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Founded in 2006, our quartet has performed in France, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa and Germany, as well as in prestigious festivals such as the Geneva Brass Festival, the Stuttgart Internazional Posaune Symposium, the Freudenstadt Festival, the Novarre Conservatory’s Festival Fiati, the Lausanne Trombone Festival, the Lille Trombone Festival, the RuffanoBrass, the MASterBrass, etc.
Moya Trombones takes its name from the zulu word « uMoja » which means « soul, spirit, breath, wind », i.e. all the basic elements of our music and our group.
In 2011, the Trossingen Staatlische Hochschule für Musik unanimously awarded a Masters in chamber music to the Moya Trombones. Our repertoire covers various historical periods : early music, classical music, jazz, pop music, soundtracks and contemporary music allow us to adapt our programme to any situation, as the success of our previous shows illustrates it : « Le Tour du Monde avec Moya Trombones » (2012) or « Le Trombone dans tous ses états » (2013), Slide Trombone Dance (2014), Moya Trombones Show (2015). A new show is planned in 2020.
MOYA Trombones is part of the Vincent Bach family and continues its role of ambassador for the René Hagmann valves dedicated to trombones and developed by Servette-Music in Geneva.
Francesco D’Urso (Italy)
Francesco graduated from several conservatoires in Switzerland, Germany and Italy, and in 2008 won second prize at the Aosta International Trombone Competition and was awarded the István Kertész scholarship in 2015. Francesco D’Urso is a trombone teacher at…
…the Geneva Conservatory for the «MusicEnsemble» project (coordinated by Maestro Domingo Hindoyan and sponsored by Maestro Gustavo Dudamel) and at the Multisite School of Music (Canton Vaud, Switzerland). Since 2008, he has collaborated with the Orchestre Sinfonietta de Lausanne and has been performing regularly since 2011 as first and second trombone at the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne. Currently, he plays as principal trombone with the Geneva Chamber Orchestra under the artistic direction of Maestro Arie van Beek. He is also a member of the Moya Trombones ensemble and a partner in René Hagmann’s Free-Flow valves. In 2015, he produced – in collaboration with Difem Music Publisher – his first album entitled «Stella», dedicated to his daughter.
Maxime Chevrot (France)
Maxime begins the trombone in the Mâcon region. After some time in the CNR of Lyon, he moved to the Music High School of Geneva where he obtained a Master’s degree of orchestra in 2013 and a Master’s degree of Education in 2015. Currently, he teaches at…
…Brest’s Music School and a member of the Moya Trombones ensemble. He also played in several orchestras such as Verbier Festival Orchestra or Liverpool Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra… Maxime also plays on old instruments with Europa Galante, Le Concert Spirituel and Pygmalion.
Jean-Sébastien Scotton (France)
He started the trombone at the Annecy Conservatory in Haute- Savoie, where he received a DEM in the class of Jean-Michel Frécaut in 2002. He continued his studies first at the Rueil-Malmaison Conservatory (France) with Alain Manfrin (First Prize 2003); at the HEM of Lausanne…
…with Michel Becquet (Concert Diploma 2007) and then at the Aosta Conservatory with Vincent Lepape. He also participated in masterclasses with Christian Lindberg, Jorgen van Rijen, Toby Oft, Nitzan Arrows, Joël Vaisse… In 2008, he won the First Prize in the International Trombone Competition of Aosta. From 2008 to 2016 he regularly played with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra as first or second trombone. He also works with the Rai Orchestra in Turin, the Turin Opera, and the National Orchestra of Lorraine under the direction of prestigious conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Gianandrea Noseda, Heinz Holliger, Neeme Jarvi, Jukka-pekka Saraste, Christian Zacharias, Michel Corboz, Pinchas Steinberg, Bruno Campanella. He has played at the Enescu Festival in Bucharest and the Festival de la Roque d’Antheron. Since December 2015, he is the solo trombone at the National Orchestra of the Pays de la Loire and a member of the Moya Trombones ensemble.
Rubén Gonzalez del Camino (Spain)
Born in Pola de Siero (Spain) in 1984, Rubén Gonzalez del Camino began his musical studies at the age of 9, learning the trombone in his hometown’s music school. At the age of 14, he joined the Oviedo Conservatory (Spain), where he obtained his first bass trombone degree aged 20.
In 2005, he joined the Lyon National Conservatory of Music, studying under Frédéric Potier. He obtained his Master of bass trombone in 2010. Between 2010 and 2012 he studied the bass trombone in the same conservatory, under Daniel Lassalle. He has collaborated with major French and Europeanorchestras: l’Opéra de Paris, l’Opéra de Lyon, l’Orchestre National de Bordeaux, l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, l’Opéra de Marseille, l’Orchestre Philarmonique de Strasbourg. He has also worked with prestigious music ensembles such as Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse, Le Concert d’Astrée, Jordi Savall. Since December 2011, he has held the post of bass trombonist in the National Orchestra of Montpellier. In addition to the orchestra, he is also a member of the brass sextet Made in Brass and the Moya Trombones ensemble.
Michel Rossy – Director
Michel Rossy is a director, comedian and professor of acting. He graduated from the Geneva Ecole Supérieure d’Art Dramatique in 1977. Since 1974, he regularly performs in all the theaters of Suisse Romande. He also directed more than thirty shows in this region. He taught drama, at the Geneva Conservatory between 1996 and 2000. Since 2001, he has been teaching at a high school in Geneva.
Thanks to its four members, clownish virtuosos, the trombone is the show’s guest star. It is not the first time for Francesco D’Urso, Jean- Sébastien Scotton, Maxime Chevrot or Rubén Gonzalez del Camino to be together on stage. Since 2007, they have regularly been touring with their previous shows in Switzerland, Europe and as far as South Africa in 2010.
On stage, four trombone players in dinner jackets are ready to give a concert of classical music. Right when they want to start, their attention seems to be caught by other « musical variations ».
What ensues is a series of hilarious scenes bringing music and comedy together for the public’s entertainment.
A classical concert is about to start when the well-known melodies take over the musicians : fox-trot, symphonies, operas and other classical music hits. As in any group situation, dissent emerges and leads to situation comedy. Soon enough however, the members of the group reconcile.
The musicians mischievously play childish games during which they revisit a wide repertoire remastered for the trombone quatuor, from baroque music to that of Queen or Ram Jam, including romantic music and jazz.
They are at once singers, dancers, and comedians, the four trombonists play along the the amusement of the audience.