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Milano Saxophone Quartet

Damiano Grandesso - sax soprano

Stefano Papa - sax contralto

Massimiliano Girardi - sax tenore

Livia Ferrara - sax baritono

The Milano Saxophone Quartet was established thanks to four Italian musicians from four different parts of Italy: Trentino, Veneto, Piemonte and Lombardia. Thanks to their international education from the most world-renowned soloists in France, Austria and Italy they developed a virtuosity and a musicality today everywhere appreciated.

They performed in the best theatre in the world like: Konzerthaus Vienna, Cité de la Musique Paris, Teatro del Lago Cile, Taipei National Concert Hall, the Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Philharmonie Berlin, Teatro Civico of Alghero, Teatro Ristori of Verona, Teatro Dell’Arte of Milan, Teatro Vittoria of Turin, Teatro Civico of Schio, Teatro Secci of Terni, Teatro Comunale of Vicenza, Teatro Zandonai of Rovereto and Trento Philharmonic.

The activities of the quartet are numerous: concerts, research and collaboration with composer and discography activity.

MUSICA FICTA the new CD for the label ARS, consists in a new elaboration of classical works by Gabrieli, Scarlatti, Verdi and Puccini.

Prize winners of Fondazione Masi Competition, they have recorded a CD dedicated to Gian Francesco Malipiero “Rispetti e strambotti”.

They performed at different important festivals like Festival Internazionale di Musica “A tempo”, the XXVIII Festival Internazionale del Saxofono di Fermo, Vienna Saxfest, il Sardinia OrganFest , Milano Musica,Chile Sax Fest, Alpen Classica Festival, Musica Riva Festival, Belgrade SAXperience, Opera Estate, Associazione Mozart Italia, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Società del Quartetto di Vicenza, Società del Quartetto di Vercelli, Innsbruck Alpen Classica SaxFest, Brianza Classica, Palazzo Marino in musica, Ceresio Estate Festival, Lake Como Festival, Mito Settembre Musica, Fondazione Teatro Civico di Schio, Associazione Filarmonica Umbra, Società Filarmonica di Trento and many others.

Moreover, they played world premieres of composers like Mario Pagotto, Sandro Fazzolari, Maarten De Splenter, Alberto Schiavo and Giovanni Bonato.

Projects:

  • “Italian Sax on tour”
  • “Organ Project”
  • “M’illumino d’immenso” MSQ & Antonella Ruggiero
  • “Strappatempo” Theathral show

The members of the Milano saxophone quartet are D’Addario and Selmer artists.

  • Damiano Grandesso
    Damiano Grandesso - Sax soprano
  • Stefano Papa
    Stefano Papa - Sax contralto
  • Massimiliano Girardi
    Massimiliano Girardi - Sax tenore
  • Livia Ferrara
    Livia Ferrara - Sax baritono