Massimo Gianangeli

Professor, “N.Paganini” Conservatory of Genoa

Since 2014, Massimo Gianangeli he has been the Professor of Trombone at the State Conservatory of Music “N. Paganini” in Genoa (Italy). He is also First Trombone Soloist of the Marche Regional Symphony Orchestra (ICO – Orchestral Concert Institution recognized by the Italian Ministry of Culture). Since 1994, Gianangeli has collaborated regularly with the orchestra of the Arena di Verona. With the Arena di Verona Orchestra he participated in the tour in OMAN in October 2011 for the inauguration of the Royal Opera House, with a performance of the Opera Turandot, under the direction of Maestro Placido Domingo in a historic staging of the Metropolitan Theatre, directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
In 1989, at just 19 years old, he began his career as an orchestra professor with the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra (ICO-Orchestral Concert Institution). In 1990 he obtained his first qualification to audition for Trombone at the Ente Lirico Arena in Verona. He boasts 29 qualifications in auditions/competitions at the main Opera Bodies, ICO-Orchestral Concert Institution, and National Symphony Orchestras.
Gianangeli was a finalist in the competition for Trombone Solo at the Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège (2004) and in the selection for Principal Trombone at the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada (2009). He collaborated with the instrumental group Musica d’Oggi of Rome with which he performed world premiere pieces for the Accademia Filarmonica Romana and made recordings for the Bongiovanni of Bologna in collaboration with RAI -RADIO 3.
He collaborates with the Filarmonici di Busseto, an established chamber ensemble based at the Toscanini in Parma, with which he performs in important Italian halls together with established first parts of the best Italian orchestras. In collaboration with the Teatro Regio Foundation of Parma, he recorded two CDs with the “Cantoni” group from Parma, an established chamber ensemble that re-proposes original music for wind instruments from the early twentieth century.
Gianangeli also has numerous recordings to his credit for Arte Nova Classics, with the Marchigiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Again with the Marche Philharmonic Orchestra, he participated in the international “Snow and Symphony” festival in Saint Moritz from 1998 to 2001, performing with internationally renowned conductors and soloists (V. Askenazy, M. Andrè, and G. Kuhn, R. Lakatos).
He has collaborated with all the main Italian opera companies and symphony orchestras, including the Teatro dell’Opera in Rome, the Carlo Felice in Genoa, the San Carlo in Naples, the Teatro Regio in Turin, the Swiss Italian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Lugano, the Solisti Veneti, the Haydn Symphony Orchestra of Bolzano, the Teatro la Fenice of Venice, the Orchestra dei Pomeriggi Musicali of Milan, the Symphonica Toscanini Foundation, the Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, the Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, the Udine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Virtuosi of Santa Cecilia, the Toscanini Foundation Philharmonic, the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Marino Symphony Orchestra, the City of Ravenna Symphony Orchestra.
From 1996 to 2000, Gianangeli collaborated regularly with the RAI National Symphony Orchestra of Turin, alternating this commitment with that of another Principal Trombone of the “A. Toscanini” Symphony Orchestra of Emilia Romagna in Parma. With the Turin orchestra he participated in tours in Italy and Switzerland and played under the guidance of excellent conductors such as Giuseppe Sinopoli, Jeffrey Tate, J.de Burgos, George Prètre, Yutaka Sado, Elihau Inbal, Daniel Oren.
In October 1999, he was personally chosen by Maestro Riccardo Chailly for the role of First Solo Trombone of the “G. Verdi” Symphony Orchestra of Milan, a role which he held continuously and stably for three seasons until June 2002 and which allowed us to make CD recordings for DECCA and DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHONE.
In October 2002, Gianangeli won the competition for First Trombone at the Rome Symphony Orchestra of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation, a role he held continuously and permanently until December 2004. He collaborated regularly with the Toscanini Foundation Philharmonic, with which, under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel, he participated in tours in Spain, Japan and the United States. He played, under the direction of M. Rostropovich, Yuri Temirkanov, Kurt Masur, Placido Domingo, Emanuel Krivine, and Lawrence Foster.
In March 2004 he performed as a soloist L.E. Larsson’s Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra with the Rome Symphony Orchestra, receiving wide acclaim from the public and critics. He participated in Udine, as a soloist with the “I Virtuosi di Aquileia” orchestra, in “Omaggio del Friuli a Fellini”, a concert with music by Nino Rota. In April 2007, as part of the “Gioventù Musicale” season, he performed Launy Grondahl’s concert for trombone and orchestra at the “Teatro dell’Aquila” in Fermo. He also has numerous concerts to his credit as a soloist with Wind Orchestra and recitals in duo with piano.
Since 2003 he has held the TROMBONE chair at the “Bartolomeo Barbarino” Civic School of Fabriano (AN). He held training masters for brass instruments at some historical musical institutions in the Marche region. In October 2010 he was appointed by the PERGOLESI SPONTINI FOUNDATION as CO-TEACHER for the Professional Training Course for Orchestra Professors called SIPARIO PROJECT, approved by the Marche Region with D.D.S. n.132/S06 of 09/28/2009.
In the academic year 2004/2005, he had a substitute role for the Trumpet and Trombone class at the “L.Marenzio” State Conservatory of Music in Brescia.
He has had numerous appointments as “External Commissioner” for Trumpet/Trombone exams at Conservatories of Music and AFAM institutions. He was a teacher of the Trumpet and Trombone class with an annual assignment in the academic year 2009/2010 at the “E.R.Duni” State Conservatory of Music in Matera. From 2010 to 2014 he was a trombone teacher at the “U.Giordano” State Conservatory of Music in Foggia. He was appointed member of the competition commission for the selection and assumption of the role of trombone professor at the Bari Conservatory.
He graduated in Trombone at the “G. Rossini” Conservatory of Pesaro under the guidance of Maestro Renzo Brocculi. He perfected his studies with the masters Guido Corti, Andrea Conti (Principal Trombone of the Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia), Denis Wick (former principal trombone of the London Symphony Orchestra), Michel Becquet (International Soloist), Daniel Lasalle ( Trombone teacher at the Toulouse Conservatory), as well as at the Northwestern University of Chicago under the guidance of maestros Michael Mulkay, Charlie Vernon (second trombone and bass trombone respectively of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) and Maestro Rex Martin (guest soloist and tuba of the Chicago Symphony and Boston Symphony Orchestra). In July 2007 he obtained the II Level Degree in Musical Disciplines – Trombone at the “G.B.Pergolesi” Conservatory of Music in Fermo with a score of 110/110 cum laude with honorable mention. In 1990 he was first trombone of the Italian Youth Orchestra of Fiesole with which he performed at important Italian theaters such as La Scala in Milan, the San Carlo in Naples and the Auditorium of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome.

“I have been playing Edwards since 1999. I believe Edwards trombones are the best instruments for orchestral and chamber performances and passing auditions. I love the ease of playing that my instrument gives me, which allows me to immediately express my musical ideas with the sound I want to achieve. I visited Elkhorn in 2007 and found the Edwards staff to be professional as they offered me an enormous possibility of
choice.”

Massimo Gianangeli