This year at the Italian Brass Week, there will a fantastic feature for tuba and euphonium. I will be there, along with Øystein Baadsvik, Alessandro Fossi, Roland Szentpali, Hidehiro Fujita for a week of music-making in Santa Fiora - Grosseto (Tuscany), Italy. Sign up now, for an unforgettable experience.
THERE ARE JUST A FEW PLACES LEFT ON THE EUPHONIUM MASTERCLASS. please email me if you wish to discuss this course with me.
From their website : "The Festival Santa Fiora in Musica is promoted by the Town Council of Santa Fiora and organised by the Association "La Settima Musa" and the Santa Fiora in Musica.
Artistic Director of the Italian Brass Week is the principal horn of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Luca Benucci. He has since the inauguration of the Festival been responsible for planning a wide range of quality events. The 12th Festival promises an exploration of acoustic and visual sensations.
The Festival is a major cultural event for Santa Fiora, our medieval town at an altitude of 800 metres, the surrounding district of Monte Amiata and for the young musicians from Italy and foreign taking part in advanced courses held by players hailing from some of the world's greatest orchestras and conservatoires. Local people, music lovers and tourists all have the chance to listen to these events free of charge.
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 Berliner Philarmoniker, San Francisco Symphony, Wiener Philarmoniker and other world-wide reputation soloists.
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".
I'm grateful to Luca Benucci for including the euphonium (and me) into tihs prestigious Festival and I want there to be loads of euphonium players there !!!! Come on, let's show this Festival our wonderful instruments. Hope to see you there.
Sign up now ! http://www.italianbrass.com/week/index.php?p=sign&l=en
"Santa Fiora, a medieval town at an altitude of 800 metres, situated at the foot of Monte Amiata, regarded as one of the most beautiful natural environments in Italy was chosen as the ideal location for the Festival. The presence of natural springs, woods and mountains and the town's ambitious and well organised council appeal to an all year round tourism. An ample choice of high quality hotels and restaurants, catering for every pocket, meets the needs of both course participants and the tourism generated by the Festival.
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."
Other teachers will be:
Will Sanders (Maastricht Conservatorium ,Music Highschool Karlsruhe)
Luca Benucci (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's Orchestra),
Sarah Willis (Berliner Philarmoniker)
Giovanni Hoffer (Jazz International Soloist)
Giancarlo Parodi ("C. Monteverdi" Conservatory of Bolzano)
Davide Simoncini (Conservatory "B. Maderna" of Cesena)
Omar Tomasoni (Orchestra of Accademia Nazionale of Santa Cecilia in Roma)
Giuliano Sommerhalder (Gewandhaus Orchestra, Lipsia)
Andrea Tofanelli (International Soloist)
Andrea Dell'Ira (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino's Orchestra)
Marc Inouye (San Francisco Symphony)
Daniele Morandini (Principal Trombone Israel Philarmonic Orchestra)
Ian Bousfield (Wiener Philarmoniker)
Vincenzo Paratore (International Soloist)
Spread the word ! This promises to be an incredible Festival...and we need enthusiastic students to make it really memorable