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
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
Giacomo 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.
Artistic director: Fulvio Dose
Organization: Corpo Bandistico "G. Rossini"