Elisa Marzorati, born in Switzerland, is the daughter of the double-bass player Franco Marzorati and the flautist Marianne Fischer. She grew up in Venice, Italy, surrounded by a symphonic and opera environment and began to study the piano at the age of nine with Cristina Meyr. In 1988 she entered the piano class of Giorgio Lovato at the Conservatory of Venice.
She lived in the USA for one year, in 1994, studying at the Winston Churchill High School (Potomac, MD) where, as a member of the school band (keyboards/piano), she played in all the school performances, among them the musical Chicago. At this time, thanks to the many visits to Washington DC and New York City, where she visited important concert halls, jazz clubs and the Broadway musicals, her interest for other music styles grew stronger.
In 1999 she achieved her Diploma at the Conservatory of Venice, attaining the highest possible grade. She continued her studies with Lucia Romanini (in Milan) and Giorgio Vianello (Venice).
In 2001 she moved to Switzerland to study chamber music with Eckart Heiligers at the Musikhochschule of Zurich, where she also joined the Masterclass of Alexander Lonquich. She receives her Concert Degree for Piano Chamber Music in 2004 and in 2005 her Masters of Teaching.
Elisa Marzorati performs as a soloist, with singers, or in chamber music ensembles.
She got a B.A. in Music History Magna cum laude in 2001 with a Thesis about the contemporary Italian composer Luca Mosca, and in 2004 a M.A. in Ethnomusicology Magna cum laude with a Thesis about the Afro-Cuban Carnival Music, both at the University Ca' Foscari of Venice in Italy.
Between 2004 and 2007 she also begun to study jazz, first at the Musikhochschule of Zurich (with Chris Wiesendanger and Adrian Frey), then from 2005 at the Taller de la música in Barcelona (with Ana Rosa Landa, Riqui Sabatés and Vincenç Solsona).
Her continuous interest for other music styles opened to her several new paths, among them the collaboration with the rock-country band Guido Marzorati & the Blugos, the ambient, drone, glitchy experimentations with Enrico Coniglio, the Tango music with the Malena Trio, and the research of fusion between classical and jazz music together with the Italian cellist Tiziana Gasparoni.
May 2005: "Lehrdiplom" Masters of Teaching - Musikhochschule Zürich, Swizerland
July 2004: "Klavierkammermusikkonzertdiplom " Concert Degree for Piano Chamber Music, Song Modelling, Accompaniment - Musikhochschule Zürich, Swizerland
February 2004: M.A. Ethnomusicology Magna cum laude - University Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy. Thesis about the Afro-Cuban Carnival Music (research, recordings, interviews and pictures realized directly on place, summer 2002)
July 2001: B.A. Music History Magna cum laude – University Ca' Foscari, Venice, Italy. Thesis about the Contemporary Italian composer Luca Mosca and his music. (data and info directly received from the composer)
June 1999: Piano Soloist Diploma with honours – Conservatory of Music B.Marcello, Venice, Italy