XXIV International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

Filippo Lattanzi
23-28 July 2023
Type of lesson

Italian Brass Week 2023


Florence July 23-28

Welcome to the 24th Italian Brass week, international festival.

Brass and Percussions players, coming from all over the world, will meet again in Florence, in Italy, to place themselves under the wings of great virtuosos, international soloists and members of the great orchestras of the world, their Masters.

All participants will be able to give breath to their vocation, getting the best lessons and give  music to the public.

The didactic activities will take place in an exceptional location: the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, with soundproofed classrooms, air conditioning, in an environment dedicated to making music of the highest quality.

The concerts will be in enchanting locations in Florence which will leave even the general public breathless and will be announced after the press conference.

The Italian Brass Week has the breath and protection of amateurs and professionals of the arts, producers and ambassadors of Tuscany and patrons and sponsors also for scholarships aimed at young students.

For this edition together with WPM we have added a percussion department as natural consequence of the repertoire dedicated to the brass world, which you can join as student of our timpano and pecussion courses and improve your skills with the great masters.


For this XXIV edition, the following activities will be guaranteed to all members of the Festival included in the membership-registration fee which must be paid at the time of your online Application which has the deadline of July 10, 2023 until all available places for each class.


The Masterclass will focus on the solo, multi percussion and orchestral repertoire.  All issues relating to performance and performance anxiety will also be covered. 

Participants will be selected by sending their repertoire and recording a free choice piece on marimba, multi percussion or orchestral excerpts.

The Italian Brass Week Percussion Master Class is one of the master classes in cooperation with the World Percussion Movement, which combines individual and group lectures. The program of the master class can be partly chosen by participants, soloist repertoire and also music for ensembles or orchestral excerpts, which are part of each audition. There is a huge emphasis on the technique, sound and interpretation. Participants and professor discuss various traditions and styles of playing marimba, multi percussion, as well as the performance related aspects.

Date: 23-28 July 2023 


PARTICIPANT AUDITORS € 200.00 + € 100 for attendance as an auditor at masterclasses, concerts by the masters.

"SOLO" ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS for 1 Maestro of your choice € 200.00 Enrollment + 200 for active attendance at masterclasses, concerts, individual lessons.


9:30-13:00 individual lessons 

15:00-16:30 individual lessons 

17.00 19.00 chamber music program 

21.30 concerts 




JOIN NOW by sending an email to: segreteria@italianbrass.com


The participation fee can be paid in different ways:

By bank transfer, with PayPal transfer, please see APPLICATION on site.


All active members will be guaranteed the following activities and insurance:


RC 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 on hotels, restaurants and everything you need to feel good in Florence.


The tutors of the students will be your contact persons for any doubts and needs during the festival. On the first day they will let you discover the beauty and grandeur of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino theatre, they will also indicate the protocol to be observed inside the theater and they will show you the different classrooms where you will teach;


General program

* 09.00 -13.00 Individual lessons with the teachers of your class

* Lunch break (you will have an agreement for the restaurant)

* 15.00 Individual lessons with the teachers of your class

* 16.30 Ensemble music lessons for Brass Ensemble and Brass Band

* 19.15 end of activity in the Theater

* Dinner break (affiliated restaurants will be indicated near the concert location)

* 21.30 Evening concerts in various locations


"ACTIVE" students will be guaranteed the following activities:

23 July

8.00 - 11.00 participation payment and collection of the identification badge

10.00 WINGS TO TALENT international award for the assignment of 5 scholarships offered by A.N.B.I.M.A.

13.00 lunch break

3.00 pm orientation inside the theater with the Tutors

4.30 pm reading rehearsals for the festival concerts

19.15 end of activity in the theater.

the following activities will be guaranteed:

2 lessons of 30 minutes with each teacher that can be fixed using an app that will be sent to you once the registration has been regularized

From 24 to 28 July chamber music lessons are scheduled every day for which you will be selected for your ensemble with which you will go to perform concerts in Florence.

From 24 to 28 individual lessons with the instructors are guaranteed at the following times: 9.00-13.00/15.00-16.30

Many concerts will be held during the festival, including a happening where you will be the protagonists and many other concert initiatives that will allow you to give voice to your art and have fun together with young people from all over the world.

Free admission to the evening concerts where the artists of the Italian Brass Week will perform with the exception of the concerts of 25 and 26 July.


As soon as you have completed your online registration, you will receive a complete scheduleand personal asistent for the activities, timetables and anything else you may need for your stay in Florence.

  Membership fees are refundable until June 15, 2023.

For further clarifications, do not hesitate to write to Emilia Galli, segreteria@italianbrass.com who will be able to respond to all your needs.

Max members
200 euro membership fee plus 200 euro tuition fee for "active students” or 200 membership fee plus 100 euro for Listener Student"
Horn Campus
Trumpet Campus
Trombone Campus
Tuba Campus
Euphonium Campus

Filippo Lattanzi

23-28 July 2023

Percussion Masterclass

FILIPPO LATTANZI - Percussionist

Considered one of the most interesting and complete talents of his generation, much appreciated by specialized magazines; the American Percussive Notes defines him, in a review of his CD's, one of the most interesting interpreters and exponents of the marimba world scene, defining the recordings "catalysing", attentive to stylistic details and with a clear historical-philological vision demonstrated by few interpreters.

Lattanzi's artistic activity includes many solo concerts that have led him to perform in several states, including Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Poland, Spain, Turkey, United States, Switzerland and Venezuela, welcomed in prestigious concert halls such as the Musikalle in Hamburg, the Chopin Academy in Warsaw, the Prague Concert Academy, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna, the RAI Auditorium in Turin, the Teatro Comunale di Firenze, the Politeama di Palermo, the Auditorium "Giuseppe Verdi" of Milan, the Piccolo Teatro of Milan, the Konzertsaal KKL of Lucerne, "Renée Weiler Hall" of the Greenwich House of New York.

Alternating with the soloist activity collaborations with important chamber formations such as the "NexTime Ensemble", the "Arnold Schoenberg Choir" of Vienna and the "Aterballetto" Dance Company of Reggio Emilia, with which he inaugurated several editions of "Di Nuovo" Music Festival "at the Valli Theater of Reggio Emilia," Ferrara Musica "at the Teatro Comunale of Ferrara, and the" Biennale "of Venice.

Since 2005 he has been the artistic director of the "World Percussion Movement" and he still directs him actively collaborating with the dance movement "World Dance Movement" (founded by choreographer Michele Assaf), and participating in prestigious events in which, among others, some of the most important international artists such as Steve Reich, and choreographers of international prestige such as the American Desmond Richardson and the French Bruno Collinet.

In 2008 he founded the "Adams International Percussion Group", also formed by Emmanuel Sejournée, Bogdan Bacanu, Kuniko Kato, Svet Stoyanov and Ludwig Albert, with whom they performed in Holland, Belgium and Italy, inaugurating prestigious European Festivals and holding concerts broadcast live on television for the Dutch National Networks. In 2019-20 a long tour is planned in the United States, Canada, Spain, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. The ensemble will perform in some of the most prestigious contemporary music festivals on the international scene.

He has to his credit many first recordings and first Italian and world performances of songs for marimba alone and Concerts for marimba and percussion by authors such as Richard Rodney Bennett, Luciano Berio, Federico Biscione, Luis De Pablo, Jean-Pierre Drouet, Ivan Fedele, Vinko Globokar, Gerard Grisey, Gabriela Ortiz, Toshiro Osokawa, Kaija Saariaho, Joseph Schwantner,

Emmanuel Sejournée, Alessandro Solbiati, Toru Takemitsu, Andrew Thomas, Alejandro Vinao, James Wood, for the record labels Koch-Schwann-Aulos, Naxos, Forlane, Tactus, Dad Records, for the Radio and Television of Italian Switzerland, for RAI, as well as recordings aimed at the recovery and interpretation of classical repertoires such as the monographic work on Johann Sebastian Bach.

He holds regular masterclasses for the Eastman School of Music (Rochester NY, USA), the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, USA), University of Akron (USA), Youngstown State University (USA), Indiana State University (USA), Harrison College of Music (USA), University of Michigan (Detroit, USA), for the International Music Teachers Association of Los Angeles, for the Oberlin College of Music (USA), Indiana State University (USA), New Mexico State University , the Percussive Arts Society (USA), for the "Simon Bolivar" Conservatory of Maracaibo in Venezuela, for the "Joaquin Rodrigo" Superior Music Conservatory of Valencia (Spain). Again for the "PerKumania Percussion Festival" in Paris and for some Italian music conservatories, for the "Jornadas Internacionales de la Percussion de Riba Roja de Turiia" (Spain), for the "Percussion Day" in O-Porto (Portugal), for the International Festival of percussionists in Athens (Greece) as well as the lectures in the High Specialization courses promoted by the European Community for the "Arturo Toscanini" Foundation in Parma.

Born in Bari where he began the course of musical studies, graduating with full marks and praise. He then specialized with Maestro Gastone Sylvestre at the Conservatoire National de Region "Rueil Mailmaison" in Paris, obtaining, for four consecutive years, the gold medal and the "Premier Prix de la Musique à l'unanimité et Félicitations". In '98 he was also conferred, for the first time unanimously, the "Prix Spécial de Virtuosité en Marimba", in whose prestigious commission are placed composers of the caliber of George Aperghis and Carlos Alsina as well as percussionists like Jean-Pierre Drouet and Willy Coquillat.

At the same time he perfected with Michael Rosen at the "Oberlin College of Music" in the United States, with Robert Van Sice at the "Royal Conservatory of Rotterdam" and with Leigh Howard Stevens at the "Royal Academy" in London.

He has also perfected himself in jazz language with some important drummers such as Peter Erskine, Massimo Manzi, Tommy Igoe, Dafnis Prieto, John Ramsay, Antonio Sanchez, Steve Smith, Dave Weckl. His latest performances have been appreciated at the "Padova Jazz", "Valsugana Jazz" and "Fano Jazz" festivals, alongside artists such as Alex Acuna, Amik Guerra, Marco Pacassoni and Maurizio Rolli.

He is regularly invited to take part in international juries in marimba competitions, including the "Universal Marimba Competition" (Luxemburg), the "Concours International de Marimba" in Paris,

the Percussive Arts Society (USA), "Jeju International Brass and Percussion Competition "(South Korea), Princess Vadhana Galyani Institute of Music - International Ensemble Competition (Bangkok, Thailhand), Thailand International Percussion Festival (Bangkok, Thailand) and PAS Italy of Pescara.

In 2019 he will be present as an artist and a member of the jury in some of the most important international competitions, for marimba and percussion, which will be held in Australia (“The 6th Australian Marimba Competition” in Melbourne), Thailand (Thailand International Percussion Festival in Bangkok) and the "Universal Marimba Competition" (Belgium).

Since 2001 Filippo Lattanzi is the artistic director of the Italian label DAD RECORDS which has under his belt 26 titles ranging from ancient music to classical, contemporary and jazz.

Among his activities we can also mention his important knowledge demonstrated over the years as Ton Meister (Technician and director of registration) in which he offered his expertise to labels of national and international prestige as the Italian "Stradivarius", "Azzurra Records "," VelNet "and" DAD RECORDS ".

Lattanzi performs all over the world, as endorsers, for ADAMS Musical Instruments, MIKE BALTER Mallets, GRETSCH Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, DAD RECORDS and GM-AUDIO.