Vito Manchinelli


I started playing the alto saxophone at the age of 9, in a little Belgian town called De Haan. After 3 years I went to the conservatory of Ostend. At age 16, after my first summerjob, I bought a soprano and a tenor saxophone, and at the age of 19 I got myself a baritone. I played saxophone in several bands, currently in the concert band of Heist, and the Beaufour Saxophone Quartet.

Music is and will always be an extreme addiction of mine. Under the influence of several friends, I got in touch with folk-music. Because of that I started collecting and playing more instruments (guitar, bodrhan, whistle, kaval, fujara,...). Currently the collection counts about 70 instruments.