Born in Vitória, state of Espírito Santo, Brazil, in 1989, Yuri Marchese has a Master Degree in Music at the University of Aveiro (Portugal) under Prof. Paulo Vaz de Carvalho's supervision and a degree in Music from the State University of Londrina (Brazil). In Brazil, Yuri studied with Inácio Rabaioli, Natanael Fonseca and Fábio Zanon.
Yuri has won several awards at classical guitar competitions throughout Brazil and Portugal such as 1st prize at the IX Concurso Jovens Músicos - Música no Museu (Rio de Janeiro) (2017); 1st prize and best portuguese music performance at the XII Concurso Internacional de Guitarra de Leiria, Portugal, 2017; 1st prize at the VII concurso de violão do Conservatório Musical Villa-Lobos-FITO (Osasco-SP) - 2012; 2nd prize and best musician from Espírito Santo State at the X Concurso Villa-Lobos (Vitória, ES) - 2013; 2nd prize at the I Concurso Terras de Santo Estevão (Portugal) - 2015; 2nd prize at the VII Concurso da BRAVIO (Brasília, DF) - 2013; 2nd prize at the XVI Concurso Musicalis (São Paulo, SP) - 2012; 3rd prize at the Concurso internacional J.S. Bach (São Paulo, SP) - 2013; 3rd prize at the III Concurso MASP “Homenagem a Henrique Pinto” (São Paulo, SP) - 2012.
Yuri toured in Europe for the first time at the age of 22 and has performed in several Brazilian cities and European countries such as Portugal, Spain and Czech republic. He has been frequently invited to perform at international concert series in Brazil and in Portugal.
Yuri has been teaching classical guitar lessons as a private teacher for more than 10 years and has taught in Conservatório Regional de Coimbra, Conservatório de Música de Coimbra (Portugal) and Conservatório David de Souza, in the city of Figueira da Foz, also Portugal. He is now living in Lisbon, Portugal and is about to start his doctorate in Music (Performance) at the University of Évora.