Oct. 24, 2011
Cancelled: Trumpeter Kleindienst will present free events as UI Ida Beam visitor
Trumpeter Uwe Kleindienst, a master of the piccolo trumpet who teaches at the Leopold Mozart Center for Music at the University of Augsburg in Germany, will present a series of free events Oct. 29 through Nov. 3 as an Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor in the University of Iowa School of Music.
--The public is invited to observe a master class at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids.
The Oct. 31 solo recital will feature Little Overture, "Moto Perpetuo" and Promenade by Philip Sparke; the Trumpet Concerto by Alexander Arutunian; Hindemith's Sonata for Trumpet und Piano; Joseph Haydn's Concerto in E minor; and "Prayer and Praise" by Eric Ewazen.
After specializing on the piccolo trumpet (with solo parts in Bach's Christmas Oratorio, B Minor Mass, and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 2) at a very early age, Kleindienst won the position of principal trumpet with the Rheinische Philharmonie in Koblenz at the age of 23. In 1989 he was appointed to the position of principal trumpet with the Bavarian State Orchestra in Munich.
He was awarded the title "Bavarian Chamber Virtuoso" by Music Director Zubin Mehta, who said, "Despite my extensive experience with international orchestras, I have rarely met such a good solo trumpeter."
Kleindienst's teaching career began in 2000 when he was appointed as a tenured professor of trumpet at the Musikhochschule Nürnberg-Augsburg. Since 2008 he has been professor of trumpet at the newly founded Leopold Mozart Center.
Kleindienst's has performed with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel, the Munich Philharmonic under Sergio Celibidache, and the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra under Lorin Maazel and Riccardo Muti, and he now performs regularly as a guest in the orchestra or as a soloist with orchestras across Europe.
The Ida Cordelia Beam Distinguished Visiting Professorships Program was established in 1978-79 based on a bequest from the late Ida Beam of Vinton, who willed her family farm to the UI Foundation. Proceeds from the farm's sale enabled the UI to establish a fund that brings top scholars in a variety of fields to campus for lectures and discussions.
The School of Music is a unit of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
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