THE 44TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • MIAMI, FLORIDA • 07.09.19–07.13.19
RICHARD CARSON STEUART
Born on January 31st, 1956 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Canada, Richard Carson Steuart began his first musical instruction on his 9th birthday with his father, Kenneth Leslie Steuart. At age 10 he had already performed as Soloist on regional Televison and at 11 was a First Prize Winner at the Canadian National Classical Music Festival. He was 1. Trumpet of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada at age 14 and that year, received his first Teaching Assistantship at the University of Saskachewan in Regina. A member of the University Jazz Big Band and the Regina Symphony Orchestra, he advanced to the Solo-Trumpet positions at age 15. At age 20 he won both the National and the CBC Radio and Television Solo Instrumental Competitions in Toronto. In 1976he was also Soloist and 1. Trumpet with the Canadian Chamber Orchestra under Aaron Copland. That year he also received three consecutive Canadian National “Arts Council” Cash Awards for Private Master-Class Studies with members of the Philadelphia, Chicago, New York and Metropolitan Opera Orchestras and in the summer of 1978 he toured Europe as the Solo Trumpeter of the World Youth Orchestra. There he stayed and studied briefly with Philip Jones in London, England and in the fall of 1978 completed his studies with Rolf Quinque in Munich, Germany. In November of 1978 he accepted his first European Orchestral position as the Solo-Trumpeter of the German Opera in Düsseldorf. In February of 1979 he accepted the position of Solo trumpeter with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra.
Richard Carson Steuart is the winner of both of the world’s most respected International Classical Solo-Trumpet Competitions: the German Radio and Television Classical Trumpet Competition (Munich / 1980) and the Swiss Radio and Television Classical Solo Trumpet Competition (Geneva / 1981). In 1991 he was awarded the prestigious BMW Prize at the “Neue Musik” Biennale in Munich.
Over his more than 50 year musical career, Steuart has performed as both Soloist and as Principal trumpeter with numerous Symphonic and Opera Orchestras, as Classical and Jazz Soloist, Conductor and Chamber Ensemble Leader with diverse Ensembles from Pop to Rock and Experimental Jazz as well as for major European and Hollywood Feature Films. and has produced over 30 Ensemble and Solo CDs in co-production with both major Radio and Television Stations and Recording firms such the as the Slovenian and Bavarian State Radio and Televison; Orfeo / Munich; Koch / International; MMO-New York; as well as for his own La Tromba ® Music Productions firm. He has done Researsch and Development for major trumpet manufactures world wide since 1980 and has for over 20 years, produced his own period and modern trumpets and mouthpieces for his own
LA TROMBA label. www.latrombamusic.com. He was elected President of the European Trumpet Guild in 2003.As director of the European Brass Academy he has organised concerts and master classes throughout Europe, is co-founder of the German Brass Ensemble, founder of the Munich Brass Ensemble, the German Chamber Soloists String Orchestra, and the European Baroque Soloists.
In acknowledgment for his high artistic achievements, the Bavarian Ministry of Culture created an “Artist in Residence” teaching position specifically for him at their “Conservatory of Music” in Wuerzburg. In September 2001 he was further appointed to the Faculty of the Bavarian State University of Musical Arts in Würzburg where he contiues live to teach today.
Richard Carson Steuart is a sought after Jury Member and Guest-Lecturer in major Universities including the Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, England), the Vanderbilt University (Nashville, U.S.A.), the Gnessin Music Institute (Moscow, Russia), the Franz Liszt Conservatory (Danzig, Poland) and in both the Moussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatories (St. Petersburg, Russia). He tours and records historical music on period instruments, many of which he has personally researched and constructurally redeveloped and is as well a champion of “modern classical ” music, regularily commissioning, premiering and/or conducting numerous Solo and Ensemble works by diverse contemporary composers. This is third time that Richard Carson Steuart has performed as Featured Soloist at an International ITG Conference.