Massimo Morelli is the winner of numerous prestigious competitions. After graduating with honors from the Instituto Musicale Bocherini in Lucca, he improved his technique in Paris with Yvonne Lefevure. Subsequently he undertook composition studies with Carlo Prosperi and Gaetano Giani Luporini. Afterwards, he became Maestro Collaboratore with the chorus of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. In 1981 he was awarded a position as Pianista Accompagnatore at the Instituzione di Alta Cultura L. Boccherini, where he is currently a teacher.
Massimo Morelli has lead masterclasses for young singers in Adria, Lucca, Palm Beach (USA) and Okinawa (Japan) as preparation for the works Le Convienze Teatrali, La Serva Padronna, Gianni Schicchi, La Bohème and Il Paese dei Campanelli.
After a few intensive years as Maestro Collaboratore and Musical Director in numerous Italian theatres, Massimo Morelli made his debut as a conductor at the Puccini Festival of Torre del Lago in 1999 in La Bohème, where he enjoyed much acclaim from audience members and critics alike. The following year he conducted a production of Madama Butterfly whose set designer was the famous Kan Yasuda. He was hired as Associated Conducter by Maestro Anton Guadagno and Artistic Director of Palm Beach Opera, for the 1999/2000 season. There he worked on La Bohème, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Fedora and Der Fliegende Holländer In September 2001 Morelli went on to conduct 'Il Trovatore' in the open air theatre of Cagliari for the celebrations of the Verdi's anniversary. the following year he conducted Cavalliera Rusticana and once more, La Boheme.
Morelli has worked with many a renowned orchestras such as the Teatro del Giglio Orchestra, with which he conducted Tosca at the Festa Della Toscana. He has not only conducted at festivals however: he worked as a teacher and coach at the Puccini Festival Accademia di Alto Perfezionamento of Torre del Lago where he also conducted 'Il Trittico'. He's currently a music consultant for the Cartoline Pucciniane project of the Teatro del Giglio, Lucca.