The Trumpet Campus will have the following rules:
Students enrolled will have lesson opportunities with the following teachers and their respective available times as follows for the duration of Italian Brass Week:
The daily schedule will be as follows:
9:00-13:00: Individual Lessons
13:00-13:30: Collective Masterclass
13:30-15:00: Lunch Break
15:00-16:00: Brass Chamber Music rehearsals
16:00-17:00: Brass Ensemble Rehearsals (ensemble A: classical programs, Ensemble B: special project)
17:00-18:00: Teacher Ensemble Rehearsals
18:00-19:00: Orchestral Excerpts class
21:30: Evening Concerts
23:30 (or directly after the Evening Concerts): Jam sessions with jazz soloists of the festival at the Pub
The group masterclasses and the concerts are included in the cost of tuition. It's not required to audition to participate in these.
At the end of the Masterclasses, you will be awarded with a Diploma from the Italian Brass Week.
Hailed as “one of the world’s most engaging and astonishingly versatile trumpeters,” (Style Weekly) Yamaha Performing Artist Rex Richardson is one of the busiest crossover trumpeters on the international scene. Due to his strong commitment to performance and education, coupled with his passion for the arts, Rex Richardson has been named “Personality of The Year” by the Brass Herald.
A veteran of the acclaimed chamber ensemble Rhythm & Brass, jazz legend Joe Henderson’s Quintet and Sextet, William Russo’s Chicago Jazz Ensemble, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, known as the world’s “Rolls Royce of Brass Bands” (Brass Band World), he stays busy as a headline artist at international brass and jazz festivals and as a soloist with orchestras, concert bands, brass bands and jazz ensembles. Since the early 90s he has worked with countless celebrity artists in multiple genres, developing a unique reputation in the trumpet world for his combination of singular virtuosity, a highly personal style, and an emphasis on improvisation in classical as well as jazz idioms.
A tireless champion of new music, Richardson presented the premiere performances of concertos by Dana Wilson, Doug Richards and Peter Meechan on four continents between 2006 and 2010. 2010-2011 will see the Australian, Brazilian, Swedish and American premieres of Stephenson’s Trumpet Concerto no. 2, “Rextreme.”
Richardson is Professor of Trumpet and Jazz Trumpet at Virginia Commonwealth University and served as Artist in Residence at London’s Trinity College of Music from 2006-2009. His five solo recordings, including the most recent “Magnum Opus: 21st Century Trumpet Concertos” are released on Summit Records.
Internationally acclaimed trumpeter and educator Joe Burgstaller is a dynamic and unique force in today's music world. Fueled by an artistic drive to explore and expand, Joe has the distinction of being a former full-time member of both of the premiere brass chamber groups in the history of their respective fields: Canadian Brass and the avant-garde Meridian Arts Ensemble. Also, for years he was one of the all-time most popular soloists at Columbia Artists' Community Concerts (alumni include Van Cliburn and Heifetz), performing 60 solo concerts per year as North America's busiest trumpet recitalist. Joe has performed and taught in hundreds of cities throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia (performing in most every major performance venue in the world) and has performed and taught at over 80 universities, conservatories and colleges. He tours internationally as a soloist, with his crossover group BM4 (BurgstallerMartignon4), and as a clinician and teacher, as well as holding a permanent position teaching trumpet and chamber music at The Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore, MD.
As the third-longest tenured trumpeter in the history of the famed Canadian Brass, Joe toured worldwide performing in recital and with orchestra (Philadelphia, Minnesota, Detroit, Houston, Baltimore, New Jersey, Seattle, et al.). He was often featured as a soloist, and the group regularly performed and recorded his arrangements (AllMusicGuide.com heralded Joe's "superb set of arrangements" of Astor Piazzolla). Three Canadian Brass CDs featuring Joe became Top-10 Billboard hits.
As a member of the Meridian Arts Ensemble, Mr. Burgstaller performed worldwide at both major concert halls and clubs including NYC's Knitting Factory and CBGB's, and Amsterdam's Bimhuis, received the ASCAP "Adventurous Programming Award" (shared with the Kronos Quartet) and recorded several of his own compositions and arrangements. Gramophone Magazine heralded Joe's original work Lullaby as "an understated gem."
Burgstaller was also one of the all-time most popular soloists at Columbia Artists' Community Concerts (alumni include Van Cliburn and Heifetz), performing nearly 60 solo concerts each season with his Joe Burgstaller: The Rafael Mendez Project. The Instrumentalist dubbed him "The Next Mendez." Dr. Robert Mendez, son of the legendary trumpeter, wrote of Joe: "He's mastered my father's works." Joe's first solo CD, the Virtuoso Trumpet, was a runaway best-seller during this period in which he was known as North America's busiest trumpet recitalist.
Joe co-leads the crossover quartet BM4 (BurgstallerMartignon4), a New York City-based group that features Grammy and Oscar-nominated musicians. Their first recording "Mozart's Blue Dreams & Other Crossover Fantasies" debuted directly into the Top50 JazzRadio charts and garnered rave reviews ("Ethereal moments of true beauty and genius... hip and approachable." – AllAboutJazz.com; "Stunning!" – JazzNotes). Joe's inventive self-produced music videos for "Mozart's Blue Dreams" were debuted worldwide by Yamaha America and Yamaha Europe as a special industry-leading video-podcast release. BM4 records for Summit Records (North America) and CARE Music Group (Europe). As of this writing, their latest release, "Bach's Secret Drawer & More Crossover Fantasies" was #75 on the Radio charts for all New York-based artists (below Paul Simon and just above the Beastie Boys).
Burgstaller currently resides in New York City and teaches at The Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore, MD, where he teaches trumpet, chamber music and "The Myth of Reality and the Illusion of Control", a special eight-part Performance Class series for all instruments. Joe has built a groundbreaking one-of-a-kind trumpet studio that prepares their students for the demands and reality of today's music world. His teaching emphasizes creativity, connection, versatility and entrepreneurship, and he combines the best of traditional techniques with an innovative mental training approach that has its roots in the field's breakthrough discoveries of the last two decades. Every summer he teaches at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.
Joe was a child prodigy, beginning the cornet at age six. By age twelve he was improvising jazz and soloing with area bands and jazz clubs, and by fifteen was the youngest professional in the Virginia Opera Orchestra. He received both his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Arizona State University (studying with Regents' Professor David Hickman). Other teachers and mentors include Anthony Plog, Stephen Carlson, Jonathan Greenburg, Gary Gompers, Gail Eugene Wilson and David Fedderly. Joe was awarded Arizona State University's Inaugural "Distinguished Alumnus Award", and the Inaugural "Outstanding Alumnus Award" from Eastern Music Festival. Joe Burgstaller is a longtime Yamaha Performing Artist.
Andrea studied the trumpet with Enrico Melosi, Pierre Thibaud and Max Sommerhalder.
During his career he perform as first trumpet and soloist with the most 'important Italian and European orchestras, under the direction of Masters such as: Sawallish, Pretr, Ozawa, Chung, Muti, ect.
And 'component'' Brass Quintet and Percussion'' of Tuscany with whom she performed numerous concerts in Italy and abroad, and recorded two albums.
Andrea is a professor of trumpet at the 'Institute of Higher Musical Education'' Rinaldo Francil'' in Siena.
In 2000 he was appointed by Maestro Luciano Berio, First Trumpet National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome.
Since 1993, the year he won the International Competition'' Citta 'di Porcia,'' sounds like first trumpet and soloist in the orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino under the baton of Zubin Mehta.
He has worked as guest principal trumpet with internatonal orchestras including: NDR Hamburg, WDR Cologne, and with the Bavarian Radio in Monaco.
He is offen member of international Jury.
In his spare time, Andrea is dedicated to the study of the handset, and (with some success)'' to'' fly fishing (fly fishing).
Davide Simoncini graduated from the Bologna Conservatory, then further improved himself in Germany at the Hochschule in Detmold studying with M° Max Sommerhalder. He started a carrier as 1° trumpet first in the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, then with the San Carlo di Napoli, performing with the most important orchestras in Italy and in the world, some of which: Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Roma, Teatro alla Scala di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale RAI, Teatro Verdi di Trieste, Orchestra della Fenice di Venezia, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, M.D.R. Simphonie Orchestre Leipzig. Also a winner of many international prizes and competitions for 1° trumpet, he joined the professional experience with the didattica, teaching at the Conservatory "A. Buzzolla" in Adria. Simoncini is a teacher at the Santa Fiora in Musica in the High Formation Courses and in the special brasses Master. He is a soloist in a large number of concerts with important associations and orchestras in Italy and abroad, mostly in the trombino repertory. Simoncini is also a coordinator for Brasses Masters at the Adria Conservatory.
Giancarlo Parodi completed his musical studies at the Conservatorio di Alessandria under the tuition of Prof. Renato Cadoppi (former first trumpet with the Orchestra RAI di Torino). Later, he studied with various teachers, including Luciano Cadoppi (first trumpet at La Scala) and obtained his diploma in trumpet in 1981. In the academic years of 1984-84, he studied at the Northwestern University of Chicago, training under Vincent Cichowicz (former trumpet with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Arnold Jacobs (former tuba with the CSO) and he attended the lessons of Bud Herseth (first trumpet with the CSO) and Dale Clevenger (first horn with the CSO). During his stay in the USA, he played in various chamber ensembles within the university and elsewhere. He has played with leading Italian orchestras and has also enjoyed a successful career in teaching since 1985. Many of his pupils are members of the most famous Italian orchestras: Marco Pierobon, first trumpet with the Orchestra di S. Cecilia and winner (September 2003) of the auditions for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Roberto Rossi, first trumpet with the Orch. Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Torino; Davide Simoncini, first trumpet with the Orchestra di Trieste; Massimo Longhi, first trumpet with the Arena di Verona; Alberto Brini, first trumpet with the Orchestra Haydn; Fabiano Maniero, first trumpet with the Orchestra Fenice di Venezia; Gianluigi Petrarulo, first trumpet with the Orchestra Verdi di Milano; Mirko Bellucco, Orchestra Fenice di Venezia, etc. Others are successful conservatory teachers in their own right. He regularly holds courses in various Italian conservatoires, at the Scuola di Musica di Fossano, at the Scuola Civica di Gorla Maggiore (VA) and also holds masterclasses with teachers of the calibre of Roger Bobo, Dale Clevenger, Andrea Conti, Andrea Dell'Ira, Luca Benucci and so on. From 2002 to 2005, he was teacher of the trumpet and trombone at the Conservatorio di Adria, and currently teaches a two-year specialization course at the same institute.