Mario Marzi - saxophone
Mario Marzi, winner of nine national and four international competitions, has performed with the most important symphonic orchestras, amongst them the Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Torino, Accademia naz. di Santa Cecilia, Arena di Verona, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro alla Fenice di Venezia, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Caracas Symphony Orchestra. Since twenty years he has been working with the Teatro alla Scala and with the Filarmonica della Scala under the baton of the nowadays leading conductors R. Muti, C. M. Giulini, G. Prètre, L. Maazel, L. Berio, S. Bychkov, G. Sinopoli, W. Sawallisch, M. W. Chung, G. Dudamel, C. Abbado, R. Chailly and D. Harding.
He often plays with Mr. Riccardo Muti and is regularly invited to join Mr. Zubin Mehta and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino on concert tours. He has played at famous national and international festivals such as the Biennale di Venezia, Settembre Musica, La Scala di Milano, Accademia Filarmonica di Roma or the Ravenna Festival. Other concerts took place in Salzburg, Athens, Madrid, Saint Petersburg and Mexico City as well as in prestigious halls and theatres such as in the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Musikverein in Wien, the Schauspielhaus in Berlin, the Lacma Museum in Los Angeles, the Grand National Theatre of China-Beijing, the European Parliament in Brussels, the Ciajkovskij Hall in Moscow and the Liceu in Barcelona. He devoted himself to 20th century repertoire and some of the most meaningful contemporary works for saxophone are dedicated to him. Marzi teaches saxophone at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan, gives post-graduate courses and master classes in Oporto, Amsterdam, Lisboa, Frankfurt, Beijing and Denver. His saxophone book is forthcoming and will be published through Zecchini soon.
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