PASQUALE CESARE tenore saxophone
Pasquale Cesare, acclaimed Italian saxophonist with an international reputation. He has studied with talented Italian instructors for many years, in particular with the esteemed M°Federico Mondelci, who has guided him towards a brilliant Master Degree at the Conservatory of G.Rossini in Pesaro.
He has been awarded various prizes from international contests, he collaborates with the Theatre San Carlo of Naples and with the Philharmonic Orchestra Marchigiana,performing classical and contemporary music of composers such as: George Gershwin,
Maurice Ravel and Bruno Maderna.
His future surely holds discographic promise with two CDs already recorded entitled Saxofonie and Tribute to Adolphe Sax; his plans are to tour Italy and abroad with his music as a soloist and component of chamber orchestras and to have fun, thanks to this passion that has become his job.
Interview to PASQUALE CESARE, member (tenore saxophone) of Federico Mondelci Italian Saxophone Quartet
December 12, 2015 – Naples, Italy
Interview with young Italian talent Pasquale Cesare! The last one to join the FEDERICO MONDELCI ITALIAN SAXOPHONE QUARTET, he has been awarded several prizes from international contests, he has played for the theatre SAN CARLO in Naples and for the Philarmonic Orchestra Marchigiana, now he is the brilliant tenor of the saxophone quartet, growing steadily up with a more and more acclaimed international reputation.
Interviewer: Tell me Pasquale , where were you born? Tell me about your background?
PC: I was born in Benevento , a beautiful old city not far from Naples and after my high school graduation I was accepted at the Conservtory G.Rossini in Pesaro where the estemed M° Federico Mondelci has guided me toward a brillinat Master Degree!
I: How did you end up playing saxophone?
PC: When I was a child I was used listening to my father playing the saxophone. I loved the sound of the saxophone and started playing immediately when I was ten.
I: Which do you consider your most important musical influences?
PC: My biggest musical influences have been from classical sax. ..but personally I got inspired by the great Italian VOICE tenors Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavorotti, I felt immediately that if you want to play wonderfully you have to play as if you were singing…
I. How would you describe your musical style as a musician?
PC: That’s a hard question. I can’t say exactly what my style is; I’ve been told many different things, I can tell you who I have respected and listened to the most since I was I child, like the great italian tenors Enrico Caruso and Luciano Pavarotti….just feeling the heart they put into their powerful sound! ..Oh My God..I’m surprisingly playing as tenor in this quartet now ! Enrico Caruso and Pavarotti represent an ever-evolving italian music style that has no limits and I’m so inspired to be part of this italian musical vision! Maestro Federico Mondelci himself studied also singing at Conservatoire..and he is able to play his music as if he is really singing….I feel so lucky to be part of the Federico Mondelci Italian Saxophone Quartet!!
I: What do you consider most important right before taking the stage for a performance?
PC: Relaxation and concentracion, of course!
I.. Great Pasquale! I wish you a brilliant future and to keep moving forward to your target successfully and now tell me..what do you want music fans to remembers after listening to one of your concerts?
PC: I would hope for people to walk away feeling that they have heard something unique and honest. I want people to be left just inspired and thoughtful
I:Good luck, Young tenor Pasquale!
PC: Thank you and to all wonderful supporters of our Federico Mondelci Italian Saxophone Quartet .