Guest Artist for 2016 - Alessandro Fossi

Fossi bio

Alessandro Fossi is an active Italian tuba soloist and passionate brass pedagogue renowned worldwide, regularly invited as guest teacher and performer in important festivals and universities like Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Royal Northern College in Manchester, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Indiana University, Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève, Manhattan School of Music, to name a few.

He has performed with many of the most important Orchestras in Italy and Europe like Teatro alla Scala Orchestra , Russian National Orchestra, Marjinski Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, among others, covering the principal Tuba position with Teatro San Carlo Orchestra in Napoli and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma; since 2010 he is principal guest tuba with Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra.

As a soloist, he was a prizewinner in the Markneukirchen International Competition in 2000 (World Federation of International Music Competition, Geneve) and the Lieksa International Tuba Competition in 2001.

Fossi is a member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) where he serves as editorial advisor and writes articles and interviews for the ITEA Journal. He has participated with solo performances and master classes in all the International Tuba Euphonium Conferences (ITEC) since 2004.

Fossi can be heard in several recordings with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Gomalan Brass Quintet, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, and Orchestra Mozart. In 2009 he produced his first solo recording entitled “Bel Canto”, that collects highlights from Italian operas and classical masterworks.

Alessandro Fossi is a Buffet Group Ambassador and an official endorser for B&S and Melton Meinl Weston. He currently teaches tuba at Conservatorio “C. Monteverdi” in Bolzano, Italy.

 

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