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Guido De Flaviis

Saxophone - Italy

Guido De Flaviis

Guido De Flaviis

Guido De Flaviis started to study saxophone with Maestro Claudio Ceschini in Teramo and continued with Daniele Comoglio and Gianni Alberti at the conservatoire in Brescia. He then he moved to Milan where he took a first-class honours degree under Maestro Mario Marzi's guidance in 2004.

He took active part in seminars held by famous Saxophonists such as J.M.Londeix, F.Moretti, A.Bornkamp, C.Delangle, V.David. In 2005 he moved to Amsterdam where in 2007 he finished, with honours, the Master Degree at the Dutch national academy of music "Swellinck", under Henk van Twillert's guidance.

Guido won Scholarships (Dragoni, Ferrero, and the prestigious Top Talent in Netherlands) and was awarded the first absolute prize among all the categories of soloists in two international competitions and the second price in the chamber music category with his saxophone quartet Over-Tone.

For some time now he has undertaken his concert activity with different chamber music groups, duo sax-guitar, sax and piano quartet, with which he has performed at music festivals and concerts in the most famous Italian and European Theatres such as the "Ponchielli" in Cremona, the "Lingotto" in Torino, the "Dal Verme" in Milan, the "Grote Zaal" in Groningen, the "Cristofori", the "Muziek Gebouw" in Amsterdam, and in Vienna. He has played with many orchestras such as the "Scaligeri" ensemble of "La Scala", the Cantelli orchestra of Milan, the woodwind and brass orchestra of Soncino; Camerata, Hromaton and ERT orchestras of Athens.

In 2004 he took part in the making of the "R-Evolution Suite" record by G. Falzone ("Soul Note" editions).

Since 2005 he has been playing in "The Red Chicken Soup duo" with the greek percussion player Margarita Kourtparasidou. The duo is specialized in performing contemporary pieces by composers like I.Xenakis and L.Naon, and has performed and made recordings of premieres that composers like D.Nicolau, Vrees, D.Little, C.Nistico, and N.Mc Gowan have dedicated to them. In 2006 they started an intense activity that made them play in San Diego, New York, Amsterdam, Germany, Portugal and Italy.

Guido De Flaviis

Guido De Flaviis performing with his baritone (large) and alto (smaller) saxophones

In 2008 Guido moved in Athens where for one year he took part in the international saxophone quartet of T.Kerkezos. With this quartet he performed in important Festivals and Concert Halls as the "Megaron" in Thessaloniki, tne "Peterhof Palace" in S.Petersburg, the "Megaron" in Athens.

As a soloist he has been playing with the Youth Regional Orchestra "I Sinfonici" of Teramo for six years and since 2003 with the orchestra "A.C.O. Val Vibrata" (AP). With them he has already more than fifty concerts to his credit. He is also a saxophone teacher at the dimotico' conservatory of Patra.

Over-Tone Quartet

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Guido De Flaviis is represented by Ellison & Strømsholm.

Casa dei Mezzo Music Festival appearances: 2013, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2008

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