Duet Organ Trombone

Members of the Group


— Humberto Salvagnin – Organ
— Francesco D’Urso – Trombone

Origin of the ensemble


Their first collaboration started during the concert of the professors of the conservatory of Ferney-Voltaire at the temple of Ferney, following which they founded the duo “Duo trombone and organ D’Urso-Salvagnin” (2014). They have since played in numerous festivals in France and Switzerland: concerts by professors of the conservatory of Ferney-Voltaire (temple of Ferney Voltaire from 2014 to 2018), Geneva Music Festival (Saint-Germain church, 17 June 2016), summer concert in the old town (Lutheran church, 2017), large concerts for organ and trombone (Saint-Joseph church, Eaux-Vives, September 2018). Also on 7 July 2019 at the church of Beaumont sous Salève in France and on 8 September 2019 at the Cantorama de Jaun. They also performed on Organ and Song Sundays at the Church of Sainte Thérèse de Champel.


A large repertoire of original compositions and transcriptions from baroque to contemporary music is available on demand.



Humberto Scherhaufer Salvagnin began his musical studies at the piano under the guidance of Diva Gnecco and later in the classes of Rosa Corvino at the Municipal School of Music of São Paulo. In 1993, he obtained his Higher Diploma in Piano Music at the University of São Paulo (UNESP), where he was led by Homero de Magalhães. In 1983, he began his organ studies with Orlando Retroz. Later, he was led by Ary Aguiar Jr. and in 2001 he obtained the First Prize for Organ Virtuosity at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève, in the class of François Delor. Winner of several international organ competitions, Humberto Salvagnin performs regularly in recitals in Brazil, Europe and Switzerland, where he is principal organist of the church of Sainte-Thérèse in Geneva. In 2007 he was appointed organ professor at the Conservatoire de Ferney-Voltaire in France. He is also professor of organ at the International Academy of Arts “Aida-Leman” in Gland. He has recorded three CDs on the Doron label: a world premiere solo recording of the Sonata n°2 and the Andantino of La Tombelle, another with concerts for organ and orchestra by Poulenc and Rheinberger with the Nouvel Orchestre de Genève and a third with a very different program in Sainte-Thérèse de Genève.

Francesco D’Urso


A graduate of several conservatories in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, Francesco won second prize at the Aosta International Trombone Competition in 2008 and was awarded the István Kertész Scholarship in 2015.Francesco D’Urso teaches trombone at the Geneva Conservatory of Music for the “MusicEnsemble” project (coordinated by Maestro Domingo Hindoyan and sponsored in particular by Maestro Gustavo Dudamel) and at the Multisite School of Music (Canton of Vaud, Switzerland). Since 2008, he has been collaborating with the Orchestre Sinfonietta de Lausanne and from 2011 has regularly played as first and second trombone with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. He currently holds the role of principal trombone with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra under the artistic direction of Maestro Arie van Beek. In 2015, he produced – in collaboration with Difem Music Publisher – his first album entitled “Stella”, dedicated to his daughter. He is also a member of the ensemble Moya Trombones. Francesco D’Urso and the Moya Trombones are Vincent Bach artists and ambassadors for the René Hagmann® systems, dedicated to trombone cylinders and developed by Servette-Music in Geneva.