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February 8th, 2012
Virtuoso euphonium player to perform on campus

Steven Mead

STAFF REPORT

World-renowned virtuoso euphonium player Steven Mead will perform in San Marcos Feb. 17.

The performance will be in the recital hall of the Music Building on the Texas State University campus. Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for students and senior citizens.

Mead is Senior Tutor in Euphonium the Royal Northern College of Music, in Manchester UK and also at teaches at several specialist schools across Europe, and in Japan. He has pioneered euphonium masterclasses in Italy, Portugal, Lithuania, Slovenia, Russia and Austria and was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Northern College of Music.

A resident of Fenny Drayton in the U.K., Mead plays more than 75 solo performances a year and has been described as one of the world’s most recorded solo brass artists, with nearly 50 CDs produced since 1990. He has been a featured guest at all the major brass and wind band festivals.

In recent years Mead has played solo concerti with symphony orchestras, including: Germany (Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra) Norway (Trondheim Symphony Orchestra) , Finland (Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic), Poland (Capella Cracoviensis), USA (Minneapolis Pops Orchestra) and the Japan Chamber Orchestra.

Mead has also appeared as soloist with many of the leading military bands in the world including Band of the Garde Republicaine (Paris, France), The Central Band of the RAF (London, UK), The Italian Police Band (Rome, Italy), The Dutch Marine Band (Rotterdam,Netherlands), The US Army Band (Washington DC, USA).

Mead is an instrument consultant and clinician for Besson company and has been responsible for the development and design work for three of its most recent professional model euphoniums.

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