Grâce à sa vaste expérience et à ses compétences, Mario Giovannelli est considéré, en Italie, comme la référence des musiciens saxophonistes d'orchestres symphoniques et l'un des talents les plus remarquables de sa génération.
Thanks to his wide experience and his skills, Mario Giovannelli is considered, in Italy, the reference point for saxophonist musicians of symphonic orchestras and one of the most remarkable talents of his generation.
From 1989 till today, almost 2,000 days of collaboration as a saxophonist/soloist with: RAI – Italian Radio Television National Orchestra (26 years of collaboration), Teatro Alla Scala (Milan), Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala , Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa (23 years of collaboration), Arena di Verona, Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro La Fenice (Venice), Orchestra Filarmonica de La Fenice, Radio Television Orchestra of Italian Switzerland (CH), Haydn Orchestra in Bolzano/Bozen, Orchestra Sinfonica A. Toscanini (Parma), Orchestra Filarmonica della Toscanini (Parma), Teatro Regio in Parma, Teatro Valli and Teatro Ariosto (Reggio Emilia), ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI SANREMO (Imperia), Gyor Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), Dohnanyi Symphony Orchestra (Budapest, Hungary), performing concerts, compact disc recordings (EMI, Sony Classic, Chandos, Fonit Cetra, RTI, Dinamyc, Mondo Musica), live television (RAI, RTSI, DunaTV), live radio (RAI, RTSI, Radio Nacional de Espana, BBC, ORT), DVD (Musicom), tours (France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Greece, Cyprus, Northern Macedonia, Russia, Oman, Egypt, Switzerland, Hungary, United Kingdom, China, Poland, Slovenija, Slovakia, Croatia, …) in the most important concert halls, under the prestigious baton of outstanding conductors such as: L. Maazel, G. Prêtre, K. Masur, E. Inbal, R. Barshai, Y. Temirkanov, E. Morricone, T. Albrecht, G. Noseda, R. De Burgos, Y. Ahronovitch, D. Kitaenko, I. Karabtchevsky, D. Oren, G.Pelivalian, J. Valchua, W. Marshall, W. Eddins, N.Piovani, B.Moretti…
In 1992 he was among the winners of the Italian National Competition (exams and titles) to teach saxophone in Italian National Conservatories of Music and actually teaches in Conservatorio "Nicolini" in Piacenza. In 1997 he won an international audition and became the official saxophonist of the Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa. He also won three national and two international sax competitions for saxophone and/or chamber music.
He got two diplomas: saxophone (10/10) and clarinet (10/10 Cum Laude) and also studied composition for five years.
Mario Giovannelli also plays jazz and he had the privilege to play side by side with illustrious musicians such as Lee Konitz, Steve Lacy, E. Pierannunzi, S. Bollani and other outstanding musicians, recording with them for Fonit Cetra, EMI, RTI…
Some compositions for saxophone were dedicated to him and he composed music for the TEATRO LENZ (prose theatre) in Parma on the novel The player of Dostoevsky (1991). He also collaborated as soloist with ATERBALLETTO-Italian National Dance Foundation (Reggio Emilia), playing music of Bruno Moretti, and TEATRO DUE (prose theatre. Parma).
He was invited on the board of prestigious, national and international, sax and chamber music competitions.
In 2008 he obtained (in collaboration with Fabrizio Ceriani) a relevant national and international patent for a new processing of saxophone’s necks.