Alessandro Fossi is an active italian tuba soloist and passionate brass pedagogue renowned worldwide, regularly invited as guest teacher and performer in important Festivals and Universities like Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, Royal Northern College in Manchester, Stanford University, Northwestern University, Indiana University, Conservatoire supérieur de musique de Genève, Manhattan School of Music, to name a few.
He is Tuba Professor at Conservatorio “C.Monteverdi” in Bolzano/Bozen.
He previously covered the same teaching position at Trossingen MusikHochschule in Germany, Conservatorio “F.Cilea” in Reggio Calabria, Conservatorio “A.Casella” in L’Aquila and Conservatorio “B.Maderna” in Cesena.
He has performed with many of the most important Orchestras in Italy and Europe like Teatro alla Scala Orchestra , Russian National Orchestra, Marjinski Theatre Orchestra of Saint Petersburg, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra Mozart, among others, covering the principal Tuba position with Teatro San Carlo Orchestra in Napoli and Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Roma; since 2010 he is principal guest tuba with Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra.
As a soloist, he was a prizewinner in the Markneukirchen International Competition in 2000 (World Federation of International Music Competition, Geneve) and the Lieksa International Tuba Competition in 2001.
Member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (I.T.E.A.), serves as editorial advisor for the I.T.E.A. Journal for which he writes articles and interviews; he took part to the International Tuba Euphonium Conferences since 2004 in Budapest with solo performances and master classes.
Required as jury member for orchestra tuba auditions and international solo competitions like Concorso Internazionale Città di Porcia and I.T.E.C.
Tuba Competitions. Can be heard in several recordings with Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Gomalan Brass Quintet, Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra Mozart.
In 2009 he produced his first solo recording entitled “Bel Canto”, that collects highlights from italian operas and classical masterworks. In 2017 he released his latest recording for Solo Tuba and Wind Orchestra, “ConcertiItaliani” with three new compositions written for him.
On june 2012 he was awarded the “Premio Vallesina” for the music section, under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic.