Italian Brass Week

18th International Brass Festival - Italian Brass Week

Alain Trudel
Jonathan Reith
Jamie Williams
Gabriele Malloggi
from 9th to 16th July, 2017
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:

  • 4 lessons of 30 minutes with Jonathan Reith
  • 4 lessons of 30 minutes with Alain Trudel
  • 4 lessons of 30 minutes with Jamie Williams


We have activated a course for Bass Trombone with Gabriele Malloggi. The course fee is 250 €.


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€ Registration and 250€ Tuition
Horn Camups
Trumpet Campus
Trombone Campus
Tuba Campus
Chamber music

Alain Trudel

9-16 July 2017

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.




Jonathan Reith

9-15 July 2017

Soloist of the Orchestre de Paris

Jonanathan Reith is the Trombone soloist in the orchestra of Paris from 2014.
Jonathan has established himself as one of the most talented trombonists of his generation.

In September 2015, he obtained a second prize at the prestigious international competition ARD of Monaco of Bavaria.

Having started studying trombone in Aix en Provence where it originated, Jonathan Reith continued his musical studies at the National Conservatory of Music of Lyon in the class of Michel Becquet and graduated with honors in 2010.

Shortly after he joined the Orchestre National de France, a position he held until 2014.

It has also given master classes both in France and abroad.

Jonathan Reith also had the opportunity to perform in formations such as the Toulouse Capitol National Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Monte Carlo, the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, Lyon Opera orchestra from Paris room, etc. ...

It also won the international competition of the Prague Spring.

Jamie Williams

9-16 July 2017

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.

Gabriele Malloggi

9-16 July 2017

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

Gabriele Malloggi is the Bass Trombone Of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino since 1999.

Student of Charlie Vernon, played ad freelance with Scala Of Milan Orchestra, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Israel Philarmonic, Orchestra Reina Sofìa in Valencia under Conductors like Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Zubin Mehta, Claudio Abbado.

His teaching philosophy include the Chicago way of playing as well the Italian Singing method.

Gabriele is a Shires Artist  and he develop his own instrument.