Thursday, May 16th : 8.30 pm Espace Tival Kingersheim-free entrance
Graduated with honours in trombone in 1998 at Vincenzo Bellini Musical Institute of Catania under the guide of M° Camillo Pavone. He continued his studies at the Advanced Conservatory of Paris(2002) and then at Saint Cecilia Academy inRome(2003) under the guide of M°J.Mauger.
He has won several national and international competitions, such as the 2nd International Competition of Music for Young Interpreters “City of Chieri”, where he played accompanied by the Turin Royal Theatre Orchestra.
He has won the 18th International Trombone Competition “City of Porcia”(2007) and the 5th International Trombone Competition of Jeju 2008(South Korea). He has won several auditions for trombone.
He has performed in Italy and in foreign countries as trombone soloist and as part of various formation. He is part of the Sicilian Brass Quintet, with whom he has recorded two discs and the Sciara Quartet, formation that has won several national competitions. He has recorded a concert as trombone soloist in the disc “A bridge to Brasil”.
Since 2003 he has covered the role of first trombone in the Orchestra of the Theatre Maximum “V.Bellini” of Catania. To the intense concert activity he places side by side the didactic activity: he is in fact teacher of the course of specialization for trombone at the “V.Bellini” Institute ofCaltanissetta,and held numerous master classes in Italy, Switzerland, France, Mexico, Hungary, Korea, Spain, Colombia, etc…
He collaborate as principal Trombone with “Teatro alla Scala” of Milan and Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Orchestra in Rome .
Friday, May 17th :8.30 pm Espace Tival Kingersheim-free entrance
Four boys in the wind, united as the five fingers of the hand... Is it the Deer song that we hear in the bottom of the wood? Lights... The first notes jail-smooth! Light, magical, crystalline, they make dream, turn copper into gold. All sails out these four trombones take us with their breaths for a trip in time from Paris to Vienna, from Milan to New York...
One for all, all for the trombone! Four musicians, four exceptional virtuosos honour and highlight the richness and diversity of the music composed for this instrument thanks to the colour and sound harmony of their formation. And it is in a gentle musical excursion that we will travel from known landscapes to less usual lands of composers such as Ewazen, Naulais, Geiss and Vanbeslaere...
Saturday, May 18th : 8.30 pm cultural space "The Hangar" Kingersheim-free entrance
Military Music Grand Ducal of Luxembourg
Conductor: Jean-Claude Braun
Soloist: Jacques Mauger
Under the direct authority of the Chief of the Army Staff, the Grand-ducal military music is a harmonised orchestra composed of some sixty professional musicians.
There are many activities. The orchestra regularly provides services for the Grand Ducal Court and the government during state visits. There are also the framing of academic sessions or dinners.
At the same time it ensures the musical supervision of many military demonstrations in Luxembourg and in our neighbouring countries.
The orchestra regularly participates in the framing of the most diverse patriotic ceremonies.
Many of the public concerts he gives with his various trainings, both in the Grand duchy and abroad. There is a yearly average of fifty concerts. In addition to the many music recordings.
Sunday, May 19th :15:00 cultural space "The Hangar" Kingersheim-free entrance
Final of the International Trombone competition of Alsace
With the participation of the Grand ducal military music of Luxembourg, direction Jean-Claude Braun
Concerto for trombone and orchestra of Harmony by Vladimir Cosma (world Premiere)
1st prize: 5 000 € 2nd Price: 2 500 € 3rd Price: 1 500 €
Price of the city of Kingersheim (public vote) : 1 000 €