XXIII International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

Luciano De Luca
Bastien Baumet
24-31 July 2022
Type of lesson

Italian Brass Week 2022

Florence, July 24-30

Arezzo, July 31 Arezzo Brass Day

For this edition, the following activities will be guaranteed to all festival subscribers included in the membership-membership fee that must be paid at the time of your Application:

  • Liability insurance for all participants (does not include theft and damage to property tools and personal effects);
  • Student Secretariat active for every need - available every day for further information about Hotels, Restaurants and everything you need to feel good in Florence. The students' Tutors will be your contact persons for any doubts and needs during the festival. The first day they will make you discover the beauty and grandeur of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theater, they will indicate the protocol to be observed and show you the different classrooms where you will take lessons;
  • 2 30-minute lessons with each teacher that can be scheduled through an app that will be forwarded to you once registration has been regularized;
  • July 24 registration, orientation, Wings to Talent award, possible tests for all students;
  • From 25 to 30 August every day from 8.15 am the Breathing Gym which will take place outdoors;
  • From 25 to 30 August every day there will be singing and chamber music lessons for which the ensemble must be selected
  • During the festival there will be two concerts, of which a happening, where you will be the protagonists;
  • Free admission to evening concerts where the Artists of the Italian Brass Week will perform;
  • The diplomas will be delivered on 31 July, participation is the one relating to the winners of the Wings to Talent 2022 award.

Anti-contagion protocol:

Italian Brass Week cares about your safety and To ensure the safety of everything and prevent Coronavirus contagion, compliance with simple rules of conduct is required, such as:

  • At the beginning of the festival you will find a station where you can perform the serological test, if you want to perform the test yourself, it must not be earlier than 48 before the start of the festival. The procedure will be repeated every 48 hours in accordance with the law;
  • Daily measurement of body temperature at the entrance;
  • Maintaining interpersonal distance and mandatory use of a mask.

Please refer to the competent health authorities regarding the health regulations that students arriving from abroad will have to follow.

200 membership fee (tutti) 150 tuition fee
Horn Campus
Trumpet Campus
Trombone Campus
Tuba Campus
Euphonium Campus
International Award

Luciano De Luca

July 24 - 31st


Luciano De Luca was born in Tivoli, near Rome. Euphonium player in the National Police Wind Orchestra of Italy.

At the age of four, Luciano began studying euphonium first with his father. In 2006 he completed his euphonium studies with Steven Mead at the Higher Institute of Band studies in Trento, obtaining a higher degree. In 2007, he obtained his Academic Trombone Degree cum Laude at the St. Cecilia Conservatory of Music in Rome with Vincenzo Tiso as his teacher. In the same year he won the “Via Vittoria Prix“, awarded to the five best degree placements in Italy.

De Luca has studied with Steven Mead , Robert Childs and David Childs has attended many courses and masterclasses with Andrea Conti, Jaques Mauger, Jay Freidman, Charles Vernon, Anne Jelle Visser , Gianluca Gagliardi and Federico Ventura. Luciano De Luca has worked with some of the world’s foremost conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Daniel Barenboim, Myung Whun Chung, Lorin Mazel, Zubin Mehta, Maurizio Billi, Markus Stenz, Gianluigi Gelmetti, Alessio Vlad, Asher Fish and Roberto Granata ; touring in England, France, Germany, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and China .

He is also the winner of several orchestral auditions, including those for the Rome Opera theatre Orchestra, the City of Rouen Orchestra in France, the Symphony Orchestra of Rome (Academy of Arts) and the Symphony Orchestra of the Rome Conservatory. At the age of 21, Luciano won the National Competition for Euphonium in the National Wind Orchestra of the Italian Police, where he frequently performs as a soloist. He has taught in numerous master classes in cultural and musical institutions in Italy and abroad , including The Academy of International Euphonium in France. Professor of euphonium and posaune, Academy Ergo Cantemus in Tivoli.

In 2014 three concertos were composed for and dedicated to Luciano De Luca:

- I Masnadieri Prelude of Giuseppe Verdi for Euphonium and Brass Band ; By Pasquale Magnifici
- Sigma, Concert for Euphonium and Piano by Stefano Zigrossi.
- Cerretango, Concert for Euphonium and Piano by David Vallini.
- Core N’grato, for Euphonium Solo and Brass Band by Gaetano Cannuli.
- The Magic Carpet, Concert for Euphonium and Wind Band by Secondino De Palma.

The latter was performed for the first time ever by Luciano De Luca on 24 August 2014 in the city of Troia (FG). He is Principal Euphonium in the “Italian Brass Band” with which Two May 2015 WINS Competition European Brass Band Championship in Freiburg, Germany. Euphonium Soloist the brass ensemble of the National Academy Santa Cecilia in Rome “Tam Tam Brass .

He is founder of the “Italian Sound Quartet, which has won prestigious International competitions: overall first prize at d’Avray in Paris, the audience award at Caccamo in Sicily and the Sanguinetto International Competition for chamber music in Verona. In 2013 – 2014 was Artist Miraphone, in June 2015 became officially Artist Besson most company popular musical instruments in the world.

He plays with Euphonium Besson Prestige.

Bastien Baumet

July 25 - 31st


Born in 1988, Bastien Baumet began playing the euphonium at the Nîmes Music School (in Patrick Maurin’s class) and continued his musical education at the Villeurbanne Conservatory (in Christian Delange’s class). In 2006, when he was 17, he was admitted into the famous National Conservatory of Music (CNSM) of Paris , where he won first prize with unanimity in 2009.

Since 2006, he has often been involved in orchestras such as l’Orchestre National de Lyon, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, l’Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, l’Orchestre National de France,… to play in famous concert halls all over the world (les Chorégies d’Orange, la salle Pleyel (Paris), le Forum Garibaldi (Monte-Carlo), le Royal Albert Hall (Londres), le Musikverein (Vienne), l’Opéra Bastille, Suntory Hall (Tokyo), la Philharmonie (Berlin) and to work with the most famous conductors including Myung-Whun CHUNG, Tugan SOKHIEV, Pinchas STEINBERG, Pierre BOULEZ, Leonard SLATKIN, Philippe JORDAN, Vasily PETRENKO, Mikko Franck.

Bastien is a member of the National French Police Orchestra since 2008.

He is also the principal euphonium player of the Paris Brass Band (Winner of French National Championship 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and member of the Prestige Brass Quartet (CD « Divertimento »).

In 2006, he won the European contest for young soloist of Luxemburg. Two years later, Bastien won first prize during the international championship in Jeju (South Korea), one of the most famous euphonium-based events.
In Juny 2012 he won the first prize at Amboise’s Open of Brass band.

In July 2012, Bastien became a teacher in Paris’ 13th district Conservatory.

Since 2008, Bastien has performed regularly as a soloist in France and abroad where he also delivers numerous, and exciting master-classes.

In 2012 he released his first CD « Art of the Euphonium » to the record company Indesens.
In 2014, he released his second CD “Portraits” in duet with Alexis Demailly.

Bastien Baumet is a Besson Artist - Buffet Crampon.