When & Where
San Rocco Church
Via Umberto I 11, Località Costa Morbello
Sunday 12 May, 5:00 pm
Free entry while seats are available.
At the end of the concert, the District Council of Morbello and cultural association I Corsari di Morbello will offer refreshments.
Concerto No.2 in E Major (J.S. Bach’s arrangement BWV 974)
I. Andante spiccato
Vocalise (The Ninth Gate)
Embers (The Golden Age)
The Meadow (Twilight)
Lost Blood (The Danish Girl)
Blood Theme (Dexter)
Violin Concerto in D Major Op 3, No.9
(J.S.Bach’s arrangement BWV 972))
Day One (Interstellar)
Dark Knight (Batman)
Damiano Grandesso, 1990, is an italian saxophonist, member of Five Sax and Milano Saxophone Quartet.
He played in the major concert halls of the world:
Musikverein Vienna, Taipei National Concert Hall, Teatro del Lago Chile, Citè de la Musique Paris, Concertgebouw Brugge, Konzerthouse Vienna, Bruxelles Flagey, Gasteig Munich, Belgrade Concert Hall and Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
Damiano is passionate about contemporary music and he has premiered over 30 new pieces. He usually work with composers such as Giovanni Bonato, Mario Pagotto, Leonardo Schiavo, Alberto Schiavo, Federico Zattera, Gianni Giacomazzo, and Pier Damiano Peretti.
He gave masterclasses in Italy, Spain, Serbia, South America and Asia.
Since 2012 he has been invited several times to perform with the Bruxelles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra.
Damiano is first prize winner of 12 national and international competitions.
He recorded cds with for ARS, Azzurra Music, and Orlando Records
He is the artistic director of Alpen Classica Festival and Italian Sax Week.
In 2007, he obtained the diploma “Bachelor in Music” from the Conservatory in Vicenza, where he studied with Dario Balzan. In October 2011 he got his master of music, with the highest distinctions, at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, studying with Daniele Comoglio. He studied also at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität in Vienna with Lars Mlekusch and at the conservatory in Bordeaux with Marie Charrier.
Described by critics as one of the most interesting harpists in the international panorama: “she invents a
fascinating chapter of modern history of the harp” (La Repubblica), “the best harp playing ever
heard” (American Record Guide), Floraleda Sacchi is revolutionizing the Harp image.
She studied in Italy, the US and Canada, winning 16 prizes in international competitions.
She performed in Europe, North America, South America, Africa and Asia and in concert halls such as:
Carnegie Hall (New York), Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Glenn Gould Studio (Toronto), Konzerthaus (Berlin) Teatro
Solis (Montevideo), Blanco Museum (Buenos Aires), Auditorium della Conciliazione (Rome), Quintai Hall
(Wuhan), Acropolium de Carthage (Tunis), Alti Hall (Kyoto), etc.
She has recorded more than 20 album, entering top positions of Classical Chart for Decca, Deutsche
Grammophon, Brilliant Classics, Amadeus Arte. Curious and lively she composed for theatre and cinema.
For sure, Floraleda Sacchi – with her compositions, through the carefully selected repertoire for her concerts
and with an unusual and versatile instrument such as the harp – creates an unique sound experience, intense
and unusual that gives emotions.