Gilberto Monetti - Born in Bologna, he completed his studies at the Conservatory G.B.Martini of the same city.
He studied with important Maestro E. Sallustio, who is considered an important contemporary composer.
After graduating, he frequented numerous master classes with many of the most famous exponents of the world saxophone scene.
Back in 1971 he was the co-founder of the first Italian saxophone quartet ( today denominated “Quartetto Saxofonia”).
This quartet realized many recordings distribuited by Fonit Cetra in Italy and by ZYX Music in Germany, Printop and Ecosound world wide.
He played with many important Symphonic orchestras in the cities of Bologna, Parma, Venice and Bolzano.
M° Monetti also enumerates a notable live activity in many countries: Switzerland, Australia, Tunisia, Holland, Spain, Slovenia, France and Germany, where he proposed both Cassical and Contemporary repertoires.
The most important specialized Italian magazine in the musical sector have publiscihed articles concerning his activity and he has been the first Italian musician to appear on the front cover of the American ”SAXOPHONE JOURNAL” considered the most important sax magazine in the world.
He explored Jazz music as part of the Big Band directed by M° Ballotta, the Duke Ellington trio and more recently, the New Jazz Band, playing live at many festivals.
Several important composers have devoted to him their original works; We remember: A. Zecchi, E. Sallustio, F. Balliana, A. Mazzanti, P. Alessandrini and M. Fattorini.
Gilberto Monetti represented Italy in various International Saxophone Congresses; in Alicante and Valencia (Spain), Pesaro (Italy) and Ljubliana (Slovenia).
In 1987 he founded the “Harmonic Sax Ensemble”, holding many concerts and making recordings for RAI, Radio Televisione Italiana.
Since 1984 he has directed the Saxophone department firstly at the Consevatory of Cesena Italy, and presently at the G.B. Martini Conservatory of Bologna, Italy.
G. Monetti holds various masterclass and is a co-founder of ASI, Associazione Sassofonisti Italiani.
He also wrote an affirmed series of methods denominated “The Modern Soloist” published by College Music, so helping people who may desire to discover the wonderful world of the saxophone.
In the last years he started a new collaboration with pianist Alberto Linari, trying to explore particularly interesting repertoires, such as late Romanticism and Vaudeville, dating from late 800 to the first decades of 900.
This repertoire manages to show how the sound of the sax was considered similar to the human voice.
Prof. Gilberto Monetti via B. Cellini 20 40138 Bologna ITALY
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