Developed from 2015 to 2017 by Richard Carson Steuart for La Tromba Music Productions, Wuerzburg, Germany, this prototype instrument is pictured here with a "bow" for D (415 Hz) and a La Tromba "Reiche Model"- Clarino- mouthpiece. It is bound in the traditional colors of Friedrich August I "dem Starken" (August the Strong) Kurfürst of Sachsen and King August II of Polen-Litauen. (1670-1733)
The hand- made instrument pitched without a bow in Baroque F (415 Hz) was inspired by and built after the painting of Gottfried Reiche (1667-1734).
This painting (Oil on Canvas) by Elias Gottlob Haussmann (1695-1774), dates from 1726 and hangs in the Historical City-Museum of the Old City Hall in Leipzig (Inv.Nr. Me 470) "Trompete in zirkulärer Form" (Trumpet in Cirular Form): Clarino, Jägertrompete, Tromba da caccia, Italienische Trompete, Trompette d'harmonie, Tromba.
I have had the great fortune to have been teaching at University level Institutions in Russia, Canada, the USA, Asia, throughout Europe and of course in Germany for more than 40 years. The "University of Music" Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg, where I have been teaching as full tenured Lecturer for Chamber Music from Baroque to Big-Band has been my main teaching center since 1983.
Working with students in Baroque and Classical Ensembles, Chamber Orchestras, Jazz Combos, Big- Band and Modern Ensemble groups has been a very positive learning experience for me.
During this time I have been very fortunate to be able to sponsor and organise, mostly through my La Tromba Music Productions firm, several Student Competitions, many International-level Master Classes and diverse Music Courses in the amoung others, the Bavarian Music Academy in Hammelburg. These activities were often in coordination with the European Brass Academy, the European Trumpet Guild and/or the International Trumpet Guild.
I have as well been to be able to invite many fine International Performing Artists from throughout the world to lecturer and help many of my students and those of my colleagues to perform in Concerts and as well do diverse recordings both here in Germany and throughout Europe.
I am especially proud of the 2014 La Tromba Music Jazz-Trumpet Competition, since it was an important part of our new 3 day International Jazz Festival!
With 3 high-level Professional Concerts and 2 Clinics featuring truly International Stars such as the great "Sir Ack" van Rooyen (Lyrical- Flügelhorn) from Den Haag, Holland and the young "Shooting Star" Benny Brown (Big-Band "Lead" and Modern-Jazz Trumpet) from Edinburgh, Scottland/Hamburg, Germany, this Festival was a huge success.
It is my sincere wish to reach out into the intensively competitive "world of trumpeters" with a new and open approach and a sincerely friendly and truly collegial attitude towards our profession which is for many of us, our true passion.
In an attempt to communicate in a cooperative way, we sincerely wish to offer usefull professional advise to help you with your specific and individual trumpet- playing needs.
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