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Basilio Merlino graduated at the top of his class and he achieved a Master of saxophone performance at
the National Music Conservatory in Palermo in July 2010. Interested in the French School of Saxophone, he
completed his studies with Gilles Tressos and Christophe Bois at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieur de Musique
et Danse (CESMD) de Poitou-Charentes in 2013. In June 2016, he got a Diploma of Saxophone performance
and a Diploma of saxophone teaching. He has been improving his skills studying with Fabrizio Mancuso,
Sylvain Malezieux, Jean-Denis Michat, Arno Bornkamp, Jean-Yves Formeau. He has performed with several
chamber ensembles, including Escualo Saxophone quartet, I sassofonisti del Mediterraneo, The Saxophone
quartet. He has recently performed at festivals in different countries, including the “Art’s week festival of
Shenzen” (2013 – China), the “Saxophone en mouvement festival” of Poitiers (2014 – France), the “17th
world saxophone congress of Strasbourg” (2015 – France), the “18th World saxophone congress”. In 2018,
he performed in Zagreb (Croatia) and in Paris (Musée d’Orsay and Musée Bourdelle). He is a founder
member of the saxophone duo “Siké”, with whom he performed Stefano Gervasoni’s and Giuseppe
Mazzamuto’s unpublished works. He is an ANBIMA teacher for regional courses in Sicily and he is the
creator of the artistic and didactic project, called “I Week-end del saxofono”. He was a saxophone teacher
at the conservatory Paris Vallée de la Marne (France). Nowadays, he teaches saxophone at the secondary
music school in Italy (MIUR).