Valentina Renesto

Biography

Valentina Renesto began her Saxophone studies at the Conservatory of Parma with Massimo Ferraguti, pursuing at the Conservatory of La Spezia, where she graduated with honors. Subsequently she has earned two Master Degrees in Saxophone, in education and performance, the latter “cum laude” and a Master Degree in Artistic Direction and Music Management at Conservatorio Boccherini” in Lucca and Pisa University. She's currently professor of saxophone at La Spezia Liceo Musicale “V. Cardarelli”. She has attended masterclasses with Maestri M. Ferraguti, J.Y. Formeau, M. Marzi, A. Tavernini, F. Moretti, G. Scarlatti, M. Falaschi. She also held Masterclasses at prestigious institutions, including the Rubinstein Academy (Düsseldorf), Academy of Szczecin, Poland, for the international Saxophone Festival (where she is an effective member of the "Impression Ensemble"), Truman State University (Missouri). In 2010 she began her activity with "ExclusIVe Saxophone Quartet" (Soprano Sax), obtaining immediate positive professional feedback. The quartet has been invited in festivals and concert seasons in Italy and abroad and has recorded a CD for Sheva. For the same label, Valentina recorded a CD dedicated to Richard Strauss with soprano Monica Benvenuti and pianist Giuseppe Bruno. Valentina Renesto is also active in duo with piano and as a soloist with orchestra (Radom Philharmonic Orchestra, Lomza Philharmonic Orchestra, Akademia Zmienia and Filharmonia Szczecinie Szczecin - Poland, City Orchestra of Grosseto, "Brindisi Classica", Truman University Missouri, New York University). In May 2017 she was at the prestigious ASEAN China Musica Festival. A new CD of new pieces for sax and piano has just been published by the Japanese label Da Vinci.