Marco Serino studied music at the Conservatorio S. Cecilia in Rome, earning degrees in violin and chamber music. Later he studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Wien, at the ProQuartet in Paris, at the Royal College of London and at the Conservatory of Geneva, where he was awarded the Premier Prix de virtuosité for the violin.
He attended workshops in Belgium in Baroque violin with Sigiswald Kuijken.
He graduated at the University of Bologna with a thesis on the Art of the fugue by J.S. Bach. Since then he has started to grow a particular interest in Baroque music and in the music of the classical period, paying particular attention to interpretation on historical instruments.
Founder in 1990 of the Bernini Quartet (with whom he performs the classical repertoire with gut strings and tuning to 430 Hz) and a member of the famous ensemble I Musici, with whom he performs in concerts around the world, he has been working also as soloist and chamber musician with some of the most famous performers of early music, including Giuliano Carmignola, Christoph Coen, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Mario Brunello and Francesco Cera.
He was invited by the Kammerorchester of Zurich to hold workshops on the Baroque violin for the orchestra members themselves, with whom he has collaborated as soloist and conductor.
His passion and dedication to the ancient repertoire allowed him to produce recordings devoted to composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Mozart, with original instruments and historical practices, reviewed and awarded by leading magazines including Strad, Repertoire, Classica and Amadeus.
Recently he have recorded, a CD for Amadeus with works by Tartini (Trillo del diavolo) Veracini, Geminiani and Locatelli.
With the Bernini Quartet he is making a CD for Universal with Mozart complete string quartets, played with historical instruments.
He worked as Concertmaster with important Italian Orchestras such as the National Academy of S. Cecilia (Rome), the Teatro Bellini in Catania, Roma Sinfonietta and the Regional Orchestra of Rome and the Lazio and Sinfonica Abruzzese.
In 1999 he received the prestigious “Premio Michelangelo” from Ennio Morricone; this recognition was previously assigned to Goffredo Petrassi, Bruno Cagli, Ennio Morricone, Renzo Piano, Alberto Sordi and others, for special merits in the spread of human and cultural values.
He teaches violin at the Conservatory of Benevento and has given master classes in many Universities in North America, as well as at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome, at the Arts Academy (Rome) and at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana (Rome).
He plays a 1661 Niccolo Amati violin from Cremona.