The Croatian guitar player, Mario Nardelli, started to play the guitar at a very early age. Having completed the secondary music school in his homeland, he began to study at the Music University in Graz with Leo Witoszynsky (as a holder of the scholarship by the Austrian Ministry of Education and Culture), wherefrom he graduated with honours.
After graduation Mario Nardelli launched into a remarkable concert career; he intensively performs throughout Europe, North and South America, the Far East and works with the most prestigious artists from the world of classical and jazz music such as Rafael Catala, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Werner Tripp, Ernst Meyer, Markus Schrimer and others. Ever since the beginning of his artistic career he has been trying to reconcile and unite various music genres, from classical and jazz to pop and ethno music.
Mario Nardelli is engaged in pedagogic work: he is a full time professor at guitar festivals in Lockenhaus (Austria), Balatonalmádi (Hungary), Mikulov (Slovakia), Ankara, Donjeck (Ukraine), etc. He is an honorary professor at the Hacetipe University in Ankara. Mario Nardelli is also a successful producer: the Austrian Reiffeisen Bank entrusted him with organization of the Reiffeisen Classics concerts.