Das "Fürstbischofliches Bläserconsortium zu Würzburg" (Prince Bishop of Wuerzburg's Windensemble) wurde 1999 von Richard Carson Steuart unter der Schirmherrschaft von Paul Graf von Schönborn-Wiesentheid gegründet.
Mitglieder dieses Ensembles sind in erster Linie aus seinen ehemaligen "Meisterklassen" und "Konzertpodien" / Studenten Klassen aus dem früheren "Städtisches Konservatorium" und der "Hochschule für Musik Würzburg". Aber auch die Studenten, die seit 2001 dazu gekommen sind aus den nun vereinten Institutionen, die sich aktuell auf internationaler Ebene: "Bavarian State Univeristy of Music, Wuerzburg" bezeichnen. Das bis zu 21 Personen starke FBC Ensemble, ist je nach Konzertrepertoire unterschiedlich groß und besteht aus bis zu 8 modernen Trompeten, einschließlich den sogenannten Alt- und Bass-Trompeten, in tief F und B (auch mit Verdoppelung auf Natur- / Barocktrompeten), 1 Altposaune, 3 Tenorposaunen, eine Bassposaune, bis zu 3 Hörner, eine Tenortuba, eine Basstuba, eine Kontrabasstuba, Schlagzeug, Pauken und Orgel. Seit ihrer Gründung im Jahr 1999 konzertiert das Ensemble regelmäßig, sowohl in Würzburg als auch im Großraum Franken und hat mehrere Radioaufnahmen u.a. beim BR-Nürnberg bereits eingespielt. Durch internationalen Beziehungen Steuarts,nahm und nimmt weiterhin das Ensemble auch an internationalen Musikfestivals, darunter 3 Konzertreisen nach Italien, mit zusätzlichen Live-Radio-Konzerten, in Österreich und Slowenien. Zu Ehren des 250. "Jahre Todestag" von G.F. Händels gab Steuart, der in Freiburg im Breisgau lebende Musikhistoriker und Komponist Helmut M. Timpelan den Auftrag des gesamten G.F. Händels "Royal Fireworksmusic" für das FBC Ensemble zu schreiben.
Das Werk ist im Herbst 1999 "Live" aufgeführt und aufgenommen. All dies geschah genau hier in der Residenz Hof-Kapelle zu Würzburg. Dieses speziell für das "Fürstbischof von Würzburgs Windensemble" geschriebene Werk ist als Teil der "Special Jubiläums" Edition CD.
Richard Carson Steuart is an internationally renowned and acclaimed Canadian Music Composer, Producer, Trumpet Soloist, and University Lecturer born in 1956 and raised in Saskatchewan. He is the winner of the world"s most prestigious National and International Classical Solo Trumpet competitions and based in Europe since 1978, has been touring and lecturing for over four decades world-wide.
He will be performing three benefit concerts with organ accompaniment and lecturing in at least two Universities in Canada in September of this year.His three Concerts, together with the Concert Organist Dr. Klaus Linsenmeyer of Germany, will include music from "Bach to Bernsteinâ?, and will take place in:
Saskatoon (September 16th at Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 7:30pm: BENEFICIARY is "EGADZâ?)
Weyburn (September 17th at Grace United Church, 4:00pm: BENEFICIARY is "The Family Placeâ?), and,
Regina (September 18th at Westminster United Church, 7:30pm: BENEFICIARY is "Regina Open Door Societyâ?)
Tickets will be available at Picatic.com online, and at the door (starting an hour before the concert times above), and will cost between $15 and $40, with each ticket-holder receiving a CD compilation of Mr. Steuart"s recorded works covering a wide variety of genresâ?¦ a "50th Musical Anniversary Tour - Benefit Concert CDâ?.
Born on January 31st, 1956 in Weyburn, Richard moved with his family to Regina in 1960. His first musical instruction began on his 9th birthday under the tutelage of his father, Kenneth Leslie Steuart, a SaskTel Telecommunications Engineer and a serious brass-playing hobby musician. He performed his first public concert as Cornet Soloist in Rosemont United Church in Regina, in 1966 together with Ms. Edith Chisholm and this after only one year of any kind of musical studies.
At age 11, Richard undertook his first "Jazzâ? tour as featured "juniorâ? Trumpet Soloist.This was as a part of the 1967 Canadian National Centenary Concert Festivities. He was accompanied by a professional Big Band led by his first teacher, Dr. John Harding. Richard was a repeated Class A-Open First Prize winner in the Regina and Saskatchewan Music festivals and was as well the Junior First Prize Winner (at age 11) of the Canadian National Music Festival in 1967. Intensely involved in various musical groups in Regina and throughout Saskatchewan from the very beginning, he performed with the Salvation Army Brass, the Regina Police Boys and the Saskatchewan Youth Bands, the Regina Inter- Collegiate and Saskatchewan Youth Orchestras and the University of Saskatchewan Brass Quintet, Symphonic Concert and Jazz Big Bands.
Richard became a member of the Regina Symphony Orchestra 1969 at age 13, advancing to the Solo Trumpet position in the 1971/72 season. In 1970, at the age of 14, he accepted his first Trumpet Teaching- Assistantship under Dr. Mel Carey at the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus. Having previously studied Saxophone, Clarinet, Oboe and Piano at the Regina Conservatory, he found time to teach beginner Clarinet and Saxophone for the Regina City School District. From 1970 to 1975, he was Solo Trumpeter of the National Youth Chamber and Symphony Orchestras of Canada performing on extended Summer Concert tours in among other major Canadian cities: Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa Quebec and Montreal. He and was also a featured Soloist with that orchestra.
In 1976, at age 20 and already CBC Radio Soloist and Solo-trumpeter of the Canadian Chamber Orchestra , he won both the First Prize at the Canadian National Music Festival in Toronto and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio and Television Classical Solo-Instrumental Competition - the "CBC Talent Festivalâ? and this for all Wind Instruments. Immediately there after he was accepted into the famous Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, USA. There he received a full 4 year Scholarship. He was as well awarded the first of three consecutive international Study Grants (1976-1978) from the Arts Council of Canada, with which he subsequently studied in Chicago and New York with the foremost members of the Symphony and Opera Orchestras of those major American cultural centres.
Travelling to Europe in the summer of 1978 as Solo Trumpet of the World Youth Orchestra, he completed his studies in London and then Munich and accepted on November the Solo Trumpeter position in the German Opera in Düsseldorf.
In February of 1979 he took the position as Solo Trumpeter of the world touring, "Bamberg Symphonikerâ?. He is the co-founder of among several other high profile ensembles such as the German Brass Ensemble (1979), the Munich Brass (1983) the European Baroque (1989) and the "Prince Bishop"s Wind Ensembleâ? (1999). He competed for and won both the German- ARD (1980) and Swiss- SRT (1981) International Radio and Television Competitions for the Trumpet as Solo Instrument.
His musical accomplishments were officially honoured by the Bavarian State Ministry of Culture when they created a special position for him in 1983 at the Music Conservatory / State University of Music in Wuerzburg, Northern Bavaria where he continues to teach both Historical and Modern Trumpet and Chamber Music today. Performing thousands of live concerts, producing over 20 Solo and Ensemble CDs from Baroque over Classic, Romantic and Modern 20th Century Classical Music to Modern Jazz for his own CD La Tromba Music Productions firm, as well as recording with various top musical constellations as both an Opera and Symphonic Solo-Trumpeter, Solo Concert Soloist, Chamber Ensemble and Soloist-Leader from Barouqe to Pop and even Hollywood Film Music, Mr. Steuart"s Classical Music experience is Broad Spektrum and extensive.
As featured Recording-Artist for the CBC, WDR, BR, SDR, ARD, SRT Radio and Television stations as well for the RCA, BMG, EMI, MMO and Konstantin and Koch- International CD and Film production companies and through touring with groups ranging from English and German Pop and Rock to Brass and Symphonic Concert Bands, diverse Jazz and Modern-Fusion Orchestras as well as international Historical Music Ensembles, yes even for major European and Hollywood Films his musical knowledge and understanding has developed quite naturally in a very broad spectrum.Richard Carson Steuart"s teaching as Guest Professor in major conservatories and universities and his Concert touring in Germany, Russia, the United States, Canada, China, Japan and throughout Europe, has contributed to the high acclaim he receives from his general public and his peers alike, and this as not only one of the foremost Trumpeters of his generation, but also as one of the world's most experienced, versatile and knowledgeable trumpet performers and teachers today. Klaus Linsenmeyer (Organ) The German Concert Organist Klaus Linsenmeyer has been the General Music Director of the "Hauger-Stifts-Kirche" in Wuerzburg since 1971.
He studied organ from 1959 to1963 with the famous Johann Sebastian Bach specialist Prof. Karl Richter at the Musikhochschule (University of Music) in Munich, during which time he was engaged as organist at the both the Zwölf-Apostelkirche and the Bürgersaalkirche in Munich. For more than 40 years, he was Director of Musical Studies at the Friedrich-Koenig-Gymnasium in Wuerzburg, at which time he was also engaged as organ teacher at both the Hermann-Zilcher-Konservatorium and the Musikhochschule (University of Music) in Wuerzburg.
Over the past 60 years of his musical career Klaus Linsenmeyer has performed as Soloist in over 100 Radio recordings and CD productions for among others, the Bavarian State Radio in Munich, and toured Canada (Vancouver, Victoria), USA, Brazil, Portugal, Israel, Spain, Czech Republic, Poland, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Egypt, Lithuania, Korea, as well as many of the largest cities of Russia, including Volgograd, St. Petersburg and Moscow.
In 1996 he was awarded his Doctorate of Musical Philosophy from the Julius Echter University in Würzburg, successfully defending his dissertation concerning the iconic German pianist, composer and teacher Wilhelm Kempff. In November 2015 Dr. Linsenmeyer was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande (German National Medal of Honour) from the German President personally, paying due tribute and respect for Dr. Linsenmeyer"s lifes work as both a teacher and musical artist in the German Republic.
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Richard Carson Steuart and Daniel Bolshoy of Montreal will be performing for the first time together on June 4th, 2008 in a Duo Recital at the Banff Centre of the Arts Alberta, Canada as a part of the International Trumpet Guild's 2008 Conference.
Richard Carson Steuart has performed as soloist at the last combined ETG / ITG conference held at the Royal Nothern College of Music in Manchester England in 2002. There he perfomed an original virtuoso Solo work with Symphonic Concert Band accompaniment which was written for him by the modern English Composer/Trumpeter Peter Lawrence and aswell a bavoura show piece as an encore written by the famous Mexican/American Trumpet Legend, Rafeal M?©ndez. This coming appearance marks the fifth time Mr. Steuart has performed for the International Trumpet Guild community since 2000. He has performed twice before at the European Trumpet Guild Conference (a former "sister-organisation" of the ITG) in Bad Säckingen, Germany (both of which were organised by the then president of the ETG Dr. Edward H. Tarr).Richard Carson Steuart himself hosted the last ETG Conference at the Julius Echter University in Würzburg, Germany in 2003 at which time he too was elected to a term as President of the ETG.