Bassist, composer, orchestra and choir conductor.

Mario D’Amato is a pupil and continuer of the school of Maestro Fernando Grillo (1945-2013), who will dedicate to him his latest composition for solo double bass, Monodie, in 2009. He has performed the world premiere of the final version of the Suite I for solo double bass by Fernando Grillo at the Royal Chapel of Portici on April 11, 2007.
He has collaborated with the Mikkola state school (Finland) as orchestra and choir conductor. He debuted directing the Stabat Mater by G.B.Pergolesi (adapted for two-part choir) at the Korso Church (Finland) on April 8, 2011.


  • Helsinginkatu Filharmonikot, 2011 (principal double bass) – 2016
  • Symphony Orchestra and Choir of Mikkola´s school, conductor, 2011
  • Orchestra da Camera di Santa Cecilia, double bass, 2004- 2008
  • Santa Cecilia Symphony Orchestra of Conservatory, double bass, 2002-2006
  • Morlacchi Symphony Orchestra of Conservatory, double bass, 2000 -2002


  • Tears of Magdalena, double bass, bass guitar, lyrics, 2009-2011
  • Mystic Opera, bass guitar, lyrics, 2010
  • Tanguedia, bass and double bass, 1998


  • University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Musicology, 2016
  • University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts, Department of modern languages, 2015-2020
  • University of continuing education of Helsinki, italian language teacher, 2014- 2016
  • University of continuing education of Espoo, italian language teacher, 2014-2015
  • HAMK, Häme University of Applied Science, professional teacher education, 2013
  • Pop & Jazz Helsinki Conservatory, teacher training (double bass, bass guitar), 2012-2013
  • Mikkola´s State School, Vantaa, symphony orchestra and choir conductor, music teacher, 2012
  • Suutarila´s State School, Helsinki, bass guitar teacher, assistant, 20II
  • Amber Music, Helsinki, composer, arranger, 2008-2009
  • Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory of Rome, double bass 2001-2006
  • Istituto Pontificio di Musica Sacra, Vicariato di Roma, sacred music seminary 2005-2006
  • International School of Master Classes in Music, Perugia, seminary of Fernando Grillo, 2002
  • Morlacchi Music Conservatory of Perugia, double bass, 1999-2001
  • Saint Louis Jazz Music Academy, double bass and bass guitar, Rome 1997 – 2000 (scholarship in 1998 as best perfomer)
  • Associazione Culturale MIA – Progetto Musica, teoria e solfeggio, Rome 1998 – 1999
  • University of Saint Petersburg, Russian language, 2003
  • CNLLR, National Center of Russian Language and Literature, Rome, 2001- 2003                                                                                                                                                       logof