On behalf of all of the musicians, technicians and associated persons working with La Tromba Music Productions I wish to welcome you to our website!
La Tromba Music Productions is the natural consequence of my life-time of "music making" which, since my first lessons on the "cornet" in January of 1965 has been filled with a sincere love and dedication to music and most especially to music for and with the Trumpet.
In 1970, while still living and attending High School in my home city of Regina, Saskatchewan Canada I was privileged to be appointed to a position with the Regina Symphony Orchestra and both the Regina Conservatory of Music and the University of Saskatchewan accepting a Trumpet and Brass Ensemble teaching assignment as the first-assistant to Prof. Dr. Mel Carey, then Head of the Brass Department of the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus. My earliest interests in both teaching and performing, especially with Chamber Ensembles were quickly developed at that time and have continued to this day.
Parallel to my later performance activities as both orchestral Solo-Trumpeter (in the Canadian Chamber Orchestra in Canada (1976/77) and both the German Opera, Düsseldorf (1978/79) and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra (1979/83) in Germany, I have taught in various private and public institutions and given International Masterclasses through out the world, including the USA and Russia. My present full-time tenured teaching position in Würzburg, Germany began in the fall of 1983 at the Herman Zilcher Conservatory of Music and in 2001 it was transfered to the HfM.
Soon after my arrival in Europe in the Fall of 1978 I have had the great fortune to have been associated with and/or asked to be a founding member and in specisic cases even "artistic leader" of several fine European Chamber Music ensembles. These have included the German Brass Ensemble (1979-1987), the Munich Brass Ensemble (since 1983), the European Baroque Ensemble (since 1987), the German Chamber Soloists- Chamber Orchestra (since 1991) and an ensemble that grew directly out my teaching work at the Würzburg Music Conservatory: The Prince Bishop of Würzburg's Wind Ensemble ("Fürstbischöfliches Bläserensemble zu Würzburg") (since 1999).
In 2003 I was honored to be elected President of the European Trumpet Guilde. It is through these and various other professional engagements, including those with Symphonic Concert Bands, Show -Bands, Rock Bands, Big-Bands and Jazz Combos, that I have been able to gain a truly wide-range of professional ensemble performance experience. Further engagements as a soloist in recordings of Classical and Rock Opera, Symphonic Film Music as well as numerous international tours with well known musicians from the Jazz, Rock and Symphonic idioms combined with my Research and Development cooperations with internationally known instrument manufacturers in Europe, Japan and the USA has enabled me to ultimately bring to La Tromba Music Productions and consequentially to you, a broad range of goods and services pertaining specifically to the Trumpet and it's varied performance venues.
In the section "La Tromba Musici" on this web-site you may find more complete information regarding our various musical constellations: artistic groupings ranging from the Baroque (on both Period and Modern Instruments) through the Classic, Romantic and "Classical"- Modern through to Modern Jazz and Popular Music epoches. Here you find musicians who perform in a range of groupings: Duos, Trios, Quartets and Quintets, Mixed Instrumental Chamber Ensembles, small and large Brass Ensembles, a full 18 person Jazz Big- Band and lastly a 25 member Classical Chamber Orchestra!
Many of our La Tromba Music constellations can be heard regularily on various international radio and television productions throughout Europe as well as on our own La Tromba Produced CDs, also available through this web-site.
We take special pride in our newest La Tromba produced CD:
Music for Trumpet and Guitar - "Richard Carson Steuart and Friends" which offeres a broad spectrum collection of recordings in the Trumpet and Guitar genre produced here in Europe beginning as far back as 1987. This CD was exclusively released through the International Trumpet Guild in March 2010. For more informtion, please visit: http://www.trumpetguild.org/products/recordings/index.htm
Selected La Tromba Music Ensembles and Artists are available for direct Concert Bookings as well as for Master-Classes and Workshops by contacting La Tromba Music at:
"Hof NeuLobenburg", Hofstrasse 10, 97070 Würzburg, Germany.
Telephone/Fax: ++49 (0) 931 35 36 574.
In the sections Methodology & European Brass Academy we wish to inform you about both past, current and developing teaching methods as well as give you information about our own "EBA" (European Brass Academy) Master-Classes and Workshops. These include the biographies of our internationally acclaimed Guest-Professors (past, present and future), all of whom are both successful performers and teachers of not only of the trumpet but all of the respective instruments (both the Historical and Modern) of the brass family.
Each of our EBA Professor/Lecturers are truly Masters in their own right, not only in the Classical Music idiom but in a the various kinds of Music from Baroque to Brass Band, Blues to Big- Band, Opera and Symphony to Contemporary Modern Jazz and Pop as well as the most recent and developing musical idioms.
Information regarding our research and development of "Hand Made" La Tromba Professional-Model trumpets, cornets and flugelhorns as well as our La Tromba Student-Model trumpets, cornets and fluegelhorns can be found under the heading: Trumpets, Research and Development.
On our Mouthpieces, Research and Development section you may find information regarding our continually developing mouthpiece assortment, all produced in Germany on state of the art CNC computer controlled lathes!!!
These include a wide range of models made for the Baroque/Natural Trumpet, over the Classical Trumpet (for "Period Instruments" from the late 18th to mid 19th Century) , the Romantic Cornet and Low Eb/E/ F Trumpet (for "Period Instruments" from mid-19th up to the early 20th century) through to standard mouthpieces for all models of Modern Piston- Valve Trumpets, Cornets and Flugelhorns built (specifically) for those of the French, English, Asiatic (Japanese/ Chinese) and American (both North and South) designs, respectively.
We also have developed three models for the Romantic and Modern Rotary-Valve (traditional German/Austrian/Czech) Trumpets (as our R, RA and RG models) and a special model specifically for the Rotary-Valve Flugelhorns of traditional Austrian, German and Czech design.
Our various High Register Classical Piccolo-Trumpet, Big-Band and special HJ ("High-Jazz") Lead-Trumpet models may be of interest to "specialist" and performers of both the high Classical and JAZZ persuasions.
Our newly initaited section of La Tromba Printed Music and both re-mastered and all new La Tromba Produced Solo Trumpet and Ensemble CDs , are to be found under: CDs and Music.
We sincerely hope you enjoy our website!
Please feel free to write if you have any questions!
Richard Carson Steuart
La Tromba Music Productions,