XXII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

2009

Italian Brass Week 2009

Masters will be held from August 18th to 24th by Teachers of international standing throughout the Festival, and have the purpose to improve young Italian and foreign musicians. By now a consolidate and appreciated reality at international level, in this 10° edition news will be proposed either in teachers presence or in concerts programming. A real opportunity of comparison for the brasses world.

Teachers and experts of high reputation will participate to masters and concerts of the "ITALIAN BRASS WEEK", together with members of the brasses section of the Canadian Brass, Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra of Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Roma, Suisse Romande’s Orchestra, Wiener Philarmoniker, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Italian and European Conservatories and other world-wide reputation soloist.

The town becomes alive with the sound of magical notes providing a musical backdrop in a magnificent setting, turning Santa Fiora into the music capital of Monte Amiata.

This Event is realized with the participation of Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Boston University-Brass Department, Mannes College of Music in New York, Roosevelt University-Brass Department in Chicago, Royal Academy of Music in Londra.

Courses take place in local schools and the concerts are held in some of the town's most charming locations, including the fish pond and parish church, with its extraordinary della Robbia ceramics, and the Cloisters of the Monastero della Selva, all renowned for their spectacular architecture and ideal acoustics. Concerts are also held in the town's many squares.

Horn Campus

  • Barry Tuckwell - International Soloist "The Horn's Legend"
  • Luca Benucci - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s Orchestra
  • Jonathan Williams - BBC Symphony Orchestra

 

Trumpet Campus

  • Giancarlo Parodi - Conservatory "G. Frescobaldi" of Ferrara
  • Davide Simoncini - Conservatory "B. Maderna" of Cesena
  • Fabrizio Fabrizi - San Carlo Theatre Orchestra
  • Jens Lindemann - International Soloist, ex-Canadian Brass
  • Andrea Tofanelli - International Soloist
  • Andrea Dell'Ira - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino’s Orchestra

 

Trombone Campus

  • Andrea Conti - Orchestra of Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Roma
  • Andrea Bandini - Suisse Romande’s Orchestra & Conservatory of Ginevra
  • Michel Becquet - Conservatory of Lione

 

Tuba Campus

  • James Gourlay - International Soloist
  • Alessandro Fossi - Musik Hochschule in Trossingen

 

Junior Brass

  • Mirko Rabitti
  • Lorenzo D'Attoma

 

Brass Chamber Music and Ensemble

  • Luca Benucci

EVENING’s CONCERTS

 

August 17th

Santa Fiora - Parco de "La Peschiera", ore 21.30

ITALIAN BRASS QUINTET in CONCERT

Trumpets: Davide Simoncini, Fabrizio Fabbrizzi

Horn: Luca Benucci

Trombone: Andrea Conti

Tuba: Mario Barsotti

 

August 18th

Santa Fiora - Chiesa di Sant´Agostino, ore 21.30

INTERNATIONAL TROMBONE´S QUARTET

Trombone: Andrea Conti, Ian Bousfield, Michel Becquet, Andrea Bandini

 

August 19th

Santa Fiora - Chiesa di Sant´Agostino, ore 21.30

STARS TRUMPET´S QUARTET

Trumpets: Allen Vizzutti, Jens Lindemann, Andrea Tofanelli, Marco Pierobon

 

August 20th

Santa Fiora, ore 21.30

HORN SUMMIT

Conductor: Burry Tuckwell

 

August 21th

Santa Fiora - Piazza del Borgo, ore 21.30

GOMALAN BRASS in CONCERT

Trumpets: Marco Pierobon, Marco Braito

Horn: Nilo Caracristi

Trombone: Gianluca Scipioni

Tuba: Oswald Prader

 

August 22th

Santa Fiora - Piazza Garibaldi, ore 21.30

INTERNATIONAL BRASS ENSEMBLE

Special Guests: Luca Benucci, Michel Becquet, Barry Tuckwell, Jonathan Williams, Davide Simoncini, Giancarlo Parodi, Jens Lindemann, Andrea Tofanelli, Allen Vizzutti, James Gourlay

 

August 23th

Santa Fiora - Centro storico, dalle 17.00 alle 20.00

BRASS MARATHON DAY

YOUNG BRASS ENSEMBLE

Conductor: Jean Pierre Mathez

Santa Fiora - Auditorium "La Peschiera", ore 22.00

GUACAMAYA LATIN & JAZZ BAND

Trumpet Guest Stars: Jens Lindemann, Allen Vizzutti, Andrea Tofanelli, Davide Simoncini

 

August 24th

INTERNATIONAL BIG BAND

Guest: Wycliffe Gordon

 

August 25th

Recital of Michel Becquet

 

August 26th

Recital of Ian Bousfield

 

August 27th

Winners’s Concert & Awards Ceremony

 

August 28th

Big Band in Concerto

Guest: Rudy Migliardi