Mario Forte - Portrait

Mario Forte is a Franco-Italian violinist born in North Africa, graduated from the Paris Conservatory, 1st prize award winner of the international Z.Seifert Competition, best known for his multiplicity between classical and contemporain music, as much as his singular way to use his instrument into African music and all kind of black music styles. Also known as a composer and strings orchestra director, he moved from Europe to NYC in 2016, and has performed with many renown musicians such as Mark Feldman, Matt Hollenberg and many musicians from the John Zorn’s music scene, as much as with Richard Bona, Kevin Hays, Al MacDowell, Anat Cohen, David Gilmore, Samson Schmitt and Clarence PENN, just to name a few. Mario Forte came back to France early 2021.