Brass Legend, Virtuoso Soloist, World Renowned Teacher These are just a few catch phrases associated with Roger Bobo. He is in demand world wide as a teacher of all brass instruments, adjudicator at major international competitions, and as a conductor.Roger Bobo currently resides in Japan and teaches at the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo. Prior to this move to Tokyo he served as faculty at the Fiesole School of Music near Florence, Italy, at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland, and at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.
Click here to read the rest of Roger Bobo's biography.
From Roger Bobo's masterclass DVD "Tuba Profondo."
Shannon shows what happens when you think too much
what you are doing - "paralysis by analysis".
Finally, Maestro Bobo's DVD masterclass is available (click to watch the trailer). Produced in Japan, it contains some of the finest musical advice and insight for musicians, students of brass and tubists.
This may be some of the most valuable 2 1/2 hours spent in front of a screen.
Some of the works performed include:
* Strauss-Concerto #1
* Stevens-Variations in Olden Style
* Schumann-Adagio & Allegro
Roger Bobo's thoughts in producing a DVD masterclass: "Throughout my student and professional days I have been inspired and motivated by watching many masterclasses (usually on television) presented by many of the great musicians of our time. It was many years ago that I first got the idea to try to create such a masterclass of my own but was always held back by thinking, "No, I’m not ready yet". The difficult fact is that I still feel that same "Not readiness". But having now completed 7 decades on this planet, it seemed prudent to proceed with the masterclass project, ready or not, and fortunately at this time a DVD seemed the perfect medium."
Photos: Photos from Roger's time at the Annual Summer Tuba Euphonium Retreat, Shigakogen, Japan
John Stevens' MONUMENT, a new work for tuba and string orchestra commissioned by Roger in memory of Tommy Johnson, will be premiered by Gene Pokorny at the 2008 ITEC in Cincinnati, USA. More about this project
Roger is a regular monthly contributor to Pipers, Japan's most widely read magazine for brass and woodwinds.