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Day 1

9 July

elementary school of Merza

mnozil brass concert


The members are an elite group assembled at the request of the well-known trumpet player Reinhold Friedrich. The two trumpet players and trombone player travel the world as solo players, the horn and tuba players are principal players in prestigious European orchestras. The program will range from magnificent sounds of Baroque music to works by modern composers, and even a Beatles medley. Hearing these members perform Arnold’s “Brass Quintet,” the gold standard of brass quintets, is truly blessed. Please don’t miss this opportunity!

Reinhold Friedrich (Trumpet/Principal, Lucerne Festival Orchestra) Jeroen Berwaerts (Trumpet/Former Principal, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)Lasse Mauritzen (Horn/Principal, Danish National Symphony Orchestra) Ian Bousfield (Trombone/Former London Symphony Orchestra/Former Principal, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) Thomas Roisland (Tuba/Principal, Danish National Symphony Orchestra)

Day 2

10 July

elementary school of merza

Miroslav Petkov Project & Bodurov Trio


Caxade was born as an audiovisual project through the publication of the video creations “Dança dos Moscas”, “Gente Pota” and “Mr. Xorda” with Javier Antelo Seoane, Iria Pinheiro and Tania Ameneiro. In 2013 they published “A dança das moscas” with Manu Paino (trumpet and carillon), Manu Espinho (euphonium), Xosé Tunhas (drums) and Alonso Caxade himself (voice and accordion). They were nominated for the Mestre Mateo Awards, was considered Best Artist 2013 at the XIII Opinion Awards and won the Young Music Competition. In December 2015 he participated in the Suns Europe festival in Udine representing Galicia with the song “Gente Pota”. In 2016 he received the Martín Códax Music Award in the folk music category, and in 2019 they received the María Casares Award for best original music for Casa O’ Rei, by Ibuprofeno Teatro.

abraham cupeiro pangea concierto

Funky Style Brass

For 17 years, the Funky Style Brass (FSB for short) has been touring the French and international stages. This group with festive compositions and crazy musicians has acquired a solid reputation over the years, especially in the south of France.

At the dawn of its majority, the group has lost none of its communicative madness which leaves no public indifferent!

Day 3

11 July

Merza´s Elementary School

balkan paradise orchestra concert


The Galaico Brass Festival and Adam Rapa cross paths in 2022, the year in which the virtuoso soloist visits Merza to take part in the second edition of the festival. From that moment a common idea was born to take this collaboration a step further and thought about how to combine the music and style of Adam Rapa with the good work of the Merza musicians, the result being the Galaico Big Band that will accompany Adam Rapa in a 90-minute show that fuses classical, jazz and Latin jazz with some of the most groundbreaking proposals of the moment.

Day 4

12 july

elementary school of Merza

Balkan Paradise Orchestra bpo concert


BONE-AFIDE is an international chamber ensemble made up of some of Europe’s leading young Trombonists. The group strives to showcase the versatility of the Trombone, performing works from all genres and periods with the aim of defying stereotypes surrounding the instrument.

In 2020, the quartet became joint winners of the International Trombone Association Quartet competition. Later in the same year, they became a recipient of the prestigious Tunnell Trust Award, which will see the group perform a number of concerts throughout Scotland in 2022. After more successful auditions, BONE-AFIDE are thrilled to have won the Royal Philharmonic Society Philip Jones Prize and are Recital Series artists of the Countess of Munster Trust. The group launched their first album, ‘Christmas with Bone-afide’ in November 2021, and have recently released their second album, ‘Folk-bone’, with World of Sound.

The members of BONE-AFIDE are Robert Moseley, Angus Butt, Isobel Daws, and Merin Rhyd. BONE-AFIDE are proudly sponsored by Getzen Instruments and Greg Black Mouthpieces Ltd.

Balkan Paradise Orchestra bpo concert

Rebelión Trío

Adam Rapa is a dynamic performer, composer, producer and educator widely known for the mastery, versatility & excitement he brings to stages, studios and classrooms around the world.

Adam Rapa was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He began studying the trumpet at 11 years old, playing professionally at age 13 and was playing lead trumpet in many of the big bands at Berklee College of Music by age 16. By the age of 18, with an already thriving freelance career, he’d had appeared in many Jazz festivals around the country and played at every major Jazz club in Boston and many in New York, including the Blue Note.

Day 5

13 July

elementary school of merza

artista del gremio concierto

Galaico Brass Ensemble

Galaico Brass Ensemble is made up of several musicians belonging to the almost bicentennial Banda Artística de Merza and, on the other hand, teachers and collaborators of the Galaico Brass Festival. The intention of the Galaico Brass Esemble will be to offer a concert in which the tenured professors of the course actively participate both as soloists, playing different pieces from the extensive repertoire for brass, or as composers, thus culminating a week of unique experiences.

Day 6

14 july

elementary school of merza

Miroslav Petkov Project & Bodurov Trio


Founded in 1828, the Banda Artística de Merza is the oldest popular music group in Galicia. The first musical director of whom there is a record is Anselmo González. From 1930 to 1939 the band was divided in two groups, the “Banda Vella” and the “Banda Nova”.The Merza Artistic Band has performed all over Galicia and in Asturias, Cantabria, Valencia, Catalonia, Venezuela, Argentina, Portugal, Italy and Holland, where in 2009 they became the first Galician band to take part in the WMC in Kerkrade.

Nowadays, the Banda Artística de Merza has many national and international awards, and more than 100 musicians, many of then profesional musicians. It is considered to be one of the best and most atractive wind bands of the Galician Region. Since February 2020, the Banda Artística de Merza has been conducted by Mateo Gómez Naval.

As soloist, we will listen Noémi Makkos (Trumpet player at Staatskapelle Berlin), Vikentios Gionanidis (Tubist at Deutsche Oper Berlin), Jannicke Eide (Euphonium International Soloist) and Carlos Jiménez (Principal Trombone at New York City Ballet Orchestra).