Enzo Filippetti is a professor of Saxophone at the Conservatory of Music "S. Cecilia” in Rome. Both as soloist and as a member of the Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia he has given concerts in Italy and in numerous and repeated tours in the USA, Canada, Germany, France, England, Belgium, Lussembourg, Principauté de Monaco, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Czechoslovakia, Moldavia, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Japan, Korea, Malta, Greece, Turkey, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Moldavia, Lithuania, Morocco, Romania, Ethiopia and Albania. He has performed at important musical institutions, festivals and venues such as NYCEMF-New York City Electronic Music Festival, La Biennale di Venezia, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, Guggenheim Museum in New York, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Cappella Paolina at the Quirinale, Sala Mozart of the Accademia Filarmonica in Bologna, Teatro "Teresa Carreño" in Caracas, Palau de la Musica in Valencia, Konzerthaus in Bern, Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, "Lisinski” Theatre in Zagreb, University Concert Hall in Klapeida, concerts hall of the "G. Verdi” Conservatory and Theatre "Alfieri" in Torino, Teatro "Rossini" in Pesaro, Teatro "G. Verdi" Trieste, "Ted Mann" Theater of Minneapolis, Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti in Rome, Società dei Concerti "Barattelli” dell'Aquila, Festival of Taormina, Oratorio del Gonfalone, EMUFEST, Artescienza, Festival "Musica Verticale", Festival "Nuova Consonanza", Festival “Nuovi Spazi Musicali”, the "Romaeuropa" and Festival "Animato” in Rome, "Spaziomusica" Cagliari, Festival Pontino, Progetto ‘900 ed oltre, Festival "Gamo" Firenze, "du Maurier” Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, 1st European Jazz Festival in Athens, "Italy on Stage" New York and Toronto, "Kölner Geselleschaft Fur Neue Musik" Köln, "Inventionen" Berlin, "Centro para la Difusion de la Musica Contemporanea" Madrid, "European Conference of Promoters of New Music "Brescia, "Stichting Logos" Gent, "Musique en scène" Lyon, Europalia Brussels, Percfest Laigueglia, Massenet Festival St Etienne (France), Miscloci Nemzetközi Operafesztivál (Hungary), Expo‟ Zaragoza (Spain), Expo‟ Yeosu (Korea). Prof. Filippetti has worked with international soloists including Claude Delangle, Luisa Castellani, Alda Caiello, Bruno Canino, Massimiliano Damerini, Jan Van der Roost, Ars Ludi, Zagreb Saxophone Quartet, Sax Ensemble (Madrid), I Solisti Aquilani, PMCE-Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble, Freon Ensemble. He has performed with the Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese, Sinfonica Marchigiana, Orchestra del Mediterraneo, Orchestra Sinfonica di Bari, Toscanini Philharmonic Orchestra, Sinfonica del Carabobo (Venezuela), WSC Minneapoils Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica di Timisoara, Roma Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Marrucino di Chieti, Orchestra dei Corsi internazionali di Lanciano, Banda dell'Aeronautica Militare Italiana, Banda della Guardia di Finanza, Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri.
He has dedicated time and effort to the works of many composers such as Ennio Morricone, Vittorio Fellegara, Franco Mannino, Marco di Bari, Gabriele Manca, Tonino Battista, Mauro Cardi, Giorgio Nottoli, Michelangelo Lupone, James Dashow, Lidia Zielinska, Hubert Howe and Wilfried Jentzsch. He has held courses, master classes and conferences in San Francisco, Slovenia, Turkey, Venezuela, for the International Courses of Lanciano and at the Conservatorio "O. Vecchi" in Modena, Conservatorio "Pollini" of Padova, Conservatorio “O. Respighi“ of Latina.
With the Quartetto di Sassofoni Accademia he has recorded several compact discs for the Nuova Era, Dynamic and Rai Trade (with Bruno Canino), Edipan, Sconfinarte, Iktius, BMG-Ariola, Paganmusic, Reverberi Sonori, Domanimusica, Cesmel. In addition he has also been involved in the development of the repertoire of contemporary music, as well as researching the first Italian and foreign repertoire for saxophones. He has published text and reference books about Sconfinarte, Riverberi Sonori.
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