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About

The Italian Brass Week international festival was conceived by and has been under the artistic direction of Luca Benucci, first horn of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, for the past 18 years. And from the year of its inception in 2000, we have believed in recognising the talents of young musicians, organizing a festival that has hosted over 200 professionals and 2000 students from four of the planet’s continents. The festival’s mission is to showcase young Italian and foreign talents through cultural promotion and exchange. Our most important mission is giving Wings to Talents. The festival gives opportunities to young students, amateurs and professionals alike to take part in events on the world stage, to play with and learn from the most renown musicians and professors from the most notable orchestras, conservatories and universities. For one week, participants have the possibility to have intensive lessons, masterclasses, rehearsals and concerts in locations rich in history and culture.  

 

Our most important mission, giving wings to talents.   

Through this year’s campaign, we want to offer 40 young talents the opportunity to a scholarship, providing economic support to those otherwise unable to participate. Your contribution grants students access to masterclasses and lessons to foster their talents and realize their dreams. Contributing to this campaign, along with receiving our awards, you can also support these young musicians by nourishing their hunger for knowledge and helping them encounter the most celebrated maestros and professors. Many students have grown with us through the years and have themselves become excellent musicians, and we wish to share and preserve the celebrated traditions and secrets of the craft with the newer generation thanks to your help.  

 

In 18 years of activity we have had the pleasure of developing thousands of young musicians that now represent international excellence and that today they are covering principal roles in American, European and Asian orchestras. With regard to the collaboration created through the years by Luca Benucci, creator and beating heart of the Festival, the event boasts having musicians in residence of the calibre of Dale Clevenger, Roger Bobo, Otto Sauter and Alain Trudel, who among other artists guarantee professionalism and continuity at the festival. The demanding educational level and quality of the festival have been awarded with the Bronze Medal by the President of the Republic along with many other recognitions, obtained for the importance of the event and for having involved generations of young musicians, who have developed and become excellent musical interpreters. The Italian Brass Week has relocated through the years in various locations in Tuscany, Santa Fiora and Vinci to arrive at the last three years in Florence, an important reference point to cultural development, and a melting pot of the past and present. This year the festival commemorates the birth of Giotto, and many historical locations and prestigious piazzas will host the concerts, from the Cortile degli Ammannati to Palazzo Pitti and the new Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, from the riverbanks of the Arno River and Ponte Vecchio to Piazza Signoria and the church of Santa Maria Novella. We are proud to be associated with our partners: European Brass Association, Associazione Nazionale "Anbima", l'Opera di Firenze, just to name a few. The masterclasses of the Italian Brass Week will take place in the prestigious seat of the Opera di Firenze.

 

 

Artistic quality is guaranteed with international virtuosi and soloists, Italian and international teachers, and jazz bands and brass ensembles. Confronting the music and playing together all makes for an important moment for individual professional growth for each participating member of the festival.  

 

 

The masterclasses will be held by world renown artists taking part in the greatest international orchestras, conservatories and universities around the world. 

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1 euro – Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation

10 euro – Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation

 

20 euro - Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + this amazing t-shirt:

 

20 euro – Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on breathing and instrumental technique with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER

30 euro Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on breathing and instrumental technique with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, OTTO SAUTER, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER + A choice of one bottle of wine from these three (Crowdfund donor is responsible for shipping costs):

VERNACCIA SAN GIMIGNANO DOCG 2016  A distinctive, unoaked, dry Vernaccia, with crisp acidity and a slight finish of bitter almond. 

IGT Bianco Toscano VITTORIA 2015 A light bodied fresh summer wine unoaked with a crisp mineral taste. 

IGT Rosso Toscano BACIOLO 2010 An intense wine with fruity flavours, tannic, soft and full bodied after 12 months in Italian oak. 

 

40 euro Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on breathing and instrumental technique with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, OTTO SAUTER, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER + A choice of one bottle of Chianti wine from these three (Crowdfund donor is responsible for shipping costs): 

Chianti classico It is the youngest wine of the winery. Sangiovese and a small percentage of autochthonous vines represent in this wine the best expression of tradition and continuity. The strong bond of the Bandini family with the territory shows in this wine, where we find ancient aromas and flavours. 

Chianti Campo Mansueto Structured wine, fermented and aged in Slavonian and French oak. It represents tradition and modernity together, where tannicity and structure pleasantly meet aromatic notes. 

Chianti Riserva The selection of grapes from the oldest and better exposed vineyards and their careful and attentive processing by means of modern technologies to exalt the best characteristics, give life to this wine. The search of quality in various processing phases and the use of wooden barrels of small sizes contribute to exalt the pleasant taste, texture and persistence.

 

50 euro – Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on concertos and orchestral excerpts with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, OTTO SAUTER, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER, PACHO FLORES, SERGEI NAKARIAKOV, STEVE ROSSE, ROLAND SZENTPALI, FRANK LLOYD + this amazing t-shirt: 

 

70 euro Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on breathing and instrumental technique with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER + for you these 3 bottles of wine:

VERNACCIA SAN GIMIGNANO DOCG 2016 A distinctive, unoaked, dry Vernaccia, with crisp acidity and a slight finish of bitter almond.

IGT Bianco Toscano VITTORIA 2015 A light bodied fresh summer wine unoaked with a crisp mineral taste.

IGT Rosso Toscano BACIOLO 2010 An intense wine with fruity flavours, tannic, soft and full bodied after 12 months in Italian oak.

 

100 euro – Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on breathing and instrumental technique with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER + video lessons on concertos and orchestral excerpts with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, OTTO SAUTER, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER, PACHO FLORES, SERGEI NAKARIAKOV, STEVE ROSSE, ROLAND SZENTPALI, FRANK LLOYD + these 3 bottles of Chianti wine (Crowdfund donor is responsible for shipping costs):

Chianti classico It is the youngest wine of the winery. Sangiovese and a small percentage of autochthonous vines represent in this wine the best expression of tradition and continuity. The strong bond of the Bandini family with the territory shows in this wine, where we find ancient aromas and flavours. 

Chianti Campo Mansueto Structured wine, fermented and aged in Slavonian and French oak. It represents tradition and modernity together, where tannicity and structure pleasantly meet aromatic notes. 

Chianti Riserva The selection of grapes from the oldest and better exposed vineyards and their careful and attentive processing by means of modern technologies to exalt the best characteristics, give life to this wine. The search of quality in various processing phases and the use of wooden barrels of small sizes contribute to exalt the pleasant taste, texture and persistence.

 

200 euro (Maximum 30 offers) – Appetizer and Gala Dinner in Florence cooked by two famous Tuscany Chefs, Andrea Anichini “The Man from Chianti” (Personal chef) and Sabrina Fattorini, chef e food Blogger,  with an exclusive view of Ponte Vecchio and the MAIN EVENT of the festival with international musicians on boats performing Water Music by Enjott Schneider on the Arno river (availability only 15 July 2017) + Your photo on the IBW 2017 Poster, to be exhibited on 15 July 2017 on the Lungarno Torrigiani + Your name on our website with our thanks and appreciation + video lessons on breathing and instrumental technique with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER + video lessons on concertos and orchestral excerpts with maestros: ROGER BOBO, LUCA BENUCCI, OTTO SAUTER, ANNE JELLE VISSER, JAMIE WILLIAMS, DALE CLEVENGER, PACHO FLORES, SERGEI NAKARIAKOV, STEVE ROSSE, ROLAND SZENTPALI, FRANK LLOYD

 

 

1000 euro - Maximium 20 offers - Gala Dinner in Florence with an exclusive view of the Ponte Vecchio + 2 nights stay in a Hotel + boat tour of the Arno river with hors d’oeuvres at sunset (availability only 14 and 15 July 2017)

 

5000 euro – Private concert of the Quintetto degli Ottoni del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Travel and hotel expenses not included for countries outside of Europe)  

The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Brass Quintet is Florence's Opera House's prestigious ensemble comprised by Claudio Quintavalla and Emanuele Antoniucci, trumpets - Luca Benucci, horn - Fabiano Fiorenzani, trombone and Mario Barsotti, tuba. Ottoni del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an ensemble comprised of the internationally esteemed brass musicians of the Orchestra of the same namesake, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, principal director of the Teatro del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino. Their repertoire will span from Bach to Bernstein, from the melodramatic to Latin Jazz, to the most beloved soundtracks.

 

 8.500 euro – MAX 1 offer - Zubin Mehta baton An exclusive piece autographed and donated by the Maestro for this noble cause and to help support many young musicians’ dreams.      

 

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