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Alessandro Fossi

Tuba Instructor at the"C. Monteverdi" Conservatory in Bolzano

Alessandro Fossi received his diploma at the „B. Maderna“ Conservatory in Cesena where he studied with Renzo Brocculi. He started then a post graduate training with musicians like Roger Bobo, Rex Martin, Bob Tucci, Gene Pokorny, Patrick Sheridan and Charles Vernon.The international recognition comes in 2000 with the 3rd prize at the „Internationaler Instrumentalwettbewerb Markneukirchen“ (World Federation of International Music Competition in Genève) and the 1st prize at the „Lieksa International Tuba Competition“ in 2001, becoming the first Italian to obtain such high performing results.

At only 22 years he has become solo tuba with the „Teatro San Carlo“ Orchestra in Napoli collaborating with the conductors Gary Bertini and Jeffrey Tate. From 2007 to 2008 season he was principal tuba with the „Orchestra dell“Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia“ under Antonio Pappano as principal conductor, with whom he has realized a recording edited by EMI entitled „The Roman Trilogy“ containing „I Pini di Roma“,“Fontane di Roma“ and „Feste Romane“ by Ottorino Respighi.

Since 1994 he has collaborated to the productions of Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Orchestra dell“Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica „Arturo Toscanini“, Russian National Orchestra, Marjinski Theater Orchestra, and Opera Festivals like „Arena di Verona“ and „Sferisterio di Macerata“.

He toured Europe and Japan performing at the Grosser Saal of Musikverein in Wien, KKL of Luzern, Halte Oper of Frankfurt and Suntory Hall in Tokyo, only to mention some. He collaborated with important conductors as Georges Pretre, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Zubin Mehta,Yuri Temirkanov, Lorin Maazel, Valery Gergiev,Vladimir Ashkenazy, Charles Dutoit.Alessandro Fossi performs regularly as a tuba soloist and as a tuba instructor at international music festivals and renowned music conservatories like the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Stanford University, Denver University and Cincinnati University.

In the more recent past he has been invited to auditions of the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Berliner Philharmoniker, turning out in the final with the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Philadelphia Orchestra.Currently he is tuba instructor at the Conservatorio „G.Rossini“ in Pesaro. He has previously fulfilled the same position at the Conservatorio „F.Cilea“ in Reggio Calabria and the Conservatorio „A.Casella“ in L“Aquila. Furthermore he has taught the high formation courses in tuba at the Conservatorio „B.Maderna“ in Cesena. In addition to these teaching activities he is an editorial advisor for the International Tuba Euphonium Association journal (I.T.E.A.) and member of the Gomalan Brass quintet.

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