Massimiliano Girardi

Massimiliano Girardi

President and Artistic director (

Massimiliano is professor of saxophone at the Conservatorio "F.Cilea" in Reggio Calabria and he is also initiator, founder and artistic director of the fist euregio festival (Trentino, South Tyrol and Tyrol) of classical music called "Alpen Classica Festival" and of the first euregio saxophone festival called “Alpen Classica Saxfest”.

He also has an intense concert activity as soloist and with various ensembles like the Milano Saxophone Quartet,  Sargas Duo (saxophone and organ/piano), Worksong Duo (saxophone and accordion). Massimiliano performed in worldly famous concerts halls and academies like Wiener Konzerthaus, Sala Verdi Milan, Belgrade Philharmonie, Trento Philharmonie, Teatro Ristori Verona, Triennale Milano, Teatro Vittoria Tornino, Muth Theatre Vienna, Bielsko Concert hall, Stephan’s Dom Wien, Music-university “Frederik Chopin” Warsaw, Music-academy Katowice, Music-academy Krakow and also in renowned festivals like Milano Musica, Festival Mito, Transart Festival, Società del Quartetto di Vicenza, Società del Quartetto di Milano, Vienna Saxfest, Musica Riva Festival, Stage internazionale del saxofono di Fermo, Sardinia Organ Fest, Laudes Organi Wien, Vespri d'organo di Monza, Italian Saxweek, Opera Estate, Chile Saxfest, Festival de Musica da Camera "Chiloè Concertante", Temporada de Musica UTEM (Chile), Tarapaca Musica Festival (Chille),  and many others.

He recorded for ARS, Azzurra Music and Ambiente. Massimiliano gives regularly Masterclasses in Europe, and America.

He studied at the Milan conservatory under the guidance of M. Daniele Comoglio with whom he hold his bachelor and also master degree with best marks. Further impulses brought him to Vienna with Lars Mlekusch at the Vienna Conservatory where he attended a two year’s specialisation course. He also has taken choral and orchestral conducting lessons.

Besides his saxophone studies he also got his degree in modern languages and literature and also in Euro-American languages and literature with best marks at the university of Trento.

Massimiliano is D'Addario , Zac and Selmer artist.