Mario Marzi is a winner of nine national and four international competitions. He has performed with prestigious orchestras including The Orchestra Sinfonica RAI di Torino, Accademia naz. di Santa Cecilia, Arena di Verona, Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro alla Fenice di Venezia, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana and the Caracas Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Marzi has worked for twenty years with Teatro alla Scala and with the Filarmonica della Scala under the baton of some of today's leading conductors including Abbado, Maazel, Muti, Chailly, Dudamel and Harding.
He often plays with Riccardo Muti and is regularly invited to join Zubin Mehta and the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino on concert tours. He has also performed in Salzburg, Athens, Madrid, Saint Petersburg and Mexico City, and in some of the prominent venues include Carnegie Hall, New York, The Suntory Hall, Tokyo, The Gewandhaus,
Leipzig, The Musikverein, Vienna, The Schauspielhaus, Berlin, The Grand National Theatre of China, Beijing and The European Parliament, Brussels.
Mr. Marzi teaches saxophone at G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan, gives postgraduate courses and master classes in Oporto, Amsterdam, Lisboa, Frankfurt, Beijing, Wien, London, Washington, Sydney, Denver and Caracas, within the Abreu’s project (El Sistema). He has been on the jury of many international competitions including The 5th Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, which was held in Dinant in 2010. He is the Italian representative for the Mulligan Publishing.