XXII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

21 Luglio

Giovanni Hoffer

Giovanni Hoffer

Giovanni Hoffer was born in Lecco (Italy) in 1972.
In 1991 he took his French horn diploma at Milan’s Conservatoire “G.Verdi” under the guidance of Master Michele Berrino.
He began his career playing with the main italian orchestras, including the Scala Philharmonica, the “G.Verdi”  Symphonic Milan, the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, the R.A.I. Orchestra in Milan, the Italian Swiss Confederation Orchestra. He also played in many international tours (Japan, Australia, South America), working with world famous directors like Riccardo Muti, Lorin Maazel, George Pretre, Eliahu Inbal and many more.

A Jazz and Pop Music lover from the start, he took part in some television programmes on Mediaset channels working with Master Peppe Vessicchio. He also played in different pop music recordings working with artists like Antonella Ruggero, Francesco Renga and Niccolò Fabi.

He has beem living in Bologna since 1999, and has been working with the “Teatro Comunale di Bologna” Foundation since then. Master Teo Ciaravella also invited him to take part in the Dams Jazz Orchestra and he started collaborating both as musician and composer.

At the beginning of 2006, after the encounter with Lele Veronesi, he started the Hofferquattro project. Here, with the faith and dedication of Lele Veronesi (drums), Maurizio de Gasperi (piano rhodes) and Andrea Taravelli (electric bass) experimented the French horn’s potentials, tackling some standard jazz and mainly some compositions by Giovanni Hoffer himself.

At present he is also playing in some Live Dj Set collaborations, improvising jazz phrasing with lounge, chill out and Jazz house productions, a unique experience also thanks to original unobtainable musical compositions and to performances using a sea shell as a musical instrument.