20th International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

Peter Moore
Zoltan Kiss
Alain Trudel
Antonio Sicoli
Ben van Dijk
Gabriele Malloggi
from 21st to 28th July, 2019
Type of lesson

The Trombone campus has the following stipulations:

Students enrolled will have lesson opportunities with the following teachers and their respective available times as follows for the duration of Italian Brass Week:

  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Zoltan Kiss
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Peter Moore
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Alain Trudel
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Antonio Sicoli


We have activated a course for Bass Trombone with Ben van Dijk and Gabriele Malloggi. The course fee is 250 € Plus 200 of registration fee.


  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Gabriele Malloggi
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Ben van Dijk


The daily schedule will be as follows:

9:00-12:00: Individual Lessons

12:30-13:15: Conferences

Lunch Break

15:00-18:00:Individual lessons

18:00-19:00: Orchestral Excerpts class

19:30-21:30: Dinner

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.

Max members
20 for trombone tenore and 15 for bass trombone
Tenor Trombone Course: € 200 registration fee + € 300 participation fee. Trombone Basso course: € 250 registration fee + € 200 participation fee
Horn Camups
Trumpet Campus
Trombone Campus
Tuba Campus
International Award

Peter Moore

21-26 July 2019

London Symphony Orchestra

Nominated by the Barbican as ECHO Rising Star, during the 2018/19 season Peter gives recitals at major European Concert Halls including the Concertgebouw, Musikverein, Cologne Philharmonie and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. He gives the UK premiere of James MacMillan’s Trombone Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Barbican and premieres a new work by Roxanna Panufnik.

Highlights over the last year have included his US debut at the Spoleto Festival in Charleston and the International Trombone Festival, solo tours of China and Colombia, and concertos with the BBC Concert Orchestra and National Orchestra of Wales. He was soloist in residence with the Black Dyke Brass Band and in 2018 Rubicon released his first solo CD with pianist James Baillieu to critical acclaim.

In 2008, at the age of 12, Peter Moore became the youngest-ever winner of the BBC Young Musician Competition. At the age of 18 he was appointed co-principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra and in 2015 joined the BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist scheme.

As a soloist Peter has appeared with the BBC Symphony, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Ulster Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic, Barcelona Wind Symphony, National Youth Brass Band and Lucerne Symphony Orchestras at major venues including L’Auditori Barcelona, the Barbican and  Lucerne Concert Hall. He has given recitals at Wigmore Hall (as soloist, and with Alison Balsom), the Barbican, Hay-on-Wye Festival, the BBC Proms in Melbourne Australia and Kumho Art Hall Yonsei in Seoul.

Since winning BBC Young Musician, Peter has performed widely in Europe appearing as soloist with the Polish Chamber Orchestra at the Rheingau and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festivals in Germany, and at the European trombone festival The Slide Factory in Rotterdam. He has given recitals at major venues and festival throughout the UK and toured extensively in Australia and New Zealand. In 2010 his recording of the Gregson Concerto with the BBC Concert Orchestra was released by Chandos to critical acclaim.

Passionate about pushing the boundaries of the trombone and bringing it to a wider audience, in 2015 Peter was appointed an Ambassador for the BBC Ten Pieces project which introduces children of primary and secondary age to classical music. He is a Yamaha International Artist.

Peter studied with Philip Goodwin at Chetham’s School of Music, and with Ian Bousfield. He is a visiting professor at the Royal Academy of Music and was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) in 2014. In 2013 he won the Wind Section of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition.

Zoltan Kiss

21-28 July 2019

International Soloists

Born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1980, Zoltán was largely self-taught, developing his technique through being inspired by leading trumpet players.

He attended the Chopin University of Music in Warsaw, winning a handful of national competitions both as a soloist and with chamber ensembles.

Zoltán was invited to audition for the Austrian brass septet Mnozil Brass in 2005, for which he now tours the world performing in over 100 concerts per year.

He has released three albums to date including Slideshow (2010), Rebelión (2011), and Non-Stop (2014).

In 2014, Zoltán was appointed as International Trombone Tutor for the The Philip Jones Centre for Brass (Royal Northern College of Music) in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Zoltán plays exclusively on his signature trombones, Kissbone and KissboneX, designed in collaboration with Austrian maker, Schagerl. 

His self-designed ‘Zoltán Kiss’ edition mouthpiece is produced by Latsch Custom Brass in Germany.  

Whenever time permits, Zoltán engages himself as a guest soloist, educator, or adjudicator.

Alain Trudel

21-28 July 2019

Trombone Professor and Soloist

Hailed as “the Jascha Heiftz of the trombone”(Le monde de la musique) Canadian trombonist  Alain Trudel is one of the world’s most respected and renowned trombonists. Trudel made his solo debut at the age of 18 with Charles Dutoit and l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal and has continued to grace the world’s stages for nearly 30 years, including appearances with l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, the Hong-Kong Philharmonic, the Austrian Radio Orchestra, Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall (NY), Dresdner Neueu Musik Tage (Germany),Tasmania New Music Festival (Australia), Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (France), Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festival (Japan).  

A long-time pedagogue and mentor, Trudel has been instrumental in teaching and guiding new generations of musicians for more than 20 years. He was a tenured professor of trombone and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Musique du Québec à Montréal from 1995-2008 and has served on the faculties and given masterclasses at numerous music festivals and schools including the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, Juilliard, New England Conservatory, Hochshule Köln, Hamamatsu Festival, Graz akademie, University of Hong-Kong and the Manhattan School of Music. He was appointed Director of Orchestral Activities at Western University in 2012 where he also serves on the brass faculty.

Alain Trudel is also one of the busiest conductor on the Canadian scene.

He is currently Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra as well as Director of Orchestral Activities at Western University and Principal Guest conductor of the Hannaford Street Silver Band. He has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America with noted artists including Ben Heppner, Anton Kuerti, Measha Brueggergosman, Herbie Hancock, Alain Lefèvre and Pinchas Zukermann. His recording of Mahler 6th and The Rite of Spring have been nominated for juno awards


Trudel is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, among them the Virginia Parker Prize, Le grand prix du disque Président de la République de l’Académie Charles Cros (France), the Heinz Unger Prize for conducting. He was named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Center in 2006, and was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha International Artist.




Antonio Sicoli

21-28 July 2019

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Antonio SICOLI è nato nel 1973. Si è diplomato in Trombone nel 1992 presso il Conservatorio di Musica Stanislao Giacomantonio di Cosenza sotto la guida di Lino Lappano. Si è perfezionato presso la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole con Roger Bobo e Vinko Globokar e successivamente con Michel Becquet, Joseph Alessi, Jacques Mauger e Rex Martin. Nel 2004 ha conseguito la Laurea in DAMS presso l’Università della Calabria con una Tesi in Drammaturgia Musicale sul Teatro Musicale di Nino Rota e nel febbraio 2009 il Biennio Specialistico in Trombone presso il Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini di Firenze.

Ha collaborato come 1° Trombone con le seguenti Orchestre Lirico-Sinfoniche: RAI-Scarlatti di Napoli, Teatro San Carlo di Napoli, Teatro Bellini di Catania, Teatro Comunale del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Lirico di Cagliari, Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, ORT–Orchestra della Toscana di Firenze (per 17 anni) e, dal novembre 2013 collabora stabilmente
con l’Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Ha al suo attivo diverse registrazioni discografiche per Naxos, Bongiovanni, Azzurra e pubblicazioni (pezzi originali, revisioni e trascrizioni) con le case editrici Bruno UETZin Germania (http://www.uetz.de/music), Editions ANDEL in Belgio (http://www.andelmusic.be), Carisch di Milano (www.carisch.it) e Master Symphony di Arezzo (http://www.allemanda.com).

È invitato regolarmente come componente di giuria per audizioni e concorsi in orchestre e prestigiosi concorsi nazionale ed internazionali (come il 26° Concorso Internazionale Città di Porcia del 2015).

È impegnato nel settore dell’insegnamento e della ricerca tecnico-didattica effettuando diversi masterclass e corsi di perfezionamento. Nel marzo 2012 è stato docente ospite presso l’Haute école de Musique di Ginevra. Ha insegnato presso il Conservatorio di Musica Luigi Cherubini di Firenze, il Conservatorio E. R. Duni di Matera, il Conservatorio G. Puccini di La Spezia, il Conservatorio F. Venezze di Rovigo, il Conservatorio A. Perdrollo di Vicenza, il Conservatorio L. D’Annunzio di Pescara e presso il Conservatorio S. Giacomantonio di Cosenza. Dal 2004 insegna presso la Scuola di Musica di Fiesole e dal 2007 presso l’Istituto Musicale L. Boccherini di Lucca.

Ben van Dijk

21-28 July 2019

Rotterdam Philharmonic

Born in 1955 in The Hague, Ben van Dijk received his first trombone lessons from his father, Piet van Dijk, who at the time was solo trombonist of The Hague Philharmonic Orchestra.
Ben earned his Solo Diploma in trombone cum laude in 1980 at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. In 1976, he was appointed to the bass trombone position in the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.
He continued to study with Jeff Reynolds and Roger Bobo in Los Angeles. After 23 years with the N.R.P.O., Ben joined the Rotterdam Philharmonic as solo bass trombonist.
Ben is currently Professor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam.
He was invited as teacher and soloist to the International Trombone Festivals in Detmold (Germany) in 1992, in Cleveland (USA) in 1994, in Utrecht (Holland) in 2000, in Denton (USA) in 2002, Birmingham (UK) in 2006 and in Austin (USA) in 2010.
Ben has also given master classes and recitals in Korea, Japan, Greece, Hungary, Sweden, England, Scotland, France, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Peru, the USA and many other countries.
In March 2014 he was elected First Vice President of the ITA (International Trombone Association).
He has released five solo CD’s, “Nana”, "First Song", “Melody”, “Never Alone” and “World Concerto” which all received praising reviews in the most important brass/trombone magazines of today. In 2018 Ben will release his 6th cd, an album with a Flamenco-Jazz crossover composition in which Ben plays most of the trombone parts and his flamenco guitar composed by Ilja Reijngoud
In recognition of his contributions to the ITA and to the trombone community at large Ben van Dijk was the recipient of the 2003 ITA Award. This award is the ITA’s most prestigious citation and it recognizes Ben’s artistic achievements and his tireless efforts in promoting and improving global trombone performance standards, brass pedagogy, and instrument design.
In 2017 Ben received the ITA Neill Humfeld Award. This award is given for Excellence in Trombone Teaching, recognizes the trombone teaching contributions of the late Neill Humfeld and honors living teachers who have achieved the highest level of excellence in their work.
Also in 2017 Ben was elected as President of the International Trombone Association for a period of 3 years the most honorable position within the ITA.
Ben plays exclusively on Thein trombones.

Gabriele Malloggi

21-28 July 2019

BassTrombone Master Class, Corso di Trombone Basso, Curso de Trombon,Posaune Kurse

Gabriele Malloggi was born in Pisa in 1972 and started playing the Trombone at the age of 9 with Maestro A.Andreotti. In 1991 he obtained the Scientific Experimental Maturity "Biologico Sanitaro" and then continued his musical studies with Maestro Walter Carpano at the "Luigi Cherubini" Conservatory of Florence where he graduated in Trombone in 1994.

He perfected and specialized in Bass Trombone under the guidance of teachers such as Micha Davis Israel Philarmonic, Charles G. Vernon Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Steve Norrell and MET Opera House in New York.

In 1994 he was selected by the "A.Toscanini" Academy of Imola to take part in the Advanced Course in Orchestra.

From 1995 to 1996 he was Bass Trombone of the Military Band of the Folgore Parachute Brigade, after which he began to collaborate with numerous orchestras.
In 1999, as the winner of the competition, he was chosen by Maestro Zubin Mehta to play the role of Bass Trombone in the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, a role he still plays with world-famous Masters such as C.Abbado, Z.Mehta, S.Ozawa, W.Sawallish, R.Muti, V.Giergiev and many others.

Today, as well as being part of "Gli Ottoni del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino", he collaborates with important musical institutions such as the Teatro alla Scala Orchestra, Filarmonica della Scala, Accademia di Santa Cecila Orchestra, La Fenice GranTeatro also as a Double Bass Trombonist .

He teaches Trombone at the Italian Brass Week, has an intense teaching activity taking master classes in Italy but also in Japan, the United States and South America and is often present in commissions of competitions in the Orchestra.

From 2007 to 2017 he collaborates with other important brands, working in direct contact with Research and Development and contributing greatly to the development of bass trombones
From February 2018 he began his collaboration with the "XO Sophisticated Brass" accepting its endorsement.

Gabriele Malloggi plays a bass Trombone
XO model 1240LT.