Students enrolled in the course will have the chance to perform in chamber music groups from duos to larger ensembles, together with Federico Mondelci. The two best students will be selected to perform concertos from the repertoire for saxophone and orchestra in the version for saxophone ensemble. All participants will play in the concert of the festival program.

The timetable of the course will be defined by the professor according to the composition of the class.

The organization reserves the right to make some scholarships available to the most deserving students upon request to the secretariat, to be assigned at the end of the course and at the discretion of the teachers.

Conditions for registration and fees

In the last 20 years, the Italian saxophonist Federico Mondelci has established himself as one of the leading saxophonists of his generation. His principal studies were at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica ‘G. Rossini’  in Italy and later with Jean-Marie Londeix at the Bordeaux Conservatoire, France. In 1981, he was awarded the ‘Premier Prix et Medaille d’Or a l’Unanimite.
Federico Mondelci has represented Italy on several occasions at the World Saxophone Congress and was president of the X World Saxophone Congress, Pesaro (Italy) 1992.
He made his prestigious career debut as a soloist with orchestra in 1982, on the occasion of the 7th World Saxophone Congress in Nuremberg, where he was strongly encouraged by Marcel Mule.
He then began an international career that saw him as a protagonist with over 50 symphony orchestras all over the world, including the La Scala Philharmonic Orchestra at La Scala in Milan (under the direction of Seiji Ozawa performing the Rhapsody of Debussy) with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Bangkok Sypmphony, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra at the Cairo Opera House, the Yerevan Opera Theater with the Opera Theater Symphony Orchestra from Yerevan, to the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, Georgia State Symphony Orchestra and with prestigious chamber orchestras including the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, I Virtuosi Italiani, the Moscow Soloists under the direction of Yuri Bashmet .....
Federico Mondelci was an active promoter of contemporary music and an innovator of instrumental technique. Numerous compositions have been dedicated to him that today are in the repertoire of saxophonists from all over the world, including Gate by Graham Fitkin, Four Pictures of New York by Roberto Molinelli, Signature by Henri Pousseur, Kya by Giacinto Scelsi, The Textures of a Labyrinth of Armando Gentilucci and another 180 new pieces including pieces for solo saxophone, duo, saxophone and piano, saxophone quartet, saxophone orchestra and Concertos for saxophone and orchestra that he performed as "premiere" in festivals and concert series around the world.
During his career he has worked alongside some of the greatest composers of the 20th century such as Philip Glass, Giya Kancheli, Luciano Berio, Giacinto Scelsi, Michael Nyman, Franco Donatoni, Henri Pousseur, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino, Armando Gentilucci, Graham Fitkin, Nicola Piovani and many other composers of the new generation.
His recording of "Kya" by Giacinto Scelsi, was awarded with the "Diapason d'Or" and a CD for RCA included music written for him by Italian composers.
His recordings also include the Chandos and Delos labels.
In 2006, Mondelci presented the world premiere of the Concerto for saxophone and orchestra by New Zealand composer John Psathas.
The 2019-2020 concert tour includes Italy, France, Austria, Armenia, Israel, Russia, the United States, Egypt, China.
He is Saxophone professor at the Rossini Conservatory in Pesaro since 1981, he is a member and founder of the Italian Saxophone Quartet and director of the Italian Saxophone Orchestra.
More info on the website
The videos of his performances (including Saxophone concertos as Ibert, Debussy, Milhaud, Glazunov, Psathas, Gerry Mulligan, Molinelli….are on Yotube at the Federico Mondelci page:


Roberto Frati Graduated with top marks in 1985 from the Music Conservatory “F. Morlacchi” in Perugia. Between 1984 and 1986 participated in the Ensemble Italiano di Sassofoni (the Italian Ensemble of Saxophones) with which he won L’Ottavo Premio Ancona (the Eigth Ancona Award) and Premio D. Guaccero (the D.Guaccero Award) for the best performance of a contemporary music piece. Collaborates steadily with the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte of Montepulciano, the
Symphonic Orchestra of RAI, Torino, l’Orchestra Regionale Toscana (Regional Orchestra of Tuscany), the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, the Chamber Orchestra of Siena, under the direction of Masters such as Chung, Mehta, Berio, Pretre, Leitner and Henze. Participated as soloist at the Biennale of Venezia 1985 edition. Winner of the International A. Piazzola Award, 1997 edition, and the Premio Internazionale Città di Tortona, edizione 1998 (International City of Tortona Award, 1998 edition). In 2019 received Il Premio Rinaldo Rossi (the Rinaldo Rossi Lifetime Achievement Award) as a musician, teacher and concert performer. Holds concerts in numerous Italian and foreign locations with the classical/progressive saxophone quartet Steelwind, The Saexophones, The Saxophone Party (5 saxophones and soprano voice), l’Accademia Amiata Trio (2sax and piano), the Refrain Ensemble,the Kammerock quartet (vl,vcl, cl, sax), the Uduo (2 sax). His repertoire ranges from contemporary classical music to the most varied arrangements of music from 1500 to the present day. He maintains an intense activity as an arranger and composer for sax. Published in 2018 a CD of his own compositions for saxophone quartet. Records for: Nuova Era, Amiata Records, Pentaphone, VideoRadio, Rain Records, Hit Music, Forrest Hill, ONK Music, Smilax Publishing. Tenured Professor of the Chair of Saxophone at the Conservatorio di Musica “L. Cherubini” of Florence.