21st International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

David Bruchez
Gabriele Malloggi
Jamie Williams
Steve Norrel
Ximo Vicedo Davo
Daniele Morandini
from 19th until 26th July, 2020
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 Jamie Williams 
  • 1 lesson  of 40 minutes with Daniele Morandini 
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with David Bruchez 
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Ximo Vicedo


We have activated a course for Bass Trombone with Steve Norrel 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 Steve Norrel


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

David Bruchez

19-26 July 2020

Trombon soloists and pedagogue

Already at the age of 15 years, David Bruchez-Lalli received his first professional engagement at the Opéra de Lausanne. He was the first brass, who reached the final of «Eurovision Young musicians» 1994 in Warsaw.

He is the laureate of the «Concours d ‘Exécution Musicale de Genève», the «Tribune Internationale des Jeunes musiciens, UNESCO» in Bratislava and the Swiss youth music competition. He was also a fellow of the Ernst Göhner Foundation and of the Kiefer-Halblitzel.

After graduating with soloist’s diploma at the «Conservatoire de Musique» in Lausanne, he went to Berlin, where he played at the Herbert von Karajan Academy with the Berlin Philharmonic and established first contacts with Claudio Abbado.

He performed as a soloist with the following orchestras, among others: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, National Orchestra of Warsaw, Kremerata Baltica, Kammerakademie Potsdam, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana, Lausanne Sinfonietta, Symphony Orchestra Basel, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Camerata St. Petersburg and the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra.

His repertoire is broad, and includes works from the Renaissance to today’s music. He performs music of the Renaissance with his own ensemble «Aura Consort» on original instruments.

Gabriele Malloggi

20-26 July 2020

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.

Jamie Williams

19-26 July 2020

Principal trombonist, Deutsche Oper Berlin

Jamie Williams has served as principal trombonist of the Deutsche Oper Berlin since 2009. Furthermore, he is on the faculty at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock and the Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. An avid orchestral musician, Jamie Williams has performed with the Bavarian State Opera, Berlin Philharmonic, Berlin Staatskapelle, Deutches Symphony Orchestra, Dresden Staatskapelle, Guer-zenich Orchestra Cologne, Hamburg State Opera, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin, and the WDR Symphony Orchestra. He was principal trombonist from 2003-2009 with the Dortmund Philharmonic.Jamie Williams released his solo debut CD „Voice“ in 2013. His concert activities have led him across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America as both soloist and chamber musician. As a soloist, Jamie Williams has performed with orchestra in the Berlin Philharmonie. Born in 1979, Jamie Williams began playing trombone in his native St. Petersburg, Florida at the age of eleven. In 1997, he received a full scholarship to study in New York at The Juilliard School with Joe Alessi. Jamie Williams continued his studies with Per Brevig, Jonas Bylund, Michel Becquet, and Ian Bousfield.

In 2010, Jamie Williams began as an active Yamaha Artist, in demand for master-classes, and performing on a Xeno YSL 8820. He has been on the jury of numerous international competitions and was voted in for the term of 2014-2018 to the International Trombone Association Board of Advisors. Jamie Williams and his Rostock trombone class were awarded the Emory Remington Trombone Ensemble Prize in 2014, which is the most prestigious award world wide.

Steve Norrel

19-26 JULY 2020


Steve Norrell joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 1981 and has played on six Grammy Award-winning recordings with Maestro James Levine. He has also toured and performed with the New York Philharmonic, along with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Before joining the Met, Steve was a member of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra and played summer seasons with the Baltimore Symphony (1977-79). Steve earned both his BM and MM degrees from The Juilliard School, where his principal instructor was Donald Harwood. Other prominent teachers include Philip Jameson, Charles Vernon, and Arnold Jacobs. Steve has been a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music since 1988 and has performed frequently at the school since that time. Currently, he spends his summers as a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming. Steve currently lives in Haworth, New Jersey with his wife, harpist Karen Stern, and his daughters, Jesse and Kim.

Ximo Vicedo Davo

19-26 July 2020

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

Ximo is Principal Trombone of Orquesta Sinfónica de Radio Televisión Española, collaborates with Orquestra de Cadaqués, Orchestra Mozart, Mahler Chamber Orchestra and teaches in Escuela Superior de Música Katarina Gurska. He's a guest teacher in diferent several young orchestras and taught Masterclasses and recitals in Spain, Portugal, México and Colombia.

Ximo Vicedo has studied in Onil (Alicante), Cartagena, Salamanca, Academia Internacional de Metales " Ciutat of Vila-real " with Inda Bonet and later move to study his Postgraduate in the CNSM of Paris with Gilles Milliere.

Ximo played trombone concertos with Orquesta Sinfónica de RTVE, Orchestre du Prix de CSMDP, Orquesta de Albacete, Banda del CSMA, Banda Municipal de Barcelona and Banda Municipal de Madrid. He was a trombone tutor Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón since 2002 to 2013.

Ximo Vicedo is a STOMVI ARTIST.


Daniele Morandini

22-26 July 2020

Principal Trombone - Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Born in Siena in 1983, Daniele Morandini started studying trombone at the age of 11 with Mr. Marco Piattelli and continued with Mr. Walter Carpano. In the academic year 1998/99, he joined Mr. Mauro Bianchi's class at the Istituto Musicale Parificato "Rinalo Franci" (Siena, Italy) where he graduated in 1999/2000 with "10/10 e lode" (summa cum laude). He Studied at the Accademia di Perfezionamento "Santa Fiora in Musica 2002" with Steven Mead and Andrea Conti and chamber music with Luca Benucci and Dale Clevenger. Morandini attained the "Orchestral Diploma" Bachelor Degree in June 2005 at the "Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Genève" with Mr. Andrea Bandini, recieving the remark "tres bien". In the academic year 2007/08 Daniele got his Master Degree on Musical Disciplines at the "Istituto Musicale della Valle D'Aosta", recieving "110/110 e lode" (summa cum laude).

Morandini has attended masterclasses with Jacques Mauger, Fabiano Fiorenzani, Cristophe Sanchez, Andrea Conti, Jay Friedman, Charles G. Vernon and Eitan Bezalel. He was the winner of a european brass scolarship award given by Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in 2000.

Morandini was Principal Trombone of the World Youth Orchestra, conducted by Damiano Giuranna and William Eddins (Edition 2003), and Sub-principal trombone of the Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra (Genova Opera House) 2004-2007. Since November 2006, Daniele is the Principal Trombone of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta, music director. He holds many partnerships as a freelance player with Professional Symphony Orchestras, such as Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Italian Chamber Orchestra, Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova and La Scala di Milano. Being a brass soloist of the IPO, Daniele is a member of The Israel Philharmonic Brass Quintet. Morandini has appeared in many committees of prominent brass instruments competitions. He is the trombone Professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music in the Tel-Aviv University, and besides his regular teaching he has been giving many masterclasses around Europe, Chile, Brasil, Israel and Australia. He has been elected to the Board of Advisers of the International Trombone Association for the period 2008 - 2011.



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