The Raffaello Trio was established in 2008 at the prestigious school of the Tchaikovsky Trio and of the Trieste Trio at the Chigiana Academy.
It is the result of a solid chamber tradition combined with a collection of important and significant experiences that the three members of the trio have developed over the years, in intense concert activity, often side by side with great names of international concert music. In the Spring of 2012 the Trio presented itself to the great audience, performing for the prestigious music series by Radio Tre “I Concerti del Quirinale”, in a live radio programme broadcast all over Europe.
The three musicians have been invited to perform in important institutions and festivals, such as the S. Cecilia National Academy in Rome, “La Fenice” Theatre in Venice, the Philharmonic in St. Petersburg, the Festival Casals and the Festival Grec of Barcelona, the ‘Festival dei Due Mondi’ of Spoleto, the Festival of Portogruaro, the Orlando Festival (Holland), the Neuschwanstein Festival (Germany), the Quartet of Milan Society, the Quarte of Bergamo Society, the ‘La Sapienza Concert University Institution’ in Rome, the Catholic University of Rome.
They have also been invited to take part in chamber joined performances with prestigious musicians and groups such as Myung-Whun Chung, Alexander Lonquich, Mario Brunello, Konstantin Bogino, the “Prometeo” Quartet D.Geringas, Michele Campanella, Vladimir Mendelssohn, Shana Downes, Boris Petruchansky, and so forth.
They won prizes in national and international competitions, both as soloists and chamber musicians. They have made numerous recordings for Stradivarius, La Bottega Discantica, Nuova Era, Ricordi, Edipan, Bongiovanni, as well as recordings for RAI and Radio Nacional de España.
In 2010 the Raffaello Trio’s first CD was released by “La Bottega Discantica”, including the trios by A. Dvorak and B. Smetana. The recording was reviewed as follows by the prestigious Music magazine: “Discantica entrusts to the young Raffaello Trio an entirely bohemian programme... a bet on a chamber formation of highest level. Besides the courage of undertaking two masterpieces of great renown... in favour of the Raffaello Trio prove outstanding performance quality and sensitivity towards this fascinating musical world.”

Stefano Scarcella, born in Rome, studied pianoforte at the “S.Cecilia” Music Conservatory in Rome, in the same class as Fausto Di Cesare, obtaining his diploma with the highest marks. He then attended the Specialisation School in Portogruaro, where the encounter with Russian pianist and teacher Konstantin Bogino was decisive and significant for his training. Stefano studied with Konstantin for many years.
In the same fertile artistic environment he also specialised in chamber music with the renowned Tchaikovsky Trio and with the Trieste Trio at the Chigiana Academy in Siena.
Since his early youth years Stefano has won prizes in national and international piano competitions in Italy: Roma, Capri, Sulmona, Pistoia, Osimo, and so forth, and started his concert activity first as a soloist and subsequently as an appreciated chamber musician, side by side with some of the best talents of his generation such as Marco Fiorini, Shana Downes, Gabriele Geminiani, Ivo Scarponi, and with musicians like Konstantin Bogino and Vladimir Mendelssohn.
Stefano performed for important concert institutions in prestigious halls and theatres such as the Quartet Society in Bergamo, the Stradivari Foundation in Cremona (Ponchielli Theatre), The Music Youth in Modena (San Carlo Theatre), Association in Macerata (Lauro Rossi Theatre), Gonfalone Oratory in Rome, Euterpe Association and “Catholic” University of Rome, Bari Music Camerata, La Camerata Salentina, Friends of the Music in Trapani, Friends of the Music in Siracusa, Bellini Music Association in Messina, and so forth.

Marco Fiorini started to study the violin with his mother Montserrat Cervera and and with Mila Costisella, obtaining his diploma at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome in 1988, with the highest marks and a note of distinction. He then specialised in violin with Pavel Vernikov, Zinaida Gilels and Eugenia Chugajeva in Portogruaro and in Wien.

Acting as soloist concertmaster of S. Cecilia National Academy Orchestra from 1996 to 2006, Marco has played with eminent conductors (Chung, Maazel, Pretre, Sawallisch, Temirkanov, Tate, Dutoit, Fruhbeck de Burgos, Pappano and Masur), has performed numerous tours in Europe, Japan, Korea and China, has interpreted the most famous “solos” by Strauss, Bach, Beethoven, Tschaikowsky and Rimsky-Korsakov and has recorded for Deutsche Gramophone, Musicom and EMI.
With the same role he has cooperated, amongst others, with the Scala Orchestra in Milan, the Toscanini Symphonica, the Chamber Orchestra in Lausanne, the Symphonic Orchestra in Rome, and, on Dmitri Sitkovetsky’s invitation, with the New European Strings.

He has always been committed to an intense chamber music activity, that brought him to playing for the most important Italian Institutions, he has worked with renowned musicians such as Myung-Wung Chung, Alexander Lonquich, Michele Campanella, David Geringas, Mario Brunello, Boris Petruschansky, Antony Pay and Veronica Hagen.
He has recorded music for RAI, Radio Nacional de España, Catalunya Radio, Ermitage, Frequenz e Musikstrasse, RadioSvizzeraItaliana, Bayerischer Rundfunk. He has been on tours in Europe, the Far East and South America.

With The Rome Quartet, of which he has been the concertmaster since its foundation 1995, he played in Spain, Holland, Norway, Turkey, Algeria, Egypt, the Far East and above all in Germany. The group celebrated its 15 years of activity with a recital at the Philharmonic Orchestra in Berlin and one at the Royal Palace in Madrid. It was host in various Festivals: Spoleto, Orlando (Holland), Neuschwanstein (Germany), and has recorded music for Naxos and Bottega Discantica.

Ivo Scarponi obtained his diploma in cello with the highest marks and a note of distinction at the “F. Morlacchi” Conservatory in Perugia, with Master Vito Vallini. He then specialised with Master Franco Maggio-Ormezowsky at the National Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome, brilliantly obtaining his diploma in 1995.

As a soloist he has played, amongst various others, the concerts by Boccherini, Haydn, Dvorak, the Mozart’s Symphony for string Trio and the Concert for clarinet and cello by Carlo Galante. Since 2005 he has been performing regular and intense concert activity in Duo with a pianoforte, in Italy and abroad (France, Spain, Belgium, Croatia, Norway, Poland). He was hosted in several music festivals, amongst which the Festivals in Oslo (Norway), Toledo and Molina (Spain), Liege (Belgium), Oxelaire (France) and Kotor (Croatia).
As a founding member, together with his father Ciro, of the Scarponi’s Quintet, Ivo has played for some of the main Italian Concert Associations (Quartet Society of Vicenza, Friends of the Music of Turin, Perugia and Udine, Tor Vergata University in Rome, Umbra Music Fair in Umbria Region, Agimus in Firenze), and abroad (Zurich, Geneve). He has performed radio recordings (for RAI and RSI), as well as CDs (Nuova Era, Ricordi), and he has carried out numerous performances in absolute opening presentations.