of Italy's leading concert saxophonist, Marco Albonetti is engaged in performing
and teaching around the world. He has appeared at numerous international venues
such as the Wiener Saal of Salzburg, the Berlin Konzerthaus, the Gewandhaus of Leipzig,
the Wits Great Hall of Johannesburg, the Palau de la Musica Catalana of Barcelona,
the Teatro Espanol of Madrid, the Palau de la Musica of Valencia. His concert tours
have taken place in Italy, France, Finland, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Spain,
Cyprus, South Africa, Canada, China and the United States.
He regularly performs as soloist with Italian and international orchestras and takes
part in many important international music festivals. He has been awarded first
prize at several international music competitions and has recorded for RAI, SABC,
PIK1, CBS, LTV Lumier, Cypriot Radio and Wisconsin Public Radio.
holds diplomas from the Rossini Conservatory (Pesaro, Italy) and the Sommerakademie
Mozarteum in Saltzburg, Austria, as well as a Master of Music degree (summa cum
laude) from Bowling Green State University as student of Dr. John Sampen,
and Doctor of Musical Arts (summa cum laude, Dean's Award of Excellence) at Michigan
State University, where he studied classical saxophone performance under James
Forger and Joseph Lulloff and jazz saxophone performance with Andrew
He is the Artistic Director of the Faenza International Saxophone Festival,
Marco Albonetti has been an instructor at international music schools and
conservatories, holds a tenured position as Professor of Saxophone at the Conservatory
of Music "N. Piccinni" in Bari, Italy and is external examiner and visiting artist
for Doctoral Studies at Sibelius Academy in Helsinki.
Albonetti was invited to conduct master classes at universities and conservatories
in Europe, China and the United States, among which were the Universitat der Kunste,
Berlin; the Sibelius Aketemia, St. Petersburg Conservatory; Hartt School of Hartford
University; Ohio State University; Michigan State University; State University of
New York Stony Brook; the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point; the University
of Wisconsin at Green Bay. LawrenceUniversity; Xi'An Conservatory of Music; NanChangUniversity;
Paralimni Municipal School, CyprusCollege of Music.
From 1997 to
2002, Albonetti taught in the USA as a Visiting Professor at Lawrence
University, Bowling GreenState University and the Flint Institute of Performing
Frequently asked to participate as a member of the jury for international
saxophone competitions, he was given an award of merit conferred by the North American
Saxophone Alliance "for the extraordinary activity in advancing the status of classical
saxophone around the world."
From 1998, he has been the Artistic Director
of the Faenza International Saxophone Festival, a program of workshops, conferences,
seminars, recitals and concerts that attract saxophone students and professionals
from around the world.
Marco Albonetti has featured as a soloist with various ensembles and orchestras
at prestigious venues around the world, frequently as guest-artist in the USA, his
A gifted instrumentalist, Albonetti's refined and complex musical sensibilities,
have enabled him to express himself in a heterogeneous repertory ranging from classical
(which forms the foundations of his cannon) to contemporary (an area in which he
has mastered the technique in execution) and even includes the new tango (a form
in which he is currently engaged in advancing through diligent research and experimentation).
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