Alex Sebastianutto obtained a degree in Saxophone Performance from the Conservatorio J. Tomadini in Udine with full marks and then obtained a master’s degree in Teaching of Instrumental Music.
He graduated with a master’s degree in Musical Studies and Wind Instruments-Saxophone from the Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi in Ferrara, where he studied with Marco Gerboni, with full marks and honors. He then received a master’s degree in Chamber Music from the Conservatorio G. Frescobaldi in Ferrara, again graduating with full marks. He then studied with internationally renowned teachers Jean Marie Londeix, Federico Mondelci, Mario Marzi, Massimo Mazzoni, Marco Gerboni, Fabrice Moretti and Claude Delangle.
He is the winner of twelve National and International first prizes (Camerino 2004, Udine 2005, Lamporecchio 2006, Padova 2006, Arezzo 2008, Riccione 2008, Pontinvrea 2008, S.Bartolomeo al Mare 2008, Asti 2010, Svirel-Slovenia 2011, Piove di Sacco 2011, Bertiolo 2013), two second prizes (Roma 2005, Palmi 2010) and two third prizes (Povoletto 2001, Pesaro 2007).
He performed in prestigious festivals in Italy and abroad, including the 14th World Saxophone Congress in Lubljana (Slovenia), the Biennale di Venezia, the Ravenna Festival, the 17th Stage Internazionale del Saxofono in Fermo and the 39th Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium in Washington D.C. (USA).
He performed with numerous orchestras, including Orchestra Filarmonia Veneta, Orchestra Sinfonica del Friuli Venezia Giulia, FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Orchestra del Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Orchestra del Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice di Venezia and FORM Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana under the direction of acclaimed conductors such as Enrico Bronzi, Daniel Oren and Wayne Marshall among others. He performed as a soloist with Orchestra Virtuosi d’Aquileia, Orchestra Accademia d’Archi Arrigoni, FVG Mitteleuropa Orchestra, FORM Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, and several wind bands and ensembles.
Composers such as Renato Miani, Pepito Ros, Simone Movio, Paolo Ugoletti, Damiano Lazzaron and the american Stephen Melillo dedicated composition to him.
To his credit he has several recordings for Italian National television channels (RAI and Mediaset – Canale 5), National radio (Radio 3), and record productions (Intersections in 2011, Faces in 2011, Zahir in 2013, Viaje in 2016, Solo in 2017). Thanks to his versatility he has also performed with renown artists such as Tosca, Antonella Ruggero, Matteo Setti, Luisa Cottifogli and Milva.
He is esteemed for his concert, recording and didactic activity conducted in Italy and abroad with MAC Saxophone Quartet.
He is a contemporary music populariser and the founder and artistic director of the Pontebba Saxophone Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), an important reference point in Italy for students and saxophone enthusiasts.
He is currently professor of Saxophone at the Liceo Musicale “Carducci-Dante” in Trieste.
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