Mario Marzi, sax

First Saxophone player Orchestra of Theatre la Scala in Milan

Works by Pärt, R. Galliano, E. Gismonti, C. Corea

Winner of 9 national and 4 international competitions, he has given concerts as a soloist with the most important symphony orchestras: “RAI Symphony Orchestra of Turin”, “Accademia naz. of Santa Cecilia “,” Arena of Verona “,” Municipal Theater of Florence “,” Teatro alla Fenice of Venice “,” Orchestra of Italian Switzerland “,” Caracas Symphony Orchestra “etc. Of particular prestige is his twenty-year collaboration with the “Teatro alla Scala” in Milan and the “Filarmonica della Scala” under the direction of the major contemporary directors: R. Muti, CM Giulini, G. Prètre, L. Maazel, L. Berio, RF de Burgos, S. Bychkov, G. Sinopoli, C. Abbado, W. Sawallisch, MW Chung, R. Chailly, D. Harding, G. Dudamel etc. Several times chosen by M. Riccardo Muti within the Scala team for solo roles, he is also invited by M. Zubin Mehta for the tours of the orchestra of the “Maggio Musicale Fiorentino”. Numerous participations in major national and international music festivals such as Salzburg, Athens, Madrid, St. Petersburg, Mexico City, Venice “Biennale”, “Musica Musica”, “La Scala” in Milan, “Philharmonic Academy” in Rome, ” Ravenna Festival “, etc. There are also many performances in the most prestigious theaters and theaters: “Carnegie Hall” in New York, “Suntory Hall” in Tokyo, “Gewandhaus” in Leipzig, “Musikverein” in Vienna, “Schauspielhaus” in Berlin, “Lacma” Museum of Los Angeles, “National Theater” of Beijing, “European Parliament” of Brussels, “Ciajkovskij Room” of Moscow, “Liceu” of Barcelona etc.
ome of the most significant works dedicated to the contemporary saxophone are dedicated to him. He has recorded for the record companies BMG, Sony Classic, EMI, Edipan, Stradivarius, Agorà, also recording for Amadeus, as a soloist with the “G. Verdi Orchestra of Milan” and the direction of the MH Schellenberger, a monographic CD with the most important concerts for sax and orchestra, world premiere for Italy, now internationally distributed by ARTS in Monaco. He is an endorser of the Rico brand. Saxophone teacher at the conservatory “G. Verdi “in Milan, holds masterclasses and master classes in Porto, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Frankfurt, Beijing, Washington, London, Vienna and Caracas as part of the Abreu (El sistema) project. and for the Sydney Conservatory. Member of the jury in the major competitions for saxophone, including that of Dinant in 2010, he is responsible for Italy for Gerry Mulligan Publisher. He is also the author of several didactic scores for Carisch. His book Il Saxofono (Zecchini Ed.) Was published in October 2009.

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