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Davide Nari has played in hundreds concerts as soloist, in chamber music concerts and symphonic orchestral productions in Italy and abroad (Europe, USA, Asia) and he has produced many CDs for important record companies (Warner Music Italy, Da Vinci Publishing, Ars Publica).

He has played with the “Carlo Felice” Symphony Orchestra in Genoa, the “Haydn” Symphony Orchestra in Bolzano and the “Teatro Lirico di Cagliari” orchestra during productions, musicals (including the first national absolute performance of the musical “An American in Paris” in 2018) and symphony concerts conducting by M° W. Marshall, A. Chauhan, T. Brock, J. Lowe, D. Smith, B. Venezi and S. Lloyd.

He has been on tour with the Duo Brillance in USA, playing and teaching for the Minneapolis (of which he was also a substitute teacher), Bemidji, Augsburg Universities (Minnesota) and for the McNeese State University (Lake Charles, Louisiana). In 2018 he played and teached as the only European teacher at the “1st Saxophone Camp” in Seoul, South Korea, together with international saxophonists (Hiroshi Hara, Ching-Shyan Yen, Brandon Jinwoo Choi e Seung-dong Lee). In 2019 he was finalist for the tenor saxophone audition at the Regio Theater Orchestra in Turin. 

In 2012 he graduated with full marks in saxophone at the “N. Paganini” Conservatory in Genoa, in 2014 he obtained the Second Level Academic Diploma (Master level, Music Performance) in saxophone with full marks at the same Conservatory and in 2015 he obtained the Second Level Academic Diploma (Master Level) in Chamber Music at the “G. Nicolini” Conservatory in Piacenza with full marks and Honors. He obtains the prestigious “LTCL” degree at “Trinity College of London”. He’s specialized in teaching methods, musical pedagogy and psychology. He has attended music workshops held by Profs. Luigi Gallo, Nobuya Sugawa and many others; he also studied orchestral conducting and in 2017 he was selected as conducting student by M° Donato Renzetti for the Conducting Masterclass in Milan with the “I Pomeriggi Musicali” Symphonic Orchestra.

Davide Nari currently teaches saxophone at the “G. Bruno” Musical High School in Albenga, at the AIYA – Mooc Culture Institute in Singapore and at the Civica Scuola di Musica in Ovada (AL). He is the artistic director at the Musical Society “S. M. Immacolata” in Loano (SV), at the Complesso Bandistico “A. Forzano” in Savona and of the Calizzano Creative Saxophone Festival.

He was selected for the project “Studi per l’intonazione del mare” by S. Sciarrino organized by Teatro alla Scala and MilanoMusica. He was a soloist with the “Conservatory N. Paganini” Symphonic Orchestra in many theatres, like the “Carlo Felice” Theatre in Genoa, at the “Sala Verdi” in Milan. He has performed in National Premiere pieces written by contemporary composers, including the “Duo for Alto Saxophone and Cello” Op. 99 (N. Kapustin) with cellist Marco Decimo and the “Suite I” for solo saxophone (M. Mangani). He won many prestigious first prizes in national and international music competitions in soloist and chamber music sections as: MAP International Music Competition, Los Angeles (USA), “Woodwind, Saxophone” and “Chamber Music, Duo”; 1° International Music Competition “Città di Sarzana”; 2° International Saxophone Competition “G. De Vincenzi” di Pontinvrea; International Music Competition “Jupiter”, 2009 and 2011 editions. He has published his own arrangements for saxophone for the music publisher “Eufonia” and as indipendent publisher; he is the dedicatee of various compositions (including “Fluxum Temporis” by M. Lombardi) and he is regularly invited to hold saxophone masterclasses.

He is currently member of the music chamber duo “Duo Brillance”, of the “Trio Klonos”, of the “Trio Panamericano”, of the “Trio Aelia” and of the “R. Zegna Jazz Orchestra”. He has performed also jazz music with international level artists in important jazz festivals including the “Torino Jazz Festival”, “UnoJazz” of Sanremo (IM) and “Andora Jazz Festival” (SV).

He played also with the “Sanremo” Symphony Orchestra, the Ensemble Nuove Musiche, the “Opera Giocosa” in Savona, with artists such as Arno Bornkamp, Eric Marienthal, Riccardo Zegna, Quatour Ellipsos, Preston Duncan, Nicolas Arsenijevic, Hiroshi Hara, Seung-dong Lee, Brandon Jinwoo Choi, Pietro Tonolo, Gabriele Mirabassi, Luigi Bonafede, Giuseppe Andaloro, Andrea Bacchetti and he collaborated with Francesco Cafiso, Dado Moroni, Dino Rubino and Enrico Zanisi.

Davide is endorser artist of the brands “Légère Reeds” and “Silverstein Works”