It is with great pleasure that we announce the exceptionally dazzling Drepanon Brass as part of the Feel the Magic 2022 offering!

‘Brass and Percussion Ensemble Studies’ is a specific discipline carried out within the Conservatorio Statale di Musica – Antonio Scontrino in Trapani (Sicily). From this purely didactic activity, the Drepanon Brass ensemble was born, with the specific purpose of higher artistic training and a flourishing concert activity. The ensemble is based in Trapani and has performed in the various municipalities of the Trapani province and beyond, spreading the sheer beauty of brass music, ranging from original compositions for this formation, to virtuosic arrangements from the Renaissance and Baroque periods to film music and pop. This is also the first time that Drepanon Brass are performing in Malta and Gozo.

The ensemble is directed by Marco Primo Sala, a Tuba graduate of the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Turin. Maestro Sala has also furthered his studies at the Superior Conservatory of Music in Geneva (Switzerland). Along the years he has collaborated with the following orchestras: the RAI Symphonic Orchestra of Turin, the Rome Opera House, the Arena di Verona, the Turin Philharmonic, the San Carlo Theater (Naples), La Fenice (Venice), the Bellini Theater (Catania), Teatro Regio (Turin), Teatro Comunale (Florence), and Teatro Massimo (Palermo). He has also taught at the Conservatorio di Verona, the Institut Regional de Musique (Aosta), the Conservatorio di Palermo and currently the Conservatorio di Trapani (from 2000 to today).


Feel the Magic of Drepanon Brass will be held on Saturday 24 September at the Villa Rundle at 20.00hrs. Entrance is free but patrons are advised to book their tickets on the Eventbrite platform as seating is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment for this exceptional concert by clicking on:


Feel the Magic of Drepanon Brass is generously sponsored by Arts Council Malta, the Ministry for Gozo, La Stella Philharmonic Society, the Baron Group of Companies and Michael Grech Financial.








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