Fabrizio Mancuso


After studying in the Messine Conservatory (Italy), Fabrizio Mancuso completes his studies in France in the National Conservatory in Lyon and then in the Paris Conservatoire where he was awarded a first prize unanimously in both the saxophone competition in Claude Delangle’s class and in the chamber music competition in Michel Moraguès and Lazlo Hadady’s classes. As a member of the Habanera Quartet, he was then admitted to postgraduate studies in the Paris Conservatoire. He got a second prize in the International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinan (Belgium).

He has played with various ensembles such as l’Ensemble court-circuit, l’Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, l’Orchestre d’Ile de France, l’Orchestre National de France, L’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France. In 1996, he created the Outis opera by Luciano Berio with the Scala Orchestra in Milan conducted by David Robertson.

He got his Higher Diploma of saxophone teaching (the French “Certificat d’Aptitude”) in saxophone in 2005. Every summer he taught for about ten years in the European summer academy in Gap. He is a saxophone and music chamber teacher in the Regional Conservatory in Annecy.

Within the Habanera Quartet, Fabrizio Mancuso plays a gold plated Selmer tenor saxophone serie III, a gold plated neck, a Selmer mouthpiece S90 170, Vandoren reeds (strength 3 _), BG tradition ligature and BG Yoke strap.