Born into a family of musicians in Parma in 1964, Ruggero Marchesi took his diploma in 1982 under the guidance of Giovanni Bozzini. He attended finishing courses with Dora Schwartzberg, Norbert Brainin and Franco Gulli and has given numerous concerts, warmly received, in Italy (Milan, Turin, Genoa, Bologna, Florence, Verona, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Piacenza, Matera, Catania, Terni, Potenza, Urbino) and abroad (Athens, Belgrade, Bucharest, Brussels, Barcelona, Istanbul, Lisbon, Berne, Salonika, Stockholm, Helsinki, Lugano).
He is the founder and first solo violin of the ensemble “La Camerata Ducale di Parma”, with which he has appeared in a number of chamber groups.
He has appeared as conductor and soloist with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, the Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Matera and the Orchestra Camerata dei Laghi.
He has recorded compact discs for Mediterraneo, Symphonia, Phoenix, Sheva Collection, with music by Paganini, Verdi, Brahms, Franck, Bazzini, Wieniawski, Respighi, Pizzetti, Bloch, Bach, Corelli, Vivaldi, Brescianello, Mozart, A.Rolla, Medici, Ghedini, Margola, Lupi, Bettinelli.
He has collaborated with major chamber and symphony orchestras such as I Solisti Italiani, Icarus Ensemble, La Piccola Sinfonica di Milano, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, Orchestra Filarmonica “Toscanini”, and the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Parma, Orchestra F.O.I. "Bruno Bartoletti".
He is professor of violin at the "A. Boito" Musical Conservatoire of Parma.