Thursday, April 3, 2014
“The (Italian) Quartet boasts a distinguished career and ranks firmly among the most interesting groups on the Italian musical scene, both for the uniqueness of its instrumentation and the unquestionable quality of its performance.” Il Messaggero (Rome).
True virtuosos, Italian Saxophone Quartet will sweep listeners off their feet for multiple standing ovations and hundreds of shouting “Bravos!” Formed in 1982 by four of the most established soloists in their field, Italian Saxophone Quartet consists of Federico Mondelci (soprano sax), Marco Gerboni (alto sax), Mario Marzi (tenor sax) and Massimo Mazzoni (baritone sax). The group has won several chamber music competitions, were awarded first prize in the “Premier Ancona” by Goffredo Petrassi and have played in major concert halls throughout Italy, Europe, Russian and the United States.
With creative programs ranging from Renaissance music to Gershwin, Joplin to Piazzolla and interpretations of contemporary music that have received special recognition, The Italian Quartet warms any classical music-lover’s heart.