Marco Lo Russo Rouge: International Concert Artist Made in Italy. He emancipated the accordion from the notion of only being appropriate for folk music. Composer, arranger, producer, musicologist and professor at Domenico Cimarosa Conservatory of Music, Marco Lo Russo is internationally recognized as one of the most representative contemporary Italian musicians of the new generation. An eclectic artist, Lo Russo’s musical interests range from contemporary classical music to jazz, from acoustic world music to integrating electronic compositional techniques. Throughout his career he has received numerous accolades and awards from international critics & artists including Ennio Morricone, Leo Brouwer and Nicola Piovani to name just a few.