Oboist Marco Cera studied at the Padua Conservatory of Music (Italy) and at the Musikhochschule der Stadt Basel (Switzerland). In 1996 he was chosen as first oboe for the European Union Baroque Orchestra, with which he performed in Denmark, Portugal, Germany, United Kingdom and South Africa. Marco moved from Italy to Toronto to play with Tafelmusik from 2000-2002, and rejoined the orchestra in January 2007. In 2010 Marco co-founded the Vesuvius Ensemble, a band dedicated to the performance and preservation of traditional folk music from Naples and Southern Italy. As a multi-instrumentalist, Marco is a member of Canada’s premier Artic Fusion band, Ensemble Polaris.

Photo credit: Sian Richard.