Trio Trumpet Piano Trombone

Members of the Group

 

— Luigi D’Urso – Trumpet
— Carla Fernandez Bois – Piano
— Francesco D’Urso – Trombone

Origin of the Ensemble

 

The trio was formed in 2017 after Francesco D’Urso and Carla Fernàndez Boix met in Geneva when they were to play together. During the following summer, they formed the trio accompanied by Luigi d’Urso, playing trumpet, and toured in French-speaking Switzerland and France. Several concerts followed, including : The Geneva International Summer Festival, Summer Concerts in the Old Town – Lutheran Church of Geneva, Conservatory of Ferney-Voltaire. Discover their repertoire as a duo, trombone and trumpet, with and without accompaniment, and as soloists. They lift the veil on these two instruments of the brass family and their partner, the piano.

Luigi D’Urso

 

Luigi D’Urso, born in 1989 in Ruffano (Italy), he began playing the trumpet when he is eight years old with M° Adriano Vignes. He graduated from the trumpet course in 2010 at Conservatoire de la Vallée d’Aoste under the guidance of M°Davide Sanson. At the same Conservatoire he completed his master degree with honors in 2014. In 2012 he attends the master course “I Fiati” at Accademia Nazionale Santa Cecilia in Rome with M° Omar Tomasoni (Principal Trumpet in Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra). Since 2012 he has been the Principal Trumpet of the Orchestra ICO “Magna Grecia” of Taranto and Matera, where in 2012 he performed as soloist one of J.S. Bach’s masterpieces: the famous Concerto Brandeburghese n.2. Since 2015, he is also the first trumpet for Orchestra Antonio Vivaldi conducted by Maestro Lorenzo Passerini. In September 2019, he won the audition for the First Solo Trumpet and the Second Trumpet, in the Orchestre de Chambre de Geneva (Switzerland). He played international festivals with Orchestra e Coro dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Sinfonica Giovanile della Valle d’Aosta, Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Orchestra ICO “Tito Schipa” di Lecce, Orchestra Sinfonica della Provincia di Bari and Orchestra Fondazione Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Orchestre de Chambre de Gèneve. In 2012 he recorded as world première the Concert for two trumpets and Wind Orchestra “Trompetes al vent” by Ferrer Ferran, with trumpter Alex Elia and the Orchestra d’Harmonie du Val d’Aoste, which has been released and recorded by the studio “Suono Naturale”. On July 2014 he recorded the live performance of Histoire du Soldat by Igor Stravinskij, for Rai radio 3 Europa, with Ensemble del Sud, conductor Marcello Panni, on the occasion of the centenary of the First World War.
He works with the international quartet “MOYA Trombones”: he is trumpet professor and founder of Ruffano Brass Festival and Academy. Since 2015 he is trumpet professor for summer masterclasses organized by the association ACART in San Gemini (Italy) and since July 2017 also at Geneva Summer Academy in Geneva (Switzerland).

Carla Fernandez Boix

 

Music has taken Catalan pianist Carla Fernandez Boix through many countries in Europe. Carla thrives on the combination of solo work, chamber music and the collaboration with other art expressions in various settings. Carla obtained a Master in Accompaniment and Chamber Music at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo, a Master in Solo Performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and a Bachelor of Music at Het Utrechts Conservatorium, The Netherlands. Carla has performed in venues such as Lindemansalen in Oslo, Bridgewater Hall in Manchester, Southbank Centre in Londres, and Philharmonie Luxembourg. Carla has been a member of the Académie Musicale de Villecroze, she has worked as a freelance accompanist at the Royal Northern College of Music, and since summer 2019 she is one of the accompanists at Voksenåsen Summer Academy in Norway. In 2020, Carla started the project Opera in a Nutshell, with the aim of offering short versions of operas in order to be able to make them accessible to different audiences and venues.

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.