Joseph Alessi: Trombone Masterclass

This is an Archive of a Past Event

Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic, will present this trombone masterclass, including his own performances of Giacomo Puccini’s Nessun dorma from Turandot and Arthur Prior’s Thoughts of love. Trombone students will play music by Alexander Lebedev, Stjepan Šulek, and Lars-Erik Larsson, with feedback from Mr. Alessi. Pianist Lori Lack will provide accompaniment.

Mr. Alessi is an active soloist, recitalist, and chamber music performer. Mr. Alessi has been a guest soloist with the Lincoln Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Santa Barbara Symphony, South Dakota Symphony, New Japan Philharmonic, Seoul Philharmonic, Orchestra of Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania, Sicily, Mannheim National Theater Orchestra, National Symphony of Taiwan, Puerto Rico Symphony, Hague Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, and the Hartford Symphony.

He is a founding member of the Summit Brass ensemble at the Rafael Mendez Brass Institute in Tempe, Arizona. Mr. Alessi is currently on the faculty of The Juilliard School; his students now occupy posts with many major symphony orchestras in the U.S. and internationally. As a clinician for the Edwards Instrument Co., he has also given masterclasses throughout the world and has toured Europe extensively as a master teacher and recitalist. He has performed as soloist with several leading concert bands, including the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point, U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own), and the U.S. Marine Band (President's Own).

In 2002, Mr. Alessi was awarded an International Trombone Association Award for his contributions to the world of trombone music and trombone playing.