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. Damiano is passionate about contemporary music and he has premiered over 30 new pieces. 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, Orlando Records, Amadeus Arte. He is the artistic director of Alpen Classica Festival. Damiano is Selmer and D’Addario Artist 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.
Andrea Cera graduated with MA degree (Diploma) inPiano and Music Composition at the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padova (Italy). He studied computer music at theCursus Program on Composition and Computer Music at IRCAM, in Paris. From 2000 to 2010, Cera has mainly worked with several choreographers. In the same period he has explored sound art: installation sites have included the Centre Pompidou, Le Fresnoy -Studio national des arts contemporains in Lille-Tourcoing, institutions and art centres in Italy and France. In 2004 he realized NightRun, an interactive installation based on the screaming of the visitors. They are here (2008) is an interactive video and sound installation created for the Centquatre-Paris, in collaboration with IRCAM. Atier 2010, Andrea Cera focused in research and sound design projects with IRCAM (Paris), NOTAM (Oslo), Integra Project, Infomus – Casa Paganini (Genova). Andrea Cera’s music is concerned with hybridiza�on and intrusiveness as tools to explore new uses of sound.