21st International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

Luciano De Luca
Bastien Baumet
Fernando Deddos
Kang Chun Meng
Josep Burguera Riera.
Fletcher Mitchell
Period
from 19th until 26th July, 2020
Type of lesson

The Euphonium course will include the following,

Enrolled students can take advantage of the lessons with the teachers in ONLINE mode.
• ITALIAN BRASS WEEK 2020
• A virtual festival with real musicians
• Artists from all over the world have joined with great spirit and generosity to the request of our artistic director Luca Benucci to donate 30 minutes of online masterclass for each artist involved.
The entire world of brass professionals will be able to make this initiative unique and of the highest level thanks to their knowledge, skill and virtuosity.
Through our social media and Zoom we will have the opportunity to involve thousands of young students, music lovers and fans in the world of brass music.
Every day from 19 to 26 July, we will have 10 different masterclasses which will be available from home in compliance with the regulations following the restrictions for covid19.

Registration for the masterclass is required through the form on our website, A maximum of 95 students will be admitted to the zoom chat room, but it will still be possible to watch the streaming of the lessons on our Youtube channel and on our Facebook page. In the last part of the master the moderator will give the opportunity for students who book to ask questions to these great teachers.
The link to access the masterclasses will be communicated to the subscribers by email

Max members
95
Cost
Online masterclasses are free
Horn Campus
Trumpet Campus
Trombone Campus
Tuba Campus
Euphonium Campus
International Award

Luciano De Luca

Euphonium

Luciano De Luca was born in Tivoli, near Rome. Principal Euphonium Italian Brass Band , 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

Euphonium

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)

Fernando Deddos

Euphonium

Fernando Deddos is the euphonium and tuba professor and bachelor of music studies co-coordinator at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte State since 2016 (Natal, Brazil).

 

Besides his participation in interdisciplinary, chamber music and Brazilian popular music projects as euphoniumist, pianist, conductor and composer, Deddos recorded the very first euphonium album in Brazil (EuFonium Brasileiro (2009), which received the International Tuba & Euphonium Association’s Roger Bobo Awards for excellence in recording (Arizona, 2010). For ten consecutive years, Deddos is a faculty member of the SESC International Music Festival, in Pelotas, Brazil. Deddos maintains a schedule as guest artist/professor with symphonic groups and international festivals/conferences, including the ITEC, Trombonanza Argentina, SliderAsia Hong Kong, Gravíssimo! In Portugal, IET (US), Euphonium Festival in Colombia, Urubrass in Uruguay, International Brass Festival in Tatuí Conservatory (Brazil). In 2020, Deddos acted as guest artist for the US Army Band “Pershing’s Own” Tuba and Euphonium Workshop, performing his own concerto with the US Army’s Symphony Orchestra. 

 

Deddos’s original compositions have been part of contemporary and interdisciplinary projects, and his works have been performed and recorded by premiere artists around the globe, mentioning Sergio Carolino, Shoichiro Hokazono, Brass Hexagon, James Gourlay, Steven Mead, Albert Khattar, Adam Frey, Lance LaDuke, Andrew Hitz, Brian Meixner, Modular Ensemble, River City Brass Band, Royal Concertgebouw Trombone Trio, musicians of Berlin Phil., Berlin Opera, New York Phil., Philadelphia Orch., to name a few. Deddos has received three times the Harvey Phillips Awards by ITEA for excellence in composition, and has been member of international competitions committees such as Trombonanza, ITEC, Falcone Festival, IET, Colombian Euphonium Competition, Brazilian National Euphonium and Tuba Association Competition, Cascavel Music Festival and Gramado in Concert International Festival (Brazil), judging performance and composition.

 

Deddos earns a Bachelor of Music degree in Conducting and Composition from Paraná State School of Music and Fine Arts, a Master’s degree from Duquesne University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Georgia. His main mentors include Silvio Spolaore, Harry Crowl (composition), Lance Laduke and David Zerkel.

 

Fernando Deddos is president of the Brazilian Euphonium and Tuba Association (ETB), and an Adams Instruments Performing Artist (Holland) since 2010. 

 

Website: www.fernandodeddos.com

Kang Chun Meng

Euphonium

Born in 1996, Kang Chun Meng has been hailed as one of the most exciting young brass soloists in Singapore. Currently, he serves as the Principal Euphonium with the Singapore Armed Forces(SAF) Central Band and the Lion City Brass Band.

A graduate of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), Chun Meng first began learning the euphonium at the age of nine under the guidance of Singaporean euphonium player, Ng Kok Hin, before moving on to British euphonium soloist Mark Glover from 2013 to 2016. He had also been tutored by renowned soloists such as Shoichiro Hokazono, Adam Frey and Steven Mead.

As a soloist, he has performed both overseas and locally with several ensembles including the Benefiz - Musik und Kultur für andere, Singapore Sounds Orchestra, Singapore Wind Symphony,

Philharmonic Winds and Philharmonic Youth Winds. In 2017, he made his debut with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, with a local premiere of Philip Wilby’s Euphonium Concerto, being the first brass soloist in history to be featured in the Orchestra’s annual President’s Young Performer Concert.

With his undying passion for music, Chun Meng strives to push the limits of his instrument and continues to be recognised as a world class virtuoso, concurrently bringing the euphonium into its deserved recognition locally and abroad.

Chun Meng is currently a Besson artist in Singapore, and performs on a Besson Prestige BE2052 Euphonium.

Josep Burguera Riera.

Euphonium

Born in Mallorca (Spain) in 1979. Attends Medium Grade euphonium and trombone at the Professional Conservatory of Palma de Mallorca, and nishes his euphonium Medium Grade with Honorus, and the "First Prize"(1997). Continues at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where ends two separate Higher Degrees with Honorus and First Honor Awards (euphonium in 2000, and trombone in 2002).

Their euphonium teachers in Spain have been Antoni Roig, Miguel Moreno, and David Ll cer, besides having been taught by Maurice Andr , Michel Becquet, Thomas R edi, Brian Bowman, Shoichiro Hokazono and Steven Mead.

He has been JONC titular trombone (Catalonian Young Orchestra, since 1998 to 2000), and the JONDE (Spanish Young Orchestra, since 2001 to 2002).

He has collaborated with the Chamber Orchestra "Illa de Mallorca”, BOS (Bilbao Symphonic Orchestra), the OCNE (National Orquestra of Spain), the Castilla y León Symphonic Orchestra.

Since 2001 to 2005 he has been soloist euphonium civil servant in the Civil Windband from Bilbao, also euphonium and trombone teacher at the Conservatory of Bilbao and Leioa.

Since 2005 he’s the euphonium civic servant in the Civil Municipal Band from Palma de Mallorca, with whom he has performed as a soloist.

In 2010, he won 1st Prize in the “Jeju International Brass Competition”, in 2011 he became “Besson Euphonium Artist”.

He attended as a guest artist in the “International Tuba & Euphonium Conference 2012” (Linz), as the “AETYB Festival” (Spanish Association of Tubas and Euphoniums), hold in Barcelona 2014, Valencia 2016, Madrid 2018.

As a teacher, he has colaborated with the “Brass Academy Alicante” (2011-2015). Since 2010 he is associated teacher of tuba at the “Superior Conservatory of the Balearic Islands”, he has taught courses in Spain, Portugal and France.

Fletcher Mitchell

Euphonium

Fletcher was born in Bundaberg, Australia in 1982 and is one of five children. He is married to Chrissie, whom he met while studying music together at university in 2001. They were married in 2005 and now have two beautiful children, Lachlan and Adele. 

Fletcher began his musical career on the baritone at the age of 8 in the school band. He soon moved on to the euphonium and joined the local brass band where his love for music grew. He performed in many solo competitions at local, state and national level with great success winning many junior and open sections. Fletcher was also lucky enough to perform at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games as part of a marching band made up of performers from all over the world.

He studied a Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the University of Southern Queensland where he received a HD (high distinction) for every one of his recitals. Fletcher then went on to become an instrumental music teacher and taught brass at the Fraser Coast Anglican College in Hervey Bay, Queensland. As well as conducting both primary and high school bands, he conducted the local brass band. He has had the privilege of working with many school and community groups as a guest conductor and teacher all over Australia.

In mid 2006, Fletcher auditioned for the euphonium position with the Royal Australian Navy Band. He won the position and moved to Melbourne, Victoria to join the band in January 2007. Since joining the Navy Band, Fletcher has been a prolific soloist performing solos with the band all over Australia. Amongst the highlights of his career with the band include performing as a soloist with the wind band for an ABC Classic FM live radio broadcast and recording 'Harlequin' by Philip Sparke with wind band. He has performed with the Navy band all over the world including Hawaii, Samoa, Brunei and Hong Kong. 

Fletcher is currently studying a Masters Degree in Music (Performance) at Monash University in Melbourne. 2013 also saw Fletcher travel to the United States where he performed as a soloist at the IEI Festival for euphonium and tuba held at Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

2014 will be an exciting year for Fletcher as he will record his debut solo album which is due to be released late in the year. This CD will feature all new commissioned works for euphonium and band by Australian composers including a brand new euphonium concerto. 

Other highlights for 2014 will include several guest solo performances with some of the top wind bands throughout Australia as well as performing a solo recital at the 40th International Tuba & Euphonium Conference (ITEC) in Indiana, USA in May and being the euphonium artist at the Italian Brass Week in Tuscany in July where he will perform a solo recital and give several workshops and masterclasses.