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  Italian Brass Week 2020  
21th Italian Brass Week, applications are open.




Firenze in Toscana
19-26 July 2020

In collaboration with:

Fondazione Scuola di Musica di Fiesole ONLUS

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

With the patronage of:

Regione Toscana

Comune di Firenze

Masterclasses, Concerts, Expositions, Showcases, Happenings and world premiere events.

The 21th edition of the international festival, Italian Brass Week, will have the honour of hosting 19 different professors from all over the world who will put their energy and experience at the service of the myriad young people who will participate in the Masterclasses and thousands of people who will participate in the concerts!

Trombe: Ruben Simeo, Marco Pierobon, Claudio Quintavalla,Joe Burgstaller 

Corno: Luca Benucci,  Dale Clevenger, Ab Koster. Giovanni Hoffer

Tuba: Pat Sheridan, Alessandro Fossi, Mario Barsotti, Øystein Baadsvik 

Trombone: Jamie Williams ,Ximo Vicedo,David Bruchez, Daniele Morandini 

Trombone Basso: Gabriele Malloggi, Steve Norrel

Euphonium: David Childs 


Last year we had students from over 40 countries and over 30,000 spectators at our concerts.


Over 300,000 people were watching videos of various concerts and live master classes on Social Media streaming.



For this edition, the seat of the individual lessons, Masterclasses, Instrument Expositions and Showcase will be in the  brand new Opera House Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where there will be classrooms for ensemble music, soundproofed rooms for individual lessons, an area dedicated to exhibitors with rehearsal rooms adjacent to the same exhibition, a personalized catering service for all participants, in other words, a dream environment to study music with the world’s finest.



Every day, teachers will hold collective Masterclasses involving students, imparting their knowledge and experience and demonstrating their personal vision of their art through their music.



Individual lessons will be guaranteed for each student with all the teachers of their instrumental campus, with the addition of various collective warmups.



Every morning in the cool park of the Villa, students will be able to confront themselves with various doctors specialized in Osteopathy, with teachers who will explain the proper use of AIR, and a team that will explain how to relax body and mind with dedicated exercises. There will be Dr. Marco Brazzo, Guru Elmar Baldo, for breathing Luca Benucci, Jamie Williams, Pat Sheridan and a dedicated team for Yoga.



We are offering an important aspect in music education and all of the masterclass subscribers will be able to play in brass quintets, brass groups and a large Brass Ensemble.

The members of the Italian Brass will be the tutors of this course. 



Major international brands will be present at different times during the week, setting up exhibitions and showcases with the intervention of artists from their respective sponsor houses.

Exhibitors will have all the necessary items including tables and classrooms for testing instruments, dedicated parking and catering service.






Throughout the week, many concerts will be organized that will involve all the IBW soloists in different appointments and locations, as well as including the IBW students, who will be the protagonists of many performances together with the IBW soloists.

2 World Premieres

2 Happenings

18 concerts

The complete schedule of concert activities will be published on the website as soon as possible.





The festival has made an agreement with the Hotel Albion  which is very near the Teather  and the centre of  Florence. 

A perfect location from a logistical point of view and devoted to welcoming young people.

There are different types of  rooms starting from 34 euros per night.

For lunch, you can take advantage of the catering service organized by the Eleva "BUONERIA" Group  with an "all you can eat" service for 11 euros per person.


Dinners will be scheduled day by day according to the concert locations.

Special agreements and prices for members and students will be maintained with Restaurants.


Throughout the week we will have a Coffee Break and Snack service offered by PROBIOS.




We like to give value to your talent!

Each year, ANBIMA offers scholarships in favour of the best talents, and the overall winner will be extended the possibility to give a concert as a soloist with the Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina in the 2020/21 season. A great opportunity for all, to be heard by an international jury and compete with the best young musicians from all over the world.





Throughout the week we will be streaming significant moments of the Masterclasses, individual lessons and concerts via Facebook and YouTube. Register and LIKE our FB fan page to participate and be a protagonist even if you find yourself far away from these great events.



19-26 July 2020




€ 200 registration to be paid online to reserve and secure the position within the campus.

€300 the first day as soon as you arrive. You will find our staff that will welcome you and complete the payment. Our staff will offer you an orientation of the school and a review of the whole week.

15 days before the festival a detailed Booklet will be sent with all the activities and what is necessary to best plan for your stay.



For students

34 euros per night for 8 nights 


For managers and exhibitors


Exclusive convention prices for Festival guests or collaborators


Exclusive catered lunches at the School

11 euros per person per day


Convention dinners

Variable for each place and location but always super convenient.


Recommended airports:

FLORENCE Amerigo Vespucci

Metro service to the centre of Florence


PISA, Galileo Galilei

1 hour by train to the Florence S.M.N. station


BOLOGNA, Guglielmo Marconi

1 hour by regional train to the Florence S.M.N. station

30 minutes by high-speed train to the Florence S.M.N. station



Transfers to Florence by plane or with TRENITALIA FRECCIA ROSSA or ITALO


For any details and info do not hesitate to contact our office:


Thank you,


The Italian Brass Week 2020 Staff