Alex Tartaglia

Tenor Trombone Artist

Alex Tartaglia

Alex Tartaglia

Second Trombonist, São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra

Instrument Specs

  • Model: T350-HB
  • Bell: 321CF, 144CF
  • Slide: T-BCN Rose
  • Tuning Slide: Rose Single Radius
  • Leadpipe: T3 Brass

Artist Comments

"I feel that the Edwards Trombone is superior in all aspects.The versatility to design ones own instrument, through a multitude of combinations, remains the most attractive benefit - the choice was always clear for me."

Alex Tartaglia joined the São Paulo State Symphonic Orchestra as assistant and second trombonist in 1996. He is a former member of the Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra and has toured Europe and Israel with Kurt Masur, Yuri Temirkanov and Sir Neville Marriner.

Alex has won several prizes as soloist, including the Young Players of Osesp(State São Paulo Symphony Orchestra), Experimental Repertório Orchestra, Weril Instruments Company and Eldorado Prize of Music. In addition, he was a participant at the Alessi Seminar in New York in 2001 and Italy in 2002. His teachers include Luis Claudio Alves and Donizetti Fonseca. He has also participated in several master class and workshops in Brazil Europe and United States.

Alex has appeared as a soloist, recitalist and clinician for the Edwards Instrument Company at various trombone festivals, brass festivals, schools and universities in Brazil.

He has recorded for the Bis and Biscoito Fino labels and toured in South and North America, Europe and Brazil with the São Paulo State Symphony Orchestra. Alex gratefully acknowledges the following artists who significantly contributed to his musical development: Darrin Milling and Joe Alessi.

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2018 Georgia Trombone Summit to Feature BSO Section, Gilkes, Resonant Projection

Edwards is proud to be a sponsor of the 2018 Georgia Trombone Summit, which will take place at the University of Georgia on May 23 – 26. This four-day event, hosted by Josh Bynum, will feature a stellar cast of musicians, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra trombone section (Toby Oft, Stephen Lange, and James Markey), Marshall […] more ››

In Their Own Words

Brian Diehl

"I choose to play Edwards for the even control throughout the horn's entire range. Just as we as musicians are constantly evolving, so too are the Edwards trombone designs. Case in point- my old Edwards valve (which had never given me ANY problems) began showing signs of old age, so I took a look at a new one. I couldn't believe how much more free-blowing and smooth it was!

"When playing in a section of Edwards instruments, blend is immediate and the sound is gorgeous. Much of the work in section playing is removed by the nature of the full, round sounds of the Edwards trombones.

"Additionally, I would recommend playing Edwards trombones for any audition that should come up. The reason is simple- I want to eliminate as many possible hindrances (intonation difficulties, uneven sound) and concentrate on playing each round. The Edwards design leaves you free to promote your music!"

Brian Diehl
Principal Trombonist, Hartford Symphony
Principal Trombonist, Springfield (MA) Symphony
Professor, University of Southern Maine