After studying violin and composition, Marco Ambrosini devoted himself to the nyckelharpa, which he discovered in a museum in Trondheim, Norway in the late 1980s. He is considered one of the pioneers of the nyckelharpa outside Scandinavia and one of the first to trace this instrument back from Swedish folk music to early and to contemporary music.
As a soloist and a nyckelharpa player Marco Ambrosini has performed in many international venues, such as the “Alla Scala” Theatre in Milan, the Alte Oper Frankfurt, the Philharmonic in Cologne, Berlin, Moscow and the Carnegie Hall in New York. He teaches at several conservatoires in Europe. Marco Ambrosini has recorded more than 160 CDs and over the last 10 years has been released almost exclusively by Sony Classical, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and ECM.