Rosario Macaluso was born in Genk on March 7, 1956.
He began his musical studies in 1970 with the Salesian
Band (Don Bosco) in Liège, Director Hubert Beckers, and then at the Royal Conservatory of Music in
Liège in 1971, with Peter Cox as his teacher.
In 1978, he graduated with the top grade in trumpet and was awarded the gold
medal.by the government.
In 1981, he received the Royal Conservatory of Mons higher diploma in chamber
music with distinction and was again awarded the Government gold medal.
That same year, he was hired as a soloist with the orchestra of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie. He
also teaches at the Academy of Chênée.
as a teacher and the surprising effectiveness of his innovative method of
teaching the trumpet resulted in him being invited to replace Peter Cox as head
tutor at the International Summer Academy of Wallonia from1989 until its
closure in 2006, at the Mouscron Summer Academy (1990), Reggio Emilia
(Italy), the Novecento Musica
di Trento, etc..
In addition, he has performed as a soloist with organ, chamber orchestra,
brass quartet (Fiore musicali)andr brass quintet in Belgium and abroad
(Switzerland, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Great Britain Austria, the Grand
Duchy of Luxembourg,.).
He has appeared several times as soloist with the Camerata
Leodiensis under the direction of the late Hubert Schoonbroodt, to play, among other things, Bach’s 2nd
Brandenburg Concerto, and with the Soloists of Liège chamber orchestra, under
the direction of Emmanuel Koch.
He was also a professor ad interim (sight reading and transposition) at the
Royal Conservatory of Music in Liège (1990-1991)
Since 1996, he has held the position of Professor
of Trumpet at the Royal Conservatory of Liège.
He has played lead trumpet with the Ensemble of Modern Times, under the
direction of Bernard Dekaise, as well as with the
European Orchestra, under the direction of Bernard Dekaise
and Maurizi Dini Ciacci, since its creation.
Prominent among his recordings are the video recording of the 2nd Bach
Brandenburg Concerto, a compact disc as soloist with the musicians of the Orchestre National de France commissioned by Hitachi- France.l. For two years he was a mamber
of François Glorieux group, an internationally renowned pianist and
professor at the Conservatory of Ghent, with whom he toured several times as
first trumpet before recording two discs.
He is also known for his outstanding musicological research on the history of
the trumpet and brass in Liège in Belgium.
He is the author
of a study entitled "Teaching the trumpet at the Royal Conservatory of
Music in Liège since 1826", published in the Brass Bulletin (published
by BIM) and reprinted by the International Trumpet Guild of (USA).
In 2005 Rosario Macaluso was invited to Tchaikovsky
Conservatory Moscow to give a masterclass.