Wednesday, 25 January 2017 22:06

Carl Kleinsteuber

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Carl Kleinsteuber grew up in Denton, Texas;  the son of the NTSU Professor of harp.  He earned his Bachelor of Music degree from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas) and his Masters of Music from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City.  While in New York, Carl became an active free-lance musician, performing and recording with ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and the Canadian Brass under conductors such as Bernstein, Mehta, Levine, and Ozawa.  In 1984, Carl won the prestigious Concert Artists Guild competition and was awarded (and performed) a debut recital in Carnegie Hall. 

From 1989 ‘til 2014, Carl lived and worked in the Netherlands, where he won the position of solo tubist in the Hague Philharmonic.  While residing in Europe, he performed with the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and many other ensembles.

In addition to his activities in classical music, Carl is also active in the jazz scene, having performed and recorded with groups such as the Lionel Hampton band, Quincy Jones ‘house band’ at Montreux, the Bob Belden Ensemble, Charlie Persip’s ‘Superband’, and Howard Johnson’s “Gravity”.  He also won the first International Tuba-Euphonium Association’s Jazz Competition in 1983.

Since his return from Europe to the United States in 2014, Carl has been working towards a Doctorate in performance at the University of North Texas, and is currently the doctoral teaching fellow for the tuba department.  In addition to teaching privately, he has also performed with the Dallas Winds, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, the DFW Brass and the Mockingbird Brass.

One of Carl’s hobbies is designing, building & modifying brass instruments.  He regularly plays instruments of his own construction.

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