Italian Brass Week

18th International Brass Festival - Italian Brass Week

Roger Bobo
Steve Rosse
Anne Jelle Visser
Roland Szentpali
from 9th to 16th July, 2017
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:

  • 3 lessons of 30 minutes with Roger Bobo
  • 3 lessons of 30 minutes with Anne Jelle Visser
  • 3 lessons of 30 minutes with Roland Szentpali
  • 3 lessons of 30 minutes with Steve Rosse


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 250 Euro Tuition
Horn Camups
Trumpet Campus
Trombone Campus
Tuba Campus
Chamber music

Roger Bobo

9th - 16th July, 2017

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.

Steve Rosse

from 9 until 16 July 2017

Tuba soloist and professor

The American Steve Rosse enjoys an exotic international career as orchestral tubist, tuba soloist, educator, and presenter of international festivals and other educational events for tuba/ brass.  Based in Sydney, Australia as Principal Tuba with the Sydney Symphony in the famed Sydney Opera House, Rosse spends on average 4-5 months a year traveling the globe with his tuba(s), mainly to his favorite destinations:  Japan, Thailand, France, and Italy.  When in Sydney and while away, he runs the bulk of the Brass Program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, where he has an all-star list of current and former tuba students from around the globe, many which now occupy major orchestral positions throughout Europe, Asia, and Australia.   Rosse has recently performed with the symphony orchestras of Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, and continues to perform and tour  quite often  with groups as diverse as  the Philadelphia Orchestra to several Sydney-based community brass bands.     Rosse can be heard on several  major  Hollywood and Australian  movie & television soundtracks such as the Star Wars "Clone Wars" series , "The Legend of the Guardians",  "Australia",  "Jumper", "The Beach", and  "Mao's Last Dancer"  He is  currently the host and artistic director of the bi-annual TubaMania International Festivals held in Bangkok, Thailand, (and soon to be also held also in Northern Italy),  He is an Artistic Board  Member for the prestegious Melbourne International Festival of Brass, held annually in Austrlia.    Rosse is currently undergoing a substantial commissioning project of Australian and international solo repertoire for tuba and brass, and has been premiering these new works throughout the world  and is preparing to record these worlks for the internet and CD including concertos  and solos with piano and various brass ensemble combinations   Several are published already through Australian and international publishers.

As a soloist Rosse  has performed concertos with professional orchestras on four continents  including with most major Australian orchestras (five solo appearances with the Sydney Symphony).   Recent concerto performances include the  John Williams Tuba Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan in a program entitled "The Tuba Kings of the World", and a performance of Philip Sparke's Tuba Concerto at the 2007 Midwest Band Clinic in Chicago, and  more with the Empire Brass Quintet also as soloist.   Rosse has won prizes at many international solo competitions, including San Diego Musical Merit, Australia's ABC Young (Instrumental) Performer of the Year, and in Markneukirchen, Germany.  He has since served on jury panels of many international competitions throughout the world. 

Prior to 1990 Rosse studied with  in his native California  with Brent Dutton and Roger Bobo, with Daiel Perantonio for four years at Arizona State University (1983-87) and with Arnold Jacobs in Chicago. From 1987-1990 he held Principal/ Solo Tuba positions with the RAI Tornio Radio Symphony (Italy) and  the World Orchestra of Jennesses Musicales in Europe, and with the New Mexico Symphony in Albuquerque, USA.  Rosse  became Principal Tuba of the Sydney Symphony  by international audition in 1990  which currently  gives an average of three performances each week  , tours internationally every year, and recently recorded all the orchestral works of Prokofiev, Elgar, and Rachmaninoff (Exeton/ Octavia), and will record all Mahler symphonies throughout 2010-11 with Vladimir Ashkenazy.    

Anne Jelle Visser

9th - 16th July, 2017

Yamaha artist

Dutch tubist Anne Jelle Visser is currently principal tuba  with the Zurich Opera Orchestra and has held this position since 1999. Before joining the Zurich Opera he held the same position with the North Holland Philharmonic Orchestra. He has worked with conductors like Zubin Mehta, Georg Solti, Bernard Haitink, Valery Gergiev, Mariss Jansons, Riccardo Chailly, Christoph von Dohnanyi and Franz Welser Most.

Anne Jelle is Professor of tuba at the Zurich Hochschule der Künste and taught in 2008 and 2009 at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold, Germany. As a soloist he is in high demand and has played on all continents as a soloist with orchestra and in recital. He has also performed at several International Brass Conferences.

Together with Portuguese virtuoso Sergio Carolino he forms the "Ensemble 2 tubas and friends".

Anne Jelle is an International Yamaha Performing Artist.

Roland Szentpali

from 9th until 16th July 2017

International Soloist

Roland Szentpáli, born 1977 in Nyíregyháza (Hungary).Roland began playing the euphonium at the age of twelve, moving on to the tuba in the following year under the guidance of Sandor Lukács. He was a student at the Béla Bartok Academy in Budapest from 1991-1995, studying with Joseph Baszinka and Gábor Adamik.Roland continued his studies with Lászlò Szabò at the F. Liszt Academy. On the international scene, Roland has attended courses held by Roger Bobo, Mel Culbertson, Manfred Hoppert, and Sam Pilafian and has been the recipient of numerous scholarships for study abroad.Among his numerous successes in solo competitions, the most notable are his first prizes at the Lahti International Brass Competition in Finland (2001), the International Performer's Competition in Brno, Czech Republic (2000), and the International Tuba Competition in Cheju, Korea (2000). He was also awarded second prize at the prestigious Markneukirchen International Tuba Competition in 2000, and has also been a prize winner at other competitions, including TubaMania (Australia, 1999), Geubwiller International Tuba Competition (France, 1998).Roland is also very active as a composer, having written many works for tuba, chamber ensemble and orchestra in a broad variety of styles. In February of 1994, he performed his own Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra in Budapest for live television broadcast. His music has been played and recorded by the Hungarian Radio Orchestra and the Orchestra Hungarian Music Academy Bela Bartok. His last solo CD "I Killed my Lips" includes four of his own compositions.Apart from his busy solo and composition schedule, Roland does freelance tuba work and plays in the National Radio and Television Youth Orchestra of Hungary.Always being in great demand he also gave several masterclasses in the United States, Japan and many European countries.

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