THE 43RD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL TRUMPET GUILD CONFERENCE
THE HYATT REGENCY • SAN ANTONIO • MAY 29 THROUGH JUNE 2, 2018
Steve Leisring is Professor of Trumpet at the University of Kansas and previously was a member of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra in Spain for 14 seasons. Since coming to KU in 2003, Leisring has performed in Europe, Australia and extensively in Asia, including as Guest Principal Trumpet of the Tokyo (Japan), Shenzhen and Tianjin (China) Symphony Orchestras, and soloist with the Chengdu and Harbin Symphonies in China. In Asia, he has taught and performed at 17 institutions of higher education in 15 cities, including 8 of the 9 official Conservatories of Music in China. In the US, Leisring has been Guest Principal of the Kansas City and Wichita Grand Opera, and has performed with the orchestras in San Diego, Milwaukee, Dallas and Charleston. His former students have been appointed to positions in the US Navy Band, the National orchestras of Spain and Latvia, as well as the Tokyo and Charleston Symphonies, and have performed with the NY Philharmonic, Minnesota Orch, SF Symphony, KC Symphony, and Sydney (AU) Symphony Orchestra among others. As a “Commercial” trumpet soloist, he has performed in the Montreux, Brienz, Vienne Jazz festivals in Europe, as well as with ensembles in Asia and the US. Professor Leisring has performed with more than 100 world class artists in his career, from Ellis Marsalis to Placido Domingo, singer Art Garfunkel to violinist Itzhak Perlman, and film composer/conductor Bill Conti to classical pianist Murray Periah. His Principal teachers include Vincent Penzarella, Leonard Candelaria, Rick Giangiulio, and Don Jacoby.