Marco Battaglia was born in Milan (Italy) where his high school studies were concentrated in the classics and afterwards he dedicated himself to the guitar studying at the Civic School of Music. In 1995 he graduated from the Conservatory and went on to specialize in the interpretation of 19th century music paying close attention to matters of performance practice utilizing original guitars. Carring out an intense career as a soloist, he gives concerts in more than 26 nations through the five continents (New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Belgrade, Rome, Milan, Moskow, Jakarta, Bangkok, Beijing, Hong Kong, Sydney, Wellington..) in Universities, Festivals, Institutes of Culture and broadcasted by radios and televisions (RAI - Italy, RTS Serbia, Kultura TV- Russia, TVB – Hong Kong, ABC, SBS – Australia, Radio New Zealand..). He is artistic director of ‘800MusicaFestival and Milano Classical Guitar Festival. “A guitar from the 19th century” and other CDs are published by MAP.