I could start by writing how young I was when started playing music, which teachers I had, which music schools I went and how many amazing and famous people I have played with....
I rather try to communicate with people directly with my sound coming from deep inside my soul.
Music is about sharing and bringing people together....
Imagination and creation are built-in human qualities that nowadays are somehow forgotten. Instead they are replaced by smart-looking technology that keeps lowering, day by day, our instincts and power of imagination.
Use your inner sound to live.
Martino Jose Scovachricchi Rodriguez is a saxophonist, composer and film composer. Born in San Jose, Costa Rica in 1983 and raised in Torino, Italy.
Performer/Instrumentalist: Martino works extensively across the UK as a performing artist as a soloist. He is currently recording his album of original compositions entitled Melancolia Feliz. Winner of the Costa Rica Young Soloists competition in 2007, he has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and alongside international artists including drummer Peter Erskine and harpist Katrin Finch.
He is a dedicatee of new works by contemporary composers and has delivered world premiere performances in several venues in the UK, Italy, Mexico and Costa Rica such as the South Bank Centre, Ronnie Scotts, Bolivar Hall, Teatro Regio di Torino, Universidad Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica.
An ongoing project is "The Gee Street Art Project" in collaboration with Hong-Kong artist Hin, where music is improvised music by looking at the paintings.
As a multi-instrumentalist, Martino also studies cello with Professor Dario Destefano working toward attainment of his second performance degree.
Film Composer/Composer: As a composer Martino has a versatile and simple style, often using odd rhythms writing. He has been commissioned to compose music for bassoon by the renowned English bassoonist John Orford. Film credits include Odense Filmværksted Productions, Press TV Documentaries, Callum Murphy Films and Gori Productions.
To listen to Martino's original compositions refer to the media section of this website. To listen to music written to picture please click here.
Educational/Charity projects: Martino is a very experienced educator running workshops and master classes in Mexico, UK and Italy. He is the director and founder of the London Saxophone School which provides saxophone tuition from beginners of any age to music college level students.
In order to improve musicians' awareness in performance Martino is about to publish the educational manual" Yoga for Musicians, developping awareness in musical performance through yoga" which explores the role of the mind during performance and how to control it implementing specific yoga postures.
Martino works in close collaboration with the Brazilian charity AmazonArt and the Ride for Good project. AmazonArt provides free musical education and concerts in poor and deprived areas of the Amazon region, as an alternative activity to social problems such as crimes, violence and drugs.
The Ride for Good project was formed to explore music traditions from Berber (Amazigh) people in Morocco, developing a teaching path in schools and villages.
Endorsement: Martino Scovacricchi is a Ligaphone artist.
He is an alumnus of the Berklee College of music (2 Year Certificate), graduate of the Royal Academy of music (PGDip) and the Conservatorio G. Verdi of Torino (BMus). He has been awarded scholarships from the DeSono Associazione per la Musica, the North American Scholarship, CRT Master dei Talenti, and Mosco Carener award.