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, Konzerthaus 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. 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.