Duo Forni / De Flaviis
The two musicians met in 2000 at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Milan, during the chamber music lessons of M° Fulvio Caldini. The  immediate musical and human understanding between them lead to the formation of this now well established duo. Their many concerts performances in seasons and festivals throughout Italy won the duo the approval of both press and public, for their unusual and expressive sound (“Musica nei Chiostri” Milano, ”Stagione concertistica estiva Lago Maggiore” Luino, ”Teramo Jazz”, “Claire de Musique” Como, “PerAdesso Festival” Verbania, “Casa dei Mezzo Festival” Crete).
Their repertoire ranges from contemporary music to free improvisations on popular themes, from the European neoclassicism of the beginning of the twentieth century to Argentinean tango. Though different at first sight, these styles originate from the same roots, an ancient popular melody, and are then re-elaborated and sublimated by innovative composers.
A Taste of South American
Music by Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Corea, Gnattali, Sierra, Cordero
Special guest: Isa Katharina Gericke
Paysages Marins
Music by Debussy, Ibert, Djemil, Poulenc, Satie
Instrumental Comprension
Music by Takemitsu, Cage, Meijering
Guido De Flaviis started to study saxophone with Maestro Claudio Ceschini in Teramo, there he continued with Daniele Comoglio and Gianni Alberti at the conservatory in Brescia, afterwards he moved to Milan where he took a first-class honours degree under Maestro Mario Marzi’s guidance in 2004. He took active part in seminars held by famous Saxophonists such as J.M. Londeix, F. Moretti, A. Bornkamp, C. Delangle, V. David. In 2005 he moved to Amsterdam where in 2007 he finished the Master Degree at the Dutch national academy of music “Swellinck” with honours degree under Henk van Twillert’s guidance.
He won scholarships (Dragoni, Ferrero, and the prestige Top Talent in Netherlands) and was awarded the first prize among all the categories of soloists in two international competitions and second prize in the chamber music category with his saxophone quartet “Overtone”.
For some time now he has undertaken his concert activity with different chamber music groups: duo sax and guitar, sax and piano quartet, with which he has performed at music festivals and concerts in the most famous Italian and European Theatres such as the “Ponchielli” in Cremona, the “Lingotto” in Torino, the “Dal Verme” in Milan, the “Grote Zaal” in Groningen, the “Cristofori” and “Muziek Gebouw” in Amsterdam and in Vienna.
He has played with many different orchestras like the “Scaligeri” ensemble of “La Scala”, the Cantelli orchestra of Milan and the woodwind and brass orchestra of  Soncino.
Since two years he plays in “The Red Chicken Soup duo” with the Greek percussion player Margarita Kourtparasidou. The duo is specialized in performing contemporary pieces of composers such as I. Xenakis, L .Naon and has performed and made first recordings of works that composers as D. Nicolau, B.de Vrees, D. Little, C. Nistico, and N.Mc Gowan have dedicate to them. In 2006 they started an intense musical activity that allowed them to play in venues such as the” U.S.D.” in San Diego, “Purchase” in New York, Germany, Portugal, the “Sala Puccini” in Milan and the “Bachzaal” in Amsterdam.
At the moment he lives in Athens were he is performing as part of the international saxophone quartet of T. Kerkezos. With this quartet he is performing in important Concert Halls such as ”Megaron” in Thessaloniki, the “Peterhof Palace” in S.Petersburg, the “Opera House” in Cairo, and the “Megaron” in Athens.
As a soloist he has been playing with the Youth Regional Orchestra “I Sinfonici” of Teramo for six years and since 2003 with the orchestra “A.C.O. Val Vibrata” (AP); With them he has already more than fifty concerts to his credit.
He teaches saxophone at the Dimotico’ conservatory of Patra.
                                        With Isa Katharina Gericke, Crete 2008