Gille Rocha (b. 1988, Sion, Switzerland) is a Swiss composer and euphoniumist.
It was at the age of 8 that Gilles Rocha entered the music school of Concordia de Vétroz, his village society, and received his first baritone lessons with the famous Swiss composer Bertrand Moren. Very quickly, he won several cantonal and national competitions. Internationally, he has two second consecutive places in the Intermusica competition in Birkfeld, Austria (2006 and 2007). In 2009, at the Brass Band world championship in Kerkrade, he won the prize awarded to the best soloist of the competition.
In 2010, when he entered the Bern University of the Arts, Gilles changed his instrument and devoted himself exclusively to euphonium. During his studies, he worked with Thomas Rüedi, soloist of national and international fame.
In 2012, with this instrument, he won the Professional Euphonium Solo category at the International Competition of the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC) at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria. In 2013, he won a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Music at the Bern University of the Arts. In 2014, he won first prize at the International Jeju Brass Competition in South Korea. Gilles Rocha regularly performs as a soloist in Switzerland (Kultur und Kongresszentrum Lucerne, Auditorium Stravinsky Montreux) and abroad (International Convention Center Ghent in Belgium, Brucknerhaus Linz in Austria, etc.).
In 2015, Gilles Rocha obtained a Master of Arts in Music Pedagogy at the Bern University of the Arts with honors and congratulations from the jury. He is currently pursuing his musical studies as Master of Arts in Music Performance in conducting at the Bern University of the Arts with Ludwig Wicky, Rolf Schumacher, Florian Ziemen and Corsin Tuor. He follows various masterclasses with brass personalities such as Steven Mead, Jan Van der Roost, Henrie Adams and Rex Martin.
Works for Winds
- "Gilles Rocha." Besson. Web. Accessed 17 November 2018
- Werden, David. "New Baritone Horn CD: Gilles Rocha - Uther Pendragon." Euphonium-Tuba Forum. Web. Accessed 17 November 2018