Massimo Mercelli studied flute with famous flautists André Jaunet and Maxence Larrieu. At the age of nineteen he became principal flute at Teatro La Fenice in Venice, won the Francesco Cilea Prize, the Giornate Musicali International Competition as well as the Stresa International Competition. He has performed as soloist in some of the most prestigious international concert halls, namely: Carnegie Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, NCPA Beijing, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, San Martin in the Fields, Wigmore Hall, Rome Parco della Musica, Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Hall and Moscow Čajkovskij Hall, among others. Among many concerts highlights, Mercelli has performed with Yuri Bashmet and Gidon Kremer at the Berliner Philharmonie with the Berliner Philharmoniker, at the Dag Hammarskjold Library Auditorium of the United Nations and toured Europe twice with I Virtuosi Italiani under the baton of Krzysztof Penderecki. Some of the most important composers of our time have written works dedicated to Mercelli – these include compositions by Penderecki, Sofia Gubaidulina, Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Luis Bacalov, Ennio Morricone, Richard Galliano and Giovanni Sollima.