The new wind music fair “BRAWO” in Stuttgart starts with a varied workshop and advanced training programme. For the first time, Messe Stuttgart will be the meeting place for everyone who cares about wind music. On 7 and 8 March 2020, the new event concept will combine an exhibition, concerts and an active participatory supporting programme under one roof. It may become also times somewhat louder: Common making of music stands with the BRAWO completely clearly in the foreground. We offer wind music in all its facets a platform that it deserves,” says Guido von Vacano, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Stuttgart.

At the heart of BRAWO is an extensive workshop and training programme that invites both active participation and quiet listening. Under the name “BRAWO Academy”, events will take place on both days of the trade fair, ranging from competitions and competitions to conducting and instrumental courses and community concerts, covering all skill classes and forms of wind music playing. The BRAWO academy is organized by the blowing music federation Baden-Wuerttemberg, which could win numerous hochkar?tige lecturers for the program. “At BRAWO, visitors can get up close and personal with the stars of the scene,” reports Vacano.

On Saturday, for example, the participants can learn and make music from and with the professionals of the army music corps Ulm during a project day. The highlight of the day will be a final concert together. Also on Sunday opportunity is offered for making music with industry giants such as Wilfried Rösch, who is well-known as lecturer as well as founder and leader of one of the most successful blowing orchestras of Germany Wilfried Rösch and its Bohemian friends . For the BRAWO academy he takes over the line of a Workshops to the traditional blowing music. Further possibilities for the refinement of the musical abilities offer themselves for wind players and percussionists in the master courses, in which they can catch up individual Tipps and suggestions for their play from professors of the university for performing art and music Stuttgart.

The diversity of wind music is particularly evident at BRAWO: in addition to the workshops for classical wind instruments, the Alphorn is also part of the supporting programme. There are also offers for conductors. In addition to music, the competitive side of BRAWO can also be experienced. Orchestras of all kinds and origins will demonstrate their skills before a jury of experts in scoring games. On Saturday there will be a separate competition for wind classes. 

Active participation in the BRAWO Academy requires prior registration, but even those who do not participate can benefit from the offers. “Visitors to BRAWO can participate in the courses as silent listeners and thus also benefit from the know-how of the lecturers. Registration is then not necessary. In this way, we promote exchange among musicians and offer them the opportunity to discover and learn new things. Above all, however, we would like to use this opportunity to demonstrate: Brass music is there for everyone,” says von Vacano.

The entire programme as well as the registration for the offers and further information can be found at www.messe-stuttgart.de/brawo/akademie .