Victor Morosco and Amici Italiani
(10:30, Saturday 14 July, Byre Theatre)
Victor Morosco — Alto Saxophone; Roberto Armocida — Soprano Saxophone
Danilo Russo — Alto Saxophone; Allessandro Bruno — Tenor Saxophone
Paolo Fiorillo — Baritone Saxophone; Domenico Romano — Baritone Saxophone
Victor Morosco (b.1936) is a unique concert saxophonist who has achieved an international reputation as a performer, educator, clinician, and composer. He holds BS and MS Degrees from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Vincent Abato, Daniel Bonade, and Joseph Allard. Mr. Morosco made his debut appearance as a soloist with the Juilliard Orchestra in 1959 and at Carnegie Recital Hall in 1962. He began his career as a freelance musician in New York City where he performed regularly with the orchestras of the New York and Brooklyn Philharmonics, the New York City Ballet, and the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble. Upon moving to Los Angeles, California in 1968, he was engaged in recording for major motion pictures, television and phonograph records, as well as continuing his career as a soloist. In 1997 and 1998 he conducted workshops throughout Australia and performed a solo program, which included the world premieres of several compositions for saxophone and piano and his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. Mr. Morosco has lectured and performed at the World Saxophone Congresses X in Pesaro Italy, XIII at the University of Minnesota, NASA Conference at UNC Greensboro, the International Saxophone Festival, in Faenza, Italy and Certosa di San Lorenzo 2011. Currently residing in Ocala, Florida and Strada in Casentino, Italy, Mr. Morosco continues his work as a composer, soloist, and clinician.
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