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NASA 2018 Biennial Conference Presenter — Michael Mortarotti

Mark your calendars now to join us March 8-11, 2018 for the NASA 2018 Biennial Conference at University of Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio.
James Bunte — Host
— Conference Program Committee Chair
— NASA Director of Marketing


Saxophone Player

Click here for the overall Conference Schedule. NOTE: The closing concert is on Sunday, March 13, at 3:00 PM in Hemmle Recital Hall. We hope you will make plans to be with us for this special performance.

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Name: Michael Mortarotti
Website: http://themanaquartet.com
Presentation Date: Saturday, March 12, 2016 10:20 AM
Presentation Venue: St. John's Church
Presentation Title: The Lost Sonata
Type of Presentation: Professional Classical Solo Performance
Proposal Duration: 22
Bio: Michael Mortarotti enjoys an active performing career that has taken him throughout the United States, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. As alto saxophonist of the Mana Quartet, Michael has been featured on numerous festival and recital programs -the Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival; Music on the Edge Concert Series; and as a concerto soloist with the National Music Festival Orchestra and the Hot Springs Music Festival Orchestra. Recipient of the Alice Coleman Grand Prize at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, he has earned a place among past winners like:  Anne-Marie McDermott, eighth blackbird, and Tokyo String Quartet. His composer collaborations have led to the premiere of over 30 new works in recent years, while allowing for creative partnerships with outstanding performers. These collaborations can be heard on the NAXOS label and on NPR’s Performance Today. Michael Mortarotti is a D’Addario Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Reserve Classic reeds.

Pieces to Be Performed

Title Composer Duration
Sonata for Alto Saxophone & Piano Hans Brehme 22