Saxofollia was set up in 1993 in one of the Maestro Massimo Ferraguti classes.
During its performances, it has hosted internationally renowned soloists, such as Mario Marzi and Eugene Rousseau, the trumpet players Andrea Giuffredi and Flavio Boltro, the singer Anna Maria Chiuri, the clarinettist Corrado Giuffedi, and the oboist Luca Vignali.
Awarded the First Prize in 8 National and International Competitions, the quartet has performed in important festivals and events in Italy as well as abroad. Amongst them, the Concerti in Campidoglio - Rome, I concerti di Cortile Mercato Vecchio - Verona, Estri Armonici - Parma, Musica a Palazzo - Carpi, Jazz in'It - Modena, Soli deo Gloria, Concerti della via Lattea - Reggio Emilia, International Musik Messe - Frankfurt, 14th World Saxophone Congress - Ljubliana.
Dedicated teachers as well as performers , the Saxofollia Quartet members teach at the Secondary Schools AFAM, at Junior High Schools and Musical High Schools. Besides being graduates and concerned about saxophone, clarinet and Music Teaching, all the members studied composition.
Winners in important classical music and jazz competitions, they participated in contemporary art performances, conceived, realized and put on stage performances and plays including Musical...off Limits!, Pierino e il lupo e altre storie in musica and Kurt Weill Festival. They have been working with famous Symphonic Orchestra, both as a Quartet and as soloists, counting La Fenice di Venezia, C. Felice di Genova, Filarmonica della Scala di Milano, Internazionale d’Italia, Arena di Verona, Orchestra Cherubini, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini di Parma, Sinfonica di Sanremo, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana.
Appreciated for both jazz and classical performances, they have played with many National and International Groups and soloists, including Dave Liebman, Benny Golson, Gegè Munari, Paolo Fresu, Hengel Gualdi, Ellad e Bandini, Christian Mayer, Fabrizio Bosso, Tullio de Piscopo.
The Saxofollia Quartet plays Selmer Instruments and Vandoren Reeds.