XXV International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week


Italian Brass Week 2010

Masters will be held from August 23rd to 29th 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 11° 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 Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philarmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra of Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Roma, 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

  • Dale Clevenger - Principal Horn of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Will Sanders - Maastricht Conservatorium - Music Highschool Karlsruhe
  • Luca Benucci - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's Orchestra
  • Francisco Rodríguez - Orquesta Sinfónica del Liceu - Conservatorio Profesional in Terrassa - Conservatori Superior del Liceu in Barcelona


Trumpet Individual Master

  • Allen Vizzutti - International Soloist


Trumpet Campus

  • Yigal Meltzer - Principal Trumpet Israel Philarmonic
  • Giancarlo Parodi - "C. Monteverdi" Conservatory of Bolzano
  • Davide Simoncini - Conservatory "B. Maderna" of Cesena
  • Fabrizio Fabrizi - San Carlo Theatre Orchestra
  • Marco Tamburini - Jazz Soloist


Trombone Individual Master

  • Joseph Alessi - Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic


Trombone Campus

  • Andrea Conti - Orchestra of Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Roma
  • Daniele Morandini - Principal Trombone Israel Philarmonic Orchestra
  • Gabriele Malloggi - Bass Trombone of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino


Tuba Campus

  • Øystein Baadsvik - International Soloist
  • Jens Bjørn-Larsen - International Soloist
  • Eros Sabbatani - Conservatory "G. Verdi" Milan


Junior Brass

  • Andrea Damico - second trombone Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • Lorenzo D'Attoma - percussionist Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
  • Alberto Serpente  - freelance
  • Giacomo Santoni - freelance

What: Opera Brass Project

Where: Santa Fiora - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

When: August 23rd - 21:30

Who: Soloists: Luca Benucci (French Horn), Yigal Meltzer (Trumpet), Daniele Morandini (Trombone). Roberto Arosio (Piano)


What: Alen Vizzutti Solo Recital

Where: Santa Fiora - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

When: August 24th - 21:30

Who: Alen Vizzutti (Trumpet), Roberto Arosio (Piano)


What: Joseph Alessi Solo Recital

Where: Santa Fiora - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

When: August 25th - 21:30

Who: Joseph Alessi (Trombone), Roberto Arosio (Piano)


What: All Stars Brass Quintet & Italian Friends

Where: Santa Fiora - Piazza del Borgo

When: August 26th - 21:30

Who: Alen Vizzutti, Joseph Alessi, Yigal Meltzer, Dale Clevenger, Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Andrea Conti, Luca Benucci, Davide Simoncini


What: Tuba Evening

Where: Santa Fiora - Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

When: August 27th - 21:30

Who: Øystein Baadsvik, Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Eros Sabbatani


What: Brass Dimension Ensemble (conductor Mike Applebaum)

Where: Santa Fiora - Piazza Garibaldi

When: August 28th - 21:30


What: Brass Marathon Day

Where: Santa Fiora - Centro storico

When: August 29th - from 17:00 to 20:00


What: International Brass Ensemble

Where: Santa Fiora - Auditorium "La Peschiera"

When: August 29th - 21:30

Who: Soloists: Alen Vizzutti, Andrea Tofanelli, Joseph Alessi, Yigal Meltzer, Øystein Baadsvik, Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Andrea Conti, Luca Benucci, Davide Simoncini, Daniele Morandini