Started his musical studies at the S. Cecilia Conservatory with Selmi and Baldovino.Took courses with Andre Navarra and Siegfried Palm in Italy and Germany for a long period.
He was prize-winning in many competitions, and achieved the "Cimento D’oro" for classical music.
As principal cello he has played in orchestras such as Arena di Verona, Rai di Milano and Rai di Roma.
He also collaborated with the Orchestra Nazionale di S. Cecilia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Barcelona, de Tenerife, with Munich Bayerisches Rundfunk Orchester, and Filarmonica della Scala.
He is the first principal cello of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della Rai. Macrì played under the direction of the most important conductors of our time such as Bemstein, Bichkov, Conlon, Chailly, Giulini, Inbal, Maazel, Metha, Pretre, Sawallisch, Sinopol, Tate.
He has recorded several concertos for Rai (Bocchernini, Bloch, Danzi, Fedele, Ghedini, Guida, Haydn, Mannino, Strauss "Don Quixote", Bach and Haydn concertantes). And For Suisse Romande chamber music For the Turkish Radio Television with Gurer Aykal, Bloch, Guida, Schumann and Respigh concertos.
Massimo Macrì holds masterclasses in Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Spain and Japan.
His personal discography includes: for Bongiovanni label Petrass! musics.
For Videoradio Rai label Haydn concerto in D major (Gendron edition) , Mozart quartet and quintett, Rossini serenata.
For Fone label: Furtwangler tno.
For Naxos: a cd (cello and piano), with great composers of the histoncal Italian Twentieth century (Petrassi, Cilea, Fuga).
Cello professor from 2006 to 2018 at Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Torino.
Massimo Macri plays a 1800 Giovanni Gagliano from Naples and a 1887 Gaetano Antoniazzi from Milan.
“I know and love the fantastic cello player Massimo Macri, who has outstanding qualities: a deep musicality, an exceptionally beautiful sound and an excellent technique.
He possesses ali the gifts to occupy a place worthy of the highest praise among the cello soloists".
(Mstislav Rostropovich, 2001)