Marco Lo Muscio was born in Rome on October 23 1971 and is regarded as one of the most versatile musicians of his generation: organist, pianist, composer. Marco is the first musician who has brought transcriptions of ‘progressive music’ into the concert halls and cathedrals, thrilling audiences with music by composers like Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman and Steve Hackett (Genesis) in this acoustic way. Marco’s compositions are similarly ‘progressive’ in their own way.
He has given more than 700 concerts as part of organ and piano festivals around the world and his performances have been broadcast in radio and television including BBC TV and Radio.
John and Marco have performed regularly together since 2009 in the UK and Europe. John wrote and recorded Thoughts turn Homeward for Marco’s album The Book of Bilbo and Gandalf and Marco wrote the solo flute composition Bilbo’s Dream for John.
Playing the History
In 2012 they were joined by bass player Carlo Mateucci and out of this collaboration was born the idea of recording acoustic versions of classic progressive rock tunes. In 2013 the CD Playing the History was released which also featured guest artists Steve Hackett, David Jackson and Giorgio Gabriel.
For the launch concert in Italy, the trio were joined by David and Giorgio and in 2016 drummer Pino Magliani completed the live line up.
A second album Prog Alchymia was released at the end of 2017, with additional guest artists Steve Hackett, Nick Fletcher, Duncan Parsons, Alessandro Forti and Giovanni Viaggi.