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Trumpet Rhapsody: Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 8:30PM

Trumpet Rhapsody: Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti Present An Evening of Stellar Chamber Music 
Advance $25 / Door $30 *

Doors: 6:00PM
Performance: 8:30PM

Luca Seccafieno and Fabrizio Viti present a program focused on rhapsodic style. The first part is dedicated to Arutiunian’s Armenia and the elegance of Charlier. The second part is a tribute to the city of New York, the energy of West Side Story, and the magic of Rhapsody in Blue.

This performance will feature the B-flat, C, and E-flat trumpets as well as the flugelhorn and piano.

Luca Seccafieno, 1st trumpet of the Venice Chamber Orchestra from 2004 to 2011, has produced several recordings for Sony and Universal and has worked with numerous film productions. Seccafieno is signed with an international literary agency as a writer and screenwriter: this year, a new novel is expected to be released as well as a movie inspired by the same book of which he is author and screenwriter. He has published several methods for trumpet exported throughout Europe, United States, Asia and Oceania with publishing companies Albatros and Raitrade. Luca Seccafieno is a brand ambassador for Paul Picot.

Luca is an endorser of Schilke and trumpet teacher at the communal music school in Viterbo. He holds masterclasses regularly in the prestigious conservatories of Venice, Padua, Riva Del Garda, Trento, l’Aquila, Cagliari, Bari, Benevento, Avellino, Alexandria as well as the Miranda de Ebro University of Burgos in Spain. His experience as a musician led him to collaborate with prestigious institutions such as Parco della Musica of Rome, Carnegie Hall in new York, Sydney Opera House, CBSO Center in Birmingham, St John’s Smith Square in London, Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthalle Freiburg, Liederhalle Stuttgart, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Musikhalle Hamburg, Konzerthalle Klagenfurt, Thailand Cultural Centre in Bangkok.

Fabrizio Viti was born in Viterbo in 1971. At a very young age, he began an intense performing activity, playing both as a soloist and in chamber formations. Viti has played for several music institutions such as Associazione Filarmonica Umbra, Festival Barocco in Viterbo and A.GI.MUS (Youth Association Music) of Rome; he has also performed in important music halls such as La Fenice (Venice), St. Cecilia Conservatory and Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome. Viti has collaborated with world-famous musicians such as baritone Giuseppe Taddei, with whom he reinterpreted Falstaff by G. Verdi, and Franco Petracchi, under whose direction he played The Emperor, Beethoven’s 5th Concert for piano and orchestra. For many years, Fabrizio Viti has collaborated as piano accompanist at the vocal chamber music masterclass held by tenor Degl’Innocenti at Teatro dell’Unione (Viterbo). He has also studied Lied literature in German, French, Italian, Russian and English. Currently he works with soprano Lucia Napoli, tenor Baltazar Zúñiga and violinist Gianluca Saggini. Viti has won many piano competitions thanks to his technique and attention to sound details. At a very young age he won a national competition qualifying for the position of piano professor. Fabrizio Viti is the youngest Piano Principal Professor at national level; currently he teaches at Conservatory “G. Pergolesi” in Fermo.

He graduated at the F. Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia with full marks and honours. At the International Music Academy in Novara, he attended masterclasses held by Lazar Berman and Sergio Perticaroli, who selected Viti to attend the Mozarteum University in Salzburg and the “Josè Iturbi” piano masterclass in Valencia. He also received a diploma after having attended a three-year masterclass at the National Academy of Santa Cecilia in Rome, a class reserved to a shortlist of 12 pianists from all over the world. He has attended several masterclasses held by world-renowned pianists such as F. J. Thiollier, J. Demus, B. Petrushansky, A. Lonquich, R. Vlad, P. Camicia and R. Laganà.

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Yamaha Presents: Bobby Shew

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 8:30pm

Yamaha Presents: Bobby Shew

Tickets: FREE

Started guitar at age eight but switched to trumpet at age ten. At age twelve, asked to play in a local “dance band” for weddings and dance gigs. Discovered improvisation at first rehearsal. The rest is history! Spent summers after high school in New York City listening to the great jazz masters. Attended the first two years of Stan Kenton Summer Jazz Clinics in Bloomington , IND. Able to study under Don Jacoby, Conte Candoli, Johnny Richards, John LaPorta, Shelly Manne, etc. Attended UNM for two years studying Architecture and Commercial Art. Drafted into Army, assigned as jazz soloist to NORAD BAND in Colorado Springs. After service, moved to NYC and joined Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, rooming and playing with legendary Charlie Shavers. After Dorsey, went to Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson, Si Zentner, Benny Goodman. Settled in Las Vegas for 7 years playing top show bands in casinos. 1972 moved to Los Angeles and became a first-call studio musician as well as continuing to play on big bands of Bill Holman, Bob Florence, Louie Bellson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ed Shaughnessy, Bill Berry, and Nat Pierce-Frank Capp Juggernaut. Designer / developer of SHEW model Yamaha 6310Z & 8310Z trumpets and 6310Z & 8310Z flugelhorns. Designer of SOLOIST mute, Yamaha SHEW series trumpet and flugelhorn mouthpieces as well as SHEW series mouthpieces for the Marcinkiewicz Company and for Kelly Mouthpieces (Lexan mouthpieces). Author of “ETUDES AND EXERCISES FOR JAZZ AND CLASSICAL PLAYER” & “BASIC STUDY GUIDE FOR TRUMPET”. Former Chairman for IAJE and ITG. Former Assoc.

Professor of Trpt at USC ( Los Angeles – 10 years ) , Cal. State Northridge-18 years ) Calif. Institute Of The Arts ( 3 years ) . Numerous Artist-in-Residencies world-wide in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Japan, Canada, Austria. Elected into New Mexico Music Hall Of Fame. Numerous Grammy nominations and 1982 Received Jazz Album Of The Year award.

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