Reiche's "Abblasen" (see Painting) performed by Richard Carson Steuart in Germany in August 2017, on the prototype LA TROMBA "Clarino": without a slide or intonation holes. The instrument is pitched in "Baroque D" A = 415 Hz.
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Introducing: The new La Tromba "Clarino"

"Clarino" Trumpet
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)  Duke of Saxony and King August II of Polen-Litauen. (1670-1733). It is a hand-made "prototype" instrument (pitched without a bow in F 415 Hz.), inspired by and built after the painting of Johann Gottfried Reiche (1667-1734).

The painting above (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) It is described as a "Trompete in zirkulärer Form" (Trumpet in Cirular Form): Clarino, Jägertrompete, Tromba da caccia, Italienische Trompete. 





Welcome to La Tromba Music!

In the name of all of the fine Musical Artists, excellent Technicians and associated persons working for and with La Tromba Music Productions, I wish to personally welcome you to our website.

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.
If you have a problem or questions, be it from breathing to emboucher , trumpets and mouthpieces to study books and  performance literature (or even your own suggestion as how to make this website an especially positive experinece for you and your fellow colleagues), please feel free go to "Contact" to leave your question or even make an appoinment to see me personally in our La Tromba Studio here in Wuerzburg, Germany.

Sincerely yours,