Composer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist and singer: Marcelo Rodríguez Scilla began his guitar musical studies at an early age, and then entered promoted to the second upper cycle of the National Conservatory of Music, where he completed his training. At the same time, he studied singing and vocal technique at the same house of studies. He perfected himself in lyrical discipline with Professor Carmen Favre. He obtained his diploma of Higher Professor of Music in the careers of Guitar and Singing and studied postgraduate courses in Choral and Orchestral Direction, completing them at eighteen years of age. He began his professional career at age fifteen conducting the Polyphonic Choir of the Basilica “Nuestra Señora de Buenos Aires.” He also directed the “Coral San Rafael” among many other choral and instrumental chamber groups. In 1979 he created the “Grupo Vocal Encuentro”, considered by critics as one of the greatest exponents of the genre for its technical and interpretative quality. With it he performed for twelve years in about a thousand concerts, three LD records, tours, television programs, etc.. In 1986, at the request of Maestro Astor Piazzolla, he created the Camerata Porteña, an orchestra composed of prominent Argentine musicians, with which he has maintained an uninterrupted activity up to the present. Together with the Camerata Porteña he recorded 5 albums and a DVD published nationally and internationally. He made tours and concerts in America, Europe and Australia. He has composed music for television, documentaries and advertising. He is also the author of more than 500 orchestral and choral arrangements for symphonic and chamber groups, national and foreign. With the Camerata Porteña, he has performed his own compositions as well as works by Maestro Piazzolla in prominent concert halls around the world, among which are the following: • Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall, Australia. • Tchaikosvky Concert Hall, Moscow Philharmonic Society.Tyumen Philarmonic Concert Hall, • Palacio de Bellas Artes, Main Hall, Mexico City. • Cervantino International Festival, Main Stage, Esplanade of the Alhóndiga de Granaditas. • Colón Theater, Bogotá. • Casa de la Müsica of Quito. Philharmonic Society of Quito. • Coliseo Theater of Buenos Aires. • Guirau Hall. Cultural Center of Madrid. • Theaters Ángela Peralta, Pablo Villavicencio, Constitution Cultural Center, Mexico. • Ateneo Theater of Panama. • Apple One of Santa Cruz de la Sierra. • Aula Magna of the Central University of Venezuela. • San Martín Theater, Presidente Alvear Theater, CCSM AB Room, Golden Legislature Hall, Centennial Park Amphitheater, Lezama Park, Belgrano Ravine, among many others. Through his activity, he shared the stage with outstanding figures of Argentine music, among them: Raúl Garello and the Tango Orchestra of Buenos Aires, Roberto Goyeneche, Antonio Agri, Litto Nebbia, Mariquena Monti, José Ángel Trelles, Iñaki Urlezaga, etc. He composed the music for the documentary: “Julio Bocca: ten years”, the original music of the program “La otra Tierra”, and the series “Mujeres Argentinas”, among others. He created the Master Class “El Ángel Vive”, dedicated to the form of composition and interpretation of the music of Astor Piazzolla. It has been given in important international institutions and orchestras: Panama Symphony Orchestra, University of Fine Arts of Panama, Symphony Orchestra of Antioquia, University of the Arts of Antioquia, Chamber Orchestra of Zapopan, among others. In all cases he served as guest conductor of these orchestras. He served as the director of the Galician Bank Choir between May 2004 and December 2017. Between May 2012 and August 2015 he directed the “Musical Development Program” of the Ministry of Culture of the Province of Catamarca, where he also formed and directed the Symphonic Orchestra of said Province.
In 2019 he made the orchestral and choral arrangements on compositions of The Beatles, Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla for the concert series “Genios del Siglo XX”. The concerts, in which he presented himself as a guest conductor at the head of the Zapopan Chamber Orchestra and the Beckmann Foundation Choir, were held in the cities of Guadalajara, Tequila and Zapopan.
In 2021, under the auspices of the Argentine Foreign Ministry, the Piazzolla 100 years tour was performed, appearing in the main theaters and festivals in Mexico, Colombia and Ecuador: Cervantino Festival, Palace of Fine Arts of CDMX, University of Querétaro, University of Antioquia, House of the Music of Quito together with the National Symphony Orchestra of Ecuador.