Marina Romani was born in Italy in 1966. She graduated in piano and composition at the Conservatorio “Santa Cecilia” in Rome. Her compositions have been performed in Italy, in the U.K., the USA, Mexico, Argentina, and Croatia. Her works are also available from Italian publishers Rugginenti and Sillabe. Her compositions have been recorded in two CD anthologies: Italian Music for flute and/or guitar (Musica Rara/RaiTrade) and Appunti di viaggio - notes from a Journey (Academy of Italian Clarinet AIC 004).
In 2014, commissioned by the Fondazione Adkins Chiti: "Donne in musica", she took part in the collective writing of Missa pro humilibus terrae dedicated to Pope Francis and performed in St. Peter's Basilica on 9 May 2015, composing the sacred motet Haec nos oblatio for use at the offertory.
She has won some National Composition Competitions and International Calls for Scores, including the International Call for Scores (2017) from the Donne in Musica Foundation for the International Day against violence against women, the Phantom Brass Winter 2018 Call for scores in California and, recently, the NottFAR Call 2020.
In 2020 she was invited to participate as a speaker at the III Symposium Internacional Mujeres Directoras: Políticas Culturales para la Inclusion Feminine en la Música (online). Also in 2020, her composition Notturno for solo flute was performed in the Closing Concert of the Midlands New Music Symposium (online).
She currently teaches Music Theory in a Secondary School.