Since 1996 the Fondazione Fossano Musica organizes, every two years, an important musical event for trombonists from all over the world: the Alessi Seminar.
Joseph Alessi is the first trombone of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra since 1985. Every two years, however, a very small group of professionals and students who, with Mr. Alessi's help, want to improve their trombone skills, meet up on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, in Italy and more precisely in Fossano. The 2022 edition will take place from April 11th to the 15th in Palazzo Burgos. The Alessi Seminar brings back to the city which was once the home of Acaja dynasty one of the world's foremost trombonists. It is organized by the Fondazione Fossano Musica with the support of the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Fossano.
The seminar lasts five days.
Joseph Alessi plays S. E. Shires Trombones
This year as a special edition, Mr Alessi and FFM will host the entire Vienna Philharmonic Low Brass section for concerts and classes.
S.E. Shires will be present with an exhibit of instruments to try out.
Joseph Alessi, first trombone of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, for tenor trombone
Enzo Turriziani, first trombone of Wiener Philharmoniker, for tenor trombone
Hans Stroecker, bass trombone of Wiener Philharmoniker, for bass trombone
All attendees (participants and auditors) should arrive in Fossano on Sunday April 10 and plan to depart on Saturday April 16
Student Participants 30
Joseph Alessi's class, 10 Tenor trombones (5 Italians and 5 non-Italians)
Enzo Turriziani's class, 10 tenor trombones without nationality limits
Hans Stroecker's classs, 10 Bass trombones without nationality limits
Antonello Mazzucco's class, student auditors
Please record in the order listed. Electronic submissions only. Please submit using a link to paste on the subscribe form, below materials items.
All repertoire should be combined into one audio file. Record solo repertoire without piano. No editing is allowed within each individual excerpt. Record all selections in the same location. Submission deadline: February 11,2022
Student auditors: 30. No audition is required. Each Auditor must fill out the Application Form
This year the Alessi Seminar will host a Mock Audition. All Student Participants are eligible to compete. The members of the committee will be Joseph Alessi, Hans Stroecker, Enzo Turriziani. The decision of the committee will be final. Two First Prizes for the amount of € 500,00 each will be awarded to the participants who score the overall highest points, one for tenor trombone and one for bass trombone.
The repertory to be presented is as follows:
8:30 - 9:00 Group Warm-up (led by Mr. Alessi and others)
9:00 - 1:00 Participant Masterclass
2:30 - 3:30 Piano Rehearsal
3:30 - 5:00 Participant Masterclass
5:00 - 7:00 Piano Rehearsal/Trombone Choir
Evening Concert/Trombone Sections
If selected as a Participant you will be required to attend the entire Seminar.
Student Participant € 500,00
Student Auditor € 200,00
Daily Student Auditor € 50,00
The fees indicated are for attendance only and do not include the cost of stay and meals
The city of Fossano is located in southern Piedmont, 100 km from the Mediterranean Sea,
50km from the mountains and is 20 km from the heart of the Langhe, recently decreed a UNESCO world heritage site by the UN.
Fossano has approx. 25,000 inhabitants, very little traffic, most places are within walking distance and it's very safe. It is rich in history and art and is well-served by train to Torino with departures every 30 min.
There is a lot to offer for tourism as well as for someone who might decide to move here (it is recommended to activate the page translator)
** To ensure the highest safety of all participants and to respect the current legislation on Sars-Cov2 epidemic containment, students will be allowed to attend the Seminar provided that they have a green pass certificate (for EU citizens) or show a vaccination certificate or the results of a negative Swab test done no more than 48 hours before entering the school.