BIOGRAPHY

I like music from any point of view! This is why I like to be a saxophone player, a composer and a teacher.

I am an Italian saxophone player and composer born in Milan in 1989. I started to play saxophone when I was 8 years old together with classical guitar. After studying in my hometown near Milan I entered the Conservatoire G. Verdi in Milan to study classical saxophone. Here, I studied with the soprano saxophonist Marco Bontempo and the pianist Giuliano Bellorini. I graduated in Classical Saxophone with a recital programme combining jazz and classical music (Phil Woods and Scelsi). In Italy, the curiosity of exploring different genres, brought me to play in folk ensembles, classical duos and quartets, a progressive rock band and a jazz duo. In particular, the passion for jazz brought me to London to study Jazz Saxophone at Trinity Laban. After completing a PGDip at Trinity Laban, where I greatly enriched my background, I am currently completing my Master's at Goldsmiths University of London where a more open music path is making me explore my own musical voice. At Goldsmiths, I studied jazz saxophone and arranging with Mick Foster and Paul Bartholomew, learning deeper the jazz language both from playing and composing/arranging. Moreover, I have founded the Betty Accorsi Quartet with other Goldsmiths music students with the aim of playing my own compositions. With the Betty Accorsi Quartet we will release the album "The Cutty Sark Suite" on the 11th December 2020 after a very successful Kickstarter Campaign. Recently, I started to experiment with electronics and I composed two pieces for saxophone and electronics inspired by "The Cosmicomics" by Italo Calvino. Outside Goldsmiths, I play in an acoustic-jazz duo called “Sloth in the City” with the finger style guitarist Andrea Martelloni (Virgult).