of wheat fields and clouded skies”, two art movies released in April and May 2018 in over than 50 countries. In the latest soundtrack composed for “The Water Lilies by Monet, The Magic of Water and Light” the score mixes electronic and symphonic elements, making the female voice a metaphor for water lilies. At the beginning of 2019 Sony Masterworks published worldwide the three related albums from the movies soundtracks composed for great art at cinema.
Besides to the soundtracks, he released 1 live album and 5 studio albums: the latest is “Nocturne” (Sony Music) .
Composer, music producer, writer of film soundtracks, TV dramas, songs, TV theme music, ads and commercials, Marchitelli’s experience ranges from auteur cinema to cult comedy programmes such as “Avanzi”, “Tunnel”, “the Pippo Kennedy Show” and “L’ottavo nano”. From 2001 to 2006 he was music director of the Ambra Jovinelli Theatre in Rome. For the cinema he has composed soundtracks for films by Carlo Verdone (“Sono pazzo di Iris Blond”, “Ma che colpa abbiamo noi”, “Benedetta follia”), Giuseppe Piccioni (“Il grande Blek”), Francesco Bruni (“Noi 4”), Maurizio Sciarra (“Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli”), Renato De Maria, Cinzia Th Torrini and Riccardo Milani (“Piano, solo”). During his career he has received 12 nominations (David di Donatello, Nastro d’Argento, Golden Globe) and won 2 awards. He composed the music for Paolo Sorrentino’s 2014 Oscar winning best foreign film “La grande bellezza” and for his next film, “Loro”. Again for Paolo Sorrentino he also composed the original soundtrack for the television series “The Young Pope” and for its sequel, “The New Pope”.
Petersburg State Conservatory and was awarded 5 scholarships by the Russian Ministry of Culture. He has given concerts in the most important concert halls in Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria and Georgia. In 2018 he made his debut at the legendary Musikverrein in Vienna (Musikverein), at the Moscow House (Riga, Latvia), in the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He has won International and Russian competitions, such as the St. Petersburg Chopin Competition and the Glinka Competition in Moscow. He was also nominated best violinist in international competitions such as the Rachmaninoff Competition, the Elena Obraztsova Competition, the Zara Dolukhanova and the José Carreras Grand Prix. He became the face representing the Phyt Company of St. Petersburg. He has released 2 solo albums and is currently resident concert pianist for the Great and Small Halls of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. In March 2019, he signed a contract with Italian production company Nexo Digital.