Nicola Peretto Italy ← Back to list
Nicola Peretto , born in 1992 in Aosta (Italy), is considered one of the brightest classical saxophonists of his generation.
He won 8 prizes during important international competitions as soloist, among others:
-1st Prize of “Adolphe Sax" International Competition in l’Hay-les-Roses (Paris, 2016)
-3st Prize of "Josip Nochta" International Competition (2017, Zagreb)
-1st Prize of International Music Competition "Marco Fiorindo" in 2018, (Nichelino, Italy)
-1st Prize and Special Prize at the "Classic Winds International Competition" in 2018 (Hamburg, Germany).
He played several times as a soloist with wind or string orchestra pieces like : Glazunov Concerto, Divertimento by Boutry, Larsson Concerto, Concertino da camera by Jacques Ibert, Concertino by Rueff . In January 2013 he made a live CD recording of “Rapsodie” by André Waignein during the “ Concert du Nouvel An 2013” in Pont-Saint-Martin with Orchestre d’Harmonie du Val d’Aoste.
For the opening concert of the International Music Competition "Marco Fiorindo" 2018, he was invited to perform the "Orientale" concerto by Martin Loridan for 2 saxophones and wind orchestra in Turin.
He performed in different venues like Teatro Superga in Turin, Festival Saxena and Salle Cortot in Paris and, during the “Eurasian Stars music festival” 2018 of Astana, he was invited as soloist with the “Academy of soloists State Orchestra” conducted by Mischa Katz in the Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall.
As a member of symphonic orchestras he recently collaborates with Orchestra Sinfonica Verdi (Milan) , Teatro Carlo Felice (Genova), Antwerp symphonic orchestra (Belgium), Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice and Sinfonieorchester Aachen (Germany).
Since 2017, he has been a member (tenor saxophone) of the Klassik4Sax quartet, performing concerts in particular in Belgium and France (Festival des Minimes, Festival Chapel for Europe, concert in Nadia Boulanger's house, etc). Klassik4sax was also invited to perform at the European Parliament in Brussels for the prestigious ceremony of the election of the new President in april 2018.
He was recently invited for giving Masterclass at "Conservatoire de la Vallée d'Aoste". He regularly teaches in Italy for summer masterclass and he is currently the classical saxophone teacher at the Antibes conservatory (France).
He plays on Yamaha Custom EX saxophones and he is an artist officially sponsored by "Vandoren Paris" since 2016.