20th International Brass Festival Italian Brass Week

Roger Bobo
Jens Bjørn Larsen
Daniel Perantoni
Mario Barsotti
from 21st to 28th July, 2019
Type of lesson

The Tuba 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 Roger Bobo
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Jens Bjorn Larsen
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Daniel Perantoni
  • 2 lessons of 40 minutes with Mario Barsotti


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
200 Euro Registration and 300 Euro Tuition
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International Award

Roger Bobo

21 - 28 July 2019

Brass legend

Brass Legend, Virtuoso Soloist, World Renown Teacher… These are just a few catch phrases associated with Roger Bobo. He is in demand world wide as a teacher of all brass instruments, adjudicator at major international competitions, and as a conductor.

Roger Bobo currently resides in Japan and teaches at the Musashino School of Music in Tokyo. Prior to this move to Tokyo he served as faculty at the Fiesole School of Music near Florence, Italy, at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.

Orchestras around the world have seen Roger Bobo as soloist, conductor and coach for brass sections preparing major symphonic repertoire. His students currently occupy positions in major symphony orchestras and universities throughout the world, and several have gone on to develop successful solo careers of their own.

As a conductor, Roger Bobo has a strong background playing for and studying the rehearsal and conducting technique of the greatest conductors in the world. During his twenty-five years with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he had close associations with Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini and Andre Previn, not to mention the many world class guest conductors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A list of orchestras that have seen Roger Bobo as soloist, conductor or teacher would fill volumes. His career has covered as many continents as it has decades.

Complete listings of Roger Bobo’s solo recordings as well as commercial recordings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic are available on this site. Keep an eye out for future listings of film scores that feature Roger Bobo.

Please take advantage of the many other resources on this site to learn more about Brass Legend, Roger Bobo. New information and features of this site are under development. Check back often for more information.

Jens Bjørn Larsen

21-28 July 2019

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Jens Bjørn-Larsen has received a number of national and international awards. In 1991 he won the 1st prize at the “Concours International d‘Execution Musicale” in Geneva, an event which marked the start of, for a tubist, an unusual solo career. Since 1987 he has been principal tuba with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra 1987 – 2005. Jens Bjørn-Larsen is lecturer at the Conservatories in Malmö and Copenhagen, and was in 2002 appointed Professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hannover.

Daniel Perantoni

21-28 July 2019

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Dan Perantoni is Provost Professor of Tuba at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.

He is a legendary tuba artist and pedagogue as well as a trailblazer in a variety of genres, including work as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, jazz musician, and in instrument design. He is cited as a “tubist’s tubist,” featuring in his playing a “lyrical, clear, and singing tone, along with impeccable musical style.” Perantoni, or “Mr. P” as his students call him, was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the executive board of T.U.B.A.

A true legion of former students holds prestigious positions in major performing ensembles and music schools around the world. Their success is the best testimony to his abilities as a teacher, mentor, and friend.

Perantoni has been a featured artist at Carnegie Hall, Monterey Jazz Festival, Spoleto Festival U.S.A., Adelaide Festival in Australia, Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada, Montreux Brass Congress in Switzerland, and, recently, as soloist throughout Europe and Japan.

He is a founding member of the Summit Brass, Symphonia, St. Louis Brass Quintet, and Matteson-Phillips Tubajazz Consort, and has released numerous solo albums and chamber music CDs.

He has designed numerous tubas and mouthpieces along with Robert Tucci for the B&S division of Buffet Crampon. He is a Buffet Crampon B&S Artist.

Mario Barsotti

21-28 July 2019

Tuba of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

He began the study of the bass-tuba at the Istituto Musicale of Aosta and later graduated from the Conservatory "A. Boito" in Parma. Later he participated in the postgraduate studies of the Fiesole School of Music under the guidance of masters R. Bobo and V. Globokar and he played the role of bass-tuba at the Italian Youth Orchestra.

He won the scholarship to attend the School of High Musical Improvement of Saluzzo with the teachers D. Glidden and R. Tucci. He was admitted in the class of Virtuosité at the Conservatory of Lausanne (Switzerland) under the guidance of Maestro R. Bobo where he obtained "The Premier Prix de Virtuosité avec félicitations" later perfected also with the masters R. Martin and G. Pokorny . Winner of various auditions, he has collaborated in the major Italian lyric-symphonic institutions under the direction of the masters C. Abbado, Z. Mehta, R. Muti, C.M. Giulini, S. Ozawa, G. Sinopoli, L. Maazel, G. Prètre, S. Bychkov.

He won contests for the short-tuba position at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence (principal conductor Z. Mehta), a role he still holds. The concert experience gained over the years through tours in Italy, Europe, America and Asia, combines the teaching activity holding several master classes.