Brass legend, virtuoso soloist, and world-renowned teacher, Roger Bobo, hosts a masterclass for brass students. He is in demand worldwide as a teacher of all brass instruments, adjudicator at major international competitions, and a conductor.
Roger Bobo currently resides in Oaxaca, Mexico. Prior to this move to Mexico, he served as faculty at the Musashino Academy of Music in Tokyo, the Fiesole School of Music near Florence, Italy, at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, the HKB Hochschule der Künste Bern in Bern, Switzerland and at the Rotterdams Konservatorium in The Netherlands.
Orchestras around the world have seen Roger Bobo as soloist, conductor, and coach for brass sections preparing major symphonic repertoire. His students currently occupy positions in major symphony orchestras and universities throughout the world, and several have gone on to develop successful solo careers of their own. A few of his many successful students include Marco Peirobon (trumpet), Luca Benucci (horn), Christian Lindberg, David Bruchez (trombone), Ben Van Dijk, Jeff Reynolds (bass trombone), Misa Mead (euphonium), and several tubists including, Anne Jelle Viser, Alessandro Fossi, Carol Jantsch, Gene Pokorny, Gianluca Grosso, Jim Self, Kiyoshi Sato, Mario Barsotti, Øystein Baadsvik, Roland Szentpali, Scott Sutherland, Sergio Carolino, Steven Rosse, and Velvet Brown.
As a conductor, Roger Bobo has a strong background playing for and studying the rehearsal and conducting techniques of the greatest conductors in the world. During his twenty-five years with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he had close associations with Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, and Andre Previn, not to mention the many world-class guest conductors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A list of orchestras that have seen Roger Bobo as soloist, conductor, or teacher would fill volumes. His career has covered as many continents as it has decades.
This event is made possible by the David and Irmgard Dobrow Fund. Classical music was a passion of the Dobrows, who established a generous endowment at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music to make programs like this possible. We are proud to celebrate this program as part of the 2021 - 22 Dobrow Series.