XXV International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week


Italian Brass Week 2014

Brass players from all over the world, they will meet again in Italy to put themselves under the wings of great virtuosos, international soloists and members of the great orchestras of the world, their Masters. They will give breath to the brass, breath to their vocation, music to the public.
During the Italian Brass Week the hour of new jazz bands, solo recitals and concerts of the Italian Brass Week Ensemble will also play - the always unprecedented, unrepeatable and festive international formation directed for the occasion by Dale Clevenger, Luca Benucci and by Roger Bobo.
In the Theater and in the Piazza del Castello di Vinci, at the Opera di Firenze and on the Arno at the Ponte Vecchio, even the general public will be amazed.

The Italian Brass Week has the breath and protection of amateurs and professionals of the arts, producers and ambassadors of Tuscany and mecenti - even for scholarschips. It enjoys the patronage of the municipalities of Vinci, the city of Florence and the Tuscany Region and is in collaboration with Opera di Firenze.
The masters are limited to one hundred students: in this edition 24 countries around the world are already involved.
The 2014 master will be held in the schools and in the theater of the hometown of a profound connoisseur of the "Figuration of invisible things" as well as an acoustic physics experimenter and lyre improviser: Leonardo da Vinci.
The artistic direction is by Maestro Luca Benucci, principal Horn of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.









Fabrizio Bosso Jazz Star,

Andrea Dell’Ira Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,

Andrea Giuffredi intonational,

Otto Sauter international soloist,

Ruben Simeo international soloist.


Luca Benucci Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,
Dale Clevenger Chicago Symphony and professor at Indiana University,
Stefan de LevalJezierski Berliner Philarmoniker,
David Bonet Piris Orchestra Sinfonica di Barcelona.


Ximo Vicedo Davo Spanish National Radio Orchestra,

Gabriele Malloggi Maggio Musicale Fiorentino,

Vincenzo Paratore Teatro Bellini di Catania.

Tubas: Roger Bobo, tuba legend and former Tuba at Los Angeles Philarmonic,
Anne Jelle Visser Tohnhalle Zürich and Musik Hocschule Zürich.


Paul Wertico, international soloist and member of Pat Metheny Group.




concerts will be in different locations between Firenze and Vinci.

July 1st *

Festival inauguration
Piazza del Castello Vinci
h 21.30
Italian Brass Week Ensemble
conductor : Luca Benucci

July 2nd *
Opera di Firenze
Mocata - Scaglia- Wertico
Guest Fabrizio Bosso
Info: ticket office at Opera di Firenze
Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

July 3rd *
Teatro di Vinci
Italian Brass Week Soloist
Solo Recital


July 4th
Ore 20.30
"Sul fiume Arno "
In cooperation with:
Associazione Renaioli
Circolo cannottieri di Firenze
Pop horn Ensemble
Conductor Dale Clevenger

Free admission

July 4th *
Ore 21.30
Teatro di Vinci
Italian Brass Week Soloist
Professors recital

July 5th *
Piazza del Castello 
Ore 9.00 
Brass & Wine in a Tuscan Summer Night


July 6th
ORE 21:30
Opera di Firenze
Conductor Dale Clevenger

In cooperation with Opera di Firenze "Maggio Musicale Fiorentino"