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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Frank Gulino

"Playing Edwards trombones has benefited me tremendously as both a performer and a composer. Not only does my Edwards provide me with the finest playing experience available, but the outstanding flexibility and other characteristics of the horn continue to inform my writing for the instrument. I look forward to writing for the trombone for a very long time, due in no small part to Edwards having redefined the musical possibilities for this instrument."

Frank Gulino
Composer and Bass Trombonist, Arlington, VA