Roberto Armocida is an Italian classical saxophonist. He performs as soloist in symphonic orchestras or in ensembles, and he is interested in playing chamber music in the most different formations.
Winner or national and international competitions, from 2003 he collaborates with Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo of Naples, Teatro Massimo Bellini of Catania, Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti of Naples, Orchestra del Teatro Olimpico of Vicenza, under the direction of internationally renowed conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Wayne Marshall, Ennio Morricone, Myung-Whun Chung, Diego Matheuz, Alexander Lonquich, Andrew Grams, George Pretre, George Pehlivanian, Nicolas Brochot, Antonio Pappano, Alessandro De Marchi, Will Humburg, Michel Plasson, Benjamin Pionnier, Andrea Sanguineti, Nicola Piovani.
Since 2005 is chosen by Roberto De Simone as the first saxophone of all his works. In November 2006 with the Scarlatti Orchestra performs as soloist in the Instrumental Suite from “La Gatta Cenerentola” of Roberto De Simone. In the months of January and February 2007 is orchestral of the new work of Roberto De Simone “La ci darem la mano”. This work will win the E.T.I. award 2008 as the best musical show of the year.
He is component of the MACH Ensemble, together with musicians as Raphael Christ, Francesco Senese, Simone Briatore, Patrizio Serino, Johanee Gonzalez, Adam Walker, Nora Cismondi, Andrea Fallico, Fredrik Ekdahl, Giuseppe Russo, Tomás Medina, Vincenzo Paratore, Nabila Chajai, Felix Mendoza.
He performs also with musicians as Louis Lortie, André Gallo, Michail Lifits, Andrea Rebaudengo, Francesco Senese, Benedetta Senese, Anton Dressler, Victor Morosco, Tommaso Lonquich.
Roberto Armocida, is graduated with honors and special mention in saxophone at the “San Pietro a Majella” Conservatory in Naples in the class of Francesco Salime. Later he attends numerous master classes with Jean Yves Fourmeau, Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp, and Victor Morosco.
In November 2021 his new cd "Le Chemin Oublié" was released, recorded with the pianist André Gallo, dedicated to French music for saxophone and piano. The CD contains the world premiere recording of an unpublished piece by André Jolivet.