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December 5, 2005—Charles Schlueter, principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will present a master class and recital at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, respectively. Both events take place in Warner Concert Hall, and are free and open to the public. The Saturday master class begins at 12:30 p.m. and the Sunday recital begins at 1:30 p.m. Joseph I. Markoff, a 1965 graduate of Oberlin and a member of its Board of Trustees, is sponsoring Schlueter's visit to Oberlin.

Appearing with Schlueter in recital are pianist Deborah DeWolf Emery, a 1974 graduate of the Conservatory, Professor of Trombone James DeSano, and Professor of Horn Roland Pandolfi. The program features works by Honegger, Enesco, Hubeau, Poulenc, Turrin, and Hindemith. For more information, please call the Conservatory's 24-hour Concert Hotline at 440-775-693.

Schlueter has been principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players since 1981. Prior to his appointment in Boston, he held the position of principal trumpet in the Minnesota Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony, and the Kansas City Philharmonic. He was associate principal trumpet in the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell.

Throughout his long and distinguished career, Schlueter has received numerous awards and accolades. He has appeared as soloist both in recital and with orchestras in France, Brazil, and Japan, as well as in the United States. He has appeared as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Seiji Ozawa and with the Minnesota Orchestra under conductors Neville Marriner, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, and Kazuyoshi Akiyama. In Japan he has appeared as soloist with the Kyushu Symphony in Fukuoka under Ken-Ichiro Kobayashi, and, with conductor Naohiro Totsuka, he has performed with both the Tokyo City Philharmonic and the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. He has also been soloist with the Kyushu and Hiroshima Symphonies with Kazuyoshi Akiyama conducting.

Schlueter can be heard on most Boston Symphony recordings made since his appointment in 1981. In 1994 he began making solo recordings. The first, Bravura Trumpet, was originally recorded for VOX and has been recently reissued by the Charles Schlueter Foundation; it is available from the foundation. Three other recordings have been subsequently released on the Kleos Classics label: Virtuoso Trumpet (2001), Trumpet Concertos (2002), and Trumpet Works (2003).

He recently performed, along with other members of the Boston Symphony, on the soundtrack for the film version of Dennis Lehane's best-selling book Mystic River. He can be heard as well on the soundtrack of the Irish historical epic Michael Collins.

In addition to holding positions on the faculties of the New England Conservatory and the Tanglewood Music Center, Schlueter is also in demand as a teacher abroad and has held master classes in Europe, Canada, Japan, and South America. Since the 1980s he has been a regular visitor to Brazil for both master classes and recitals, and has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Joao Pessoa, Sao Luis, Recife, Sao Paulo, Campinas, Salvador, Vitoria, and Rio de Janeiro. He has taught at the University of Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Belo Horizonte, Salvador, Vitoria, and Campinas. In 1988 he helped create the Northeastern Brazil Brass Master Classes in Joao Pessoa, a series that was subsequently expanded to include the areas of Sao Luis, Recife, and Belem. Since 1995 Schlueter has been visiting professor at the University of Sakuyo, in Kurashiki, Japan, where, in addition to teaching, he has given recitals with pianist Yasuo Watanabe and has appeared as soloist with the University'sWind Ensemble.

Schlueter is a 1962 graduate of the Juilliard School, where he studied with William Vacchiano, then principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic.

For more information about the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, please visit the Conservatory's web site.


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