Mario
Ciaccio

Maximum graduation score “V.Bellini” Conservatory of Music, Further studies at Seveso (Milan) Accademia Musicale “G: Marziali” with maestro Mario Marzi and at the Univerisité Europeenne du Saxophone de Gap with C. Delangle, C. Wirth, F. Mancuso, J. D. Michat, P. Braquart, V. David. He further studied three years in Paris with saxophonist Fabrizio Mancuso (Quatuor Habanera). Then he had French Diploma (D.E.M.) in Saxophone as "Premier prix à l’unanimité" with "mention très bien" Maximum Graduation with Honor for Master Degree in Saxophone at “F. Bonporti” Conservatory. Mr. Ciaccio won twelve chamber music competitions at Italian, European and International level.

He performs with orchestras and musical institutions including Orchestra Haydn di Bolzano e Trento, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, Palermo Orchestra di Musica Contemporanea, Filarmonica Franco Ferrara, Academie Neue Musik Bolzano, Traiettorie Sonore Milan, Old time jazz Orchestra, Ars Musica, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Teatro Comunale di Bolzano, Teatro Santa Chiara Trento. With chamber ensembles including Sikania Saxophone quartet , Balarm saxophone quartet, I sassofonisti del Mediterraneo, The Saxet, Hello Mr Sax ensemble and Duo Ciaccio-Bonanno, Mr. Ciaccio performed more than 200 concerts.

A member of the Modern Saxophone Quartet, he's performing in many concerts and tours in the Netherlands, France and the USA. Mr. Ciaccio teaches saxophone at the C. Eccher Music School in Cles (Trento). In last Year Mr. Ciaccio Played in USA a special Program about Italian Contemporary Music of Saxophone.

Also soloist with Orchestra da camera Zandonai, conductor Mr. Guarino, Orchestre d’harmonie des sapeurs pompiers des Yvelines. In December 2008 Mr. Ciaccio Played in USA at Stony Brook University (NY), University of Arkansas, Rice University of Houston (Texas) and St. Thomas University (Texas) a special program about Italian contemporary music for saxophone included works by Berio, Scelsi, Colasanti, Ros,Ghidoni, Pangrazzi etc.

In May 2009 he played with Kromatics Saxophone Quartet in Paris at Selmer Atelier, and L’ Hay les Roses conservatory. In November 2010 he played in Israel, Tel Aviv. In April 2011 he was invited by Fundation of Modern Music in Houston and in August 2011 in Taiwan for a Masterclass and concert tour. At the present he is preparing his new recording about French – Italian Music, which will be produced in France. He is saxophonist in National Italian Policeman Wind Orchestra.

Instruments
played
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Alto Saxophone
Super Action 80 Serie II alto

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' called Series II is the oldest model manufactured in our factory. It holds the acoustic qualities of historic models. Backbone of our catalogue, it is the alto versatile par excellence.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Baritone Saxophone
Super Action 80 Series II Baritone

The 'Super Action 80 Series II' baritone offers excellent consistency of sound over the whole register, without break-up between low and high notes.

It develops a particularly warm and mellow tone, thus sublimating the features characteristic to this instrument.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat alto saxophone Claude Delangle mouthpiece

This pioneering bi-material mouthpiece with its unique acoustic and sound properties testifies to Henri SELMER Paris’ evergrowing desire to improve its products. The gold-plated metal ring lines the entire bore and allows for a denser, fuller sound with increased projection. The acoustic performance of this new alto saxophone mouthpiece signed “Claude Delangle” will charm saxophone players and audience members alike.

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