In occasion of the 3rd "MusiCup" Youth Wind Band Competition, we are happy to present

1st  "MusiCup" Euphonium and Low Brass Masterclass

with Maestro Steven Mead


Douglas conductingval

Steven Mead

Englishman Steven Mead (B.1962) needs no introduction to brass enthusiasts around the world as his playing and teaching have become known to virtually all who have a love for the instrument known as the euphonium.

 As a soloist his career as a professional solo performer continues to break new ground. With over 75 solo performances a year his relentless schedule sees him touring almost constantly.

 This remarkable solo career followed on from the successes he achieved as a member of several of the UK’s leading brass bands. Nowadays he travels constantly and performs regularly with some of the finest brass, wind and symphonic ensembles in the world.

He has played solo concerti with symphony orchestras in Norway (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra) , Finland (Lahti Symphony Orchestra cond.Osmo Vänskä, and Helsinki Philharmonic cond. Elgar Howarth), Poland (Capella Cracoviensis), USA (Minneapolis Pops Orchestra), Canada, Italy, Germany (Stuttgart Philharmonic) Japan (Japan Chamber Orchestra), and Lithuania.


Assistant Giacomo Marcocig

81248990 10218666247000560 8455469731581788160 oGiacomo Marcocig began to study the euphonium at the young age of six, in the local music school of Camporosso (Udine, Italia). Several years later, he continued his journey at the Conservatorio “J. Tomadini”, in Udine, in the class of M° Domenico Lazzaroni.

In July 2017 he achieved the Bachelor in Euphonium with Summa Cum Laude mark and honor mention. He also attended the CPD course with Steven Mead and David Thornton at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

He followed this by taking specialist masterclasses in Italy and Europe with the most famous musicians, such as Steven Mead, James Gourley, David King, Thomas Rüedi, Glenn Van Looy, Markus Pichler, Simone Candotto, Christian Hoffmann, Luciano De Luca and Matteo Caramaschi.


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 26th March
 19:30-22:30 DB rehearsal with Val Isonzo Wind Orchestra*
 27th March
 09:00 Registration
 10:00-13:00 Session 1: Warm Ups, Breathing, Daily Basics, and 1st Ensemble Read Through
 14.00-17.30 Session 2: Technical Routines, Sound Concepts, Espressivo, 4 Students to play solo. 2nd Ensemble Rehearsal.
 19:30-22:30 DB rehearsal with Val Isonzo Wind Orchestra (repertoire for concert on 28th March)*
 28th March
 10:00-12:00 Session 3: Advanced Techniques, How To Learn A Solo Piece, Developing Your Musical Ear, Low Tones, 2 Students To Play Solo
 12:15-13:00 DB rehearsal with Val Isonzo Wind Orchestra (repertoire for concert on 28th March)*
 14.30-17.30 Session 4: 3rd Ensemble Rehearsal, Students To Perform Solo, Q/A session
 20:30 Val Isonzo Wind Orchestra Concert With Steven Mead Soloist conducted by Douglas Bostock*
 29th March
 11:00 - 12:30 Ensemble Rehearsal For Evening Concert
 18:00 Evening Recital with Steven Mead, Giacomo Marcocig, Masterclass Attendants
 19:00 Ending Finale with presentation of diplomas*

 * not obligatory. Active participants of the Maestro Steven Mead's Masterclass are welcome to attend Maestro Bostock’s rehearsals as uditors.

 Scheduled times may vary due to organizing needs.


 Applications must be sent by 28th February 2020 to email

 Inscriptions could be closed in advance by reaching the maximum number of participants.



 € 100,00 for active partecipants

 € 30,00 for passive partecipants (unlimited places)

Payment methods

 Bank Transfer:

 Bank Institute: PrimaCassa Credito Cooperativo FVG

 IBAN: IT97D0863763720033000001953

 Account holder: Corpo Bandistico Comunale "G. Rossini"

 Address of the account holder: via Dante Alighieri, 19 - 33050 Castions di Strada (UD), Italy

Masterclass Venue

 Lessons will be held in:

 Conservatorio di Musica "Jacopo Tomadini",  piazza I Maggio n. 29 - 33100 Udine 


 Sunday Concert and ending evening will be held in:

 TeatroNuovo "Giovanni da Udine" in Udine



Artistic director: Fulvio Dose

Organization: Corpo Bandistico "G. Rossini"

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