Alex Sebastianutto graduated in “Saxophone Performance” from “Conservatorio J. Tomadini” in Udine with full marks and then obtained a Master’s degree in “Teaching of Instrumental Music” (“Didattica della musica strumentale”). He studied with maestro Marco Gerboni at “Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi” in Ferrara where he obtained a Master’s degree in “Saxophone Performance” (full marks with honors). He also obtained a full marks Master’s degree in “Chamber Music” (“Musica da Camera”).
At “Conservatorio G. Verdi” in Milan he studied and specialized with maestro Jean Marie Londeix and other internationally renowned professors. He won 12 National and International frst prizes and performed in prestigious festivals in Italy and abroad including: “World Saxophone Congress” (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2006; Zagreb, Croatia, 2018); “Biennale di Venezia”; “Ravenna Festival”; “Stage Internazionale del Saxofono” (Fermo 2011, 2017); “39th Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium” (Washington D.C., USA, 2017). In 2019 he was invited in Taiwan where he performed as a soloist and, as saxophone teacher, held masterclasses in various Universities. He played and performed with several orchestras, among them: “Orchestra Filarmonica Veneta”; “FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra”; “Orchestra del Teatro Verdi di Trieste”; “Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari”; “Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli”; “FORM Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana”; “Orchestra Filarmonica del Teatro La Fenice di Venezia”; “Berliner Symphoniker Orchestra”; “Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto” under the direction of acclaimed conductors such as Enrico Bronzi, Daniel Oren and Wayne Marshall, to name a few.
As a soloist he performed with “Orchestra I Virtuosi d’Aquileia”; “Orchestra dell’Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni”; “FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra”; “FORM Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana” and other wind bands and ensembles. Since he is actively involved in promoting contemporary music, various compositions have been dedicated to him by many contemporary composers: Renato Miani, Lamberto Lugli, Pepito Ros, Simone Movio, Paolo Ugoletti, Damiano Lazzaron, Rafaele De Giacometti, Massimiliamo Messieri, Marco Molteni, Leonardo Schiavo, Stefano Ianne, Daniel Hurtado (Venezuela), Stephen Melillo (USA) and Christian Lauba (France). His career includes performances and recordings for Italian National Television networks (RAI and Mediaset – Canale 5), Italian National Radio (RAI Radio 3), recordings for various labels (“Intersections”, 2011; “Faces”, 2011; “Zahir”, 2013; “Viaje”, 2016; “Solo”, 2017; “Freedom”, 2020). Because of his style and remarkable versatility, he performed with famous artists such as Tosca, Antonella Ruggero, Matteo Setti, Luisa Cottifogli, Milva, Elisa and The Kolors. He is widely praised for his concert performances, recordings and teaching activities that he promotes in Italy and abroad with his “MAC Saxophone Quartet”. He is the founding member and artistic director of “Pontebba Saxophone Festival” which is an outstanding event for saxophone students and enthusiasts. In 2020 he writes and publishes “Manuale del Saxofono” which is a theorical-practical reference manual about saxophone techniques and methodologies. As a professor, at
the present time he is in charge of “Saxophone course” at “Liceo Musicale C. Percoto” in Udine and at “Conservatorio P.I. Tchaikovsky” in Nocera Terinese.
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