Angelo Piazzini obtained a Master's degree in Trombone (specialising in Contrabass Tuba) from the G. Lettimi Institute of Music, Rimini in October 2012, under the guidance of Marco Bellini. However, his musical studies began much earlier at age 10, when he began playing the horn in the G. Savoi Band in his hometown, Palazzuolo sul Senio. He completed his studies at the L. Cherubini State Musical Conservatory in 2004, obtaining a final grade of 9.50/10.00.
To date, he has worked with the following orchestras: the Italian Youth Wind Orchestra of Cesena; the G. Sarti Orchestra, Faenza; the Desiderio da Settignano Orchestra and Choir (for several lyric-symphonic seasons); the Valdarno Orchestra; the Scandicci Gams Ensemble; the Florence Symphonietta; the Orchestra of the L. Cherubini Conservatory, Florence, the Orchestra of the Pietro Mascangni Institute of Music, Livorno; and the Orchestra of the Luigi Boccherini Institute of Music, Lucca. He has also collaborated with philharmonic orchestras including: the Vincenzo Bellini Philharmonic Orchestra of Scandicci; the P. Nardini Philharmonic Orchestra of Montelupo Fiorentino; the G. Rossini Philharmonic Orchestra of Florence; and the Cam Brass orchestra of Empoli.
He qualified for selection for bass tuba in the following orchestras: the Teatro Goldoni Foundation in Livorno; the G.B. Martini Conservatory Orchestra, Bologna; the Lorenzo Perosi Conservatory Orchestra, Campobasso; and the Symphony Orchestra of the Luisa d'Annunzio Conservatory in Pescara. Under the Public Selection Procedure he was also eligible to become bass tuba teacher (CODI/08) at the N. Paganini Conservatory, in Genova, the Morlacchi Conservatory in Perugia and the G. Verdi Music Institute, Ragusa.
Since graduating, he has attended various masterclasses and advanced courses, including:
Milan Music Masterschool with Maestro Daniele Morandini (1st Trombone soloist in the Scala Philharmonic Orchestra);
L. Boccherini Advanced Institute of Art and Music, Lucca, with Maestro Riccardo Tarlini (Tuba player in the Tuscan Regional Orchestra);
Italian Flute Academy (AIF) with Maestro Matteo Caramaschi (1st Euphonium soloist in the National Band of the State Police).
As a tuba player and soloist he has achieved success in major national and international competitions:
Best brass instrumentalist in competition in the 1st L'estro armonico International Music Competition, Ladispoli (Rome), 2009;
First Prize in the 18th Daniele Ridolfi Versilian Riviera National Competition, June 2009 (score: 95/100)
Third prize in the 9th Etruscan Riviera National Competition for Young Musicians, Piombino, April 2008 (score: 88/100);
Third prize in the 24th Daniele Ridolfi Versilian Riviera National Competition, 21 June 2015 (score: 87/100);
Third prize in the 12th Etruscan Riviera National Competition for Young Musicians, Piombino, 18 May 2011 (score: 86/100).
In 2009 he recorded (tuba) Marco Masini's new single 'Italy ... and other stories' for the record company Universal Music Italia S.R.L.
As a soloist, he regularly plays in tuba-organ/piano duos in churches, basilicas and cathedrals throughout Italy, playing a baroque repertoire of music by G.P. Telemann, A. Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, P.V. De la Nux and A. Tcherepnin. He has performed multiple times at the Church of St. Maria de' Ricci (Florence), the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Florence) and the National Church of St. Stefano dei Cavalieri (Pisa), among others.
In the field of musical and instrumental teaching he has many years' experience as a tuba and French horn teacher in music schools and institutes, including: the G. Bonamici Music School, Pisa (2001-present); the S. Strata Music Academy, Pisa (2013-2014); the Rudolfo del Corona Musical Institute, Livorno (2014 -present); the Arteficium Association, Marina di Pisa (2016); and the Orfeo Music School, Pisa (2016-present).
He has also taught numerous seminars and master classes at foundations, associations and festivals including: the 9th Sounds of the River Concert Season Festival, Loro Ciuffenna Auditorium, (Arezzo); Tuba Signals, a seminar/concert at the 39th International Art Workshop, Montepulciano (Siena); the S. Strata Academy of Music, Pisa; the G. Bonamici Music School, Pisa; the Alba Big Fish Association, Marina di Pisa; and the Rudolfo del Corona Musical Institute in Livorno.
He is the author of various publications, treatises and guides on his instrument: the tuba. These include: a treatise on flexibility for bass and contrabass tuba, entitled Progressive Balance – Advanced Flexibility Exercises in Legato for Bass and Contrabass Tuba (ISBN: 978888347866-6), available at:www.amazon.it/Bilanciamento-progressivo-…;
and Progressive Balance in Staccato – Progressive Technical Exercises for Advanced Bass and Contrabass Tuba (ISBN 9788897629603), devoted entirely to staccato: (www.amazon.it/Bilanciamento-progressivo-…).
He then released two tuba guides: Method for Bass and Contrabass Tuba in Major and Method for Bass and Contrabass Tuba in Minor, designed for amateurs and students, especially those undertaking lower and upper level tuba conservatory courses. These two guides can be viewed at:
Thanks to Moments Editions, Ribera, he has recently published two further guides for tuba, entitled: Complete Warm Up and Daily Routine for Tuba - Book 1 and Advanced Warm Up and Daily Routine for Tuba - Book 2. These are designed to provide advanced students, professional tuba players and aspiring professionals with a useful guide to warming up and daily exercises. They can be viewed at:
These new series of exercises enable tuba players to experience rapid, step-by-step progression in embouchure and, as a result, obtain increased technical precision and speed, ultimately attaining virtuosity through the two opposing sections of the second book, Advanced Warm Up and Daily Routine for Tuba - Book 2. Together, the two treatises and method are useful manuals and excellent guides for tuba or brass players, allowing them fast technical improvement in advanced skills.
He is regularly invited to perform and give informative and educational lectures and talks about his instrument by institutions and cultural organisations.
Dr. Angelo Piazzini
Tuba Teacher and Performer
Via Giuseppe Bessi n.6
50018 Scandicci (Firenze) Italia
Tel. mobile: +393396703584
Website and links:
G.Bonamici Music School, Pisa
Tipologia : Strumentista
Generi : Chamber Music, Sonata, Classical
Comune : SCANDICCI
Indirizzo : Via Giuseppe Bessi 6 Scandicci (Florence) Italy
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