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Charlie Schlueter

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Here is Mr. Schlueter playing the Allegro movement of Johann Baptist Neruda’s Concerto in E flat Major  performed  in Japan with the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama.  This beautiful music, recorded by Edward Marshall,  is from the Charles Schlueter “Trumpet Concertos” CD available by email inquiry.

Charles Schlueter grew up in Du Quoin, Illinois and began playing the trumpet at the age of ten.  He studied with Charles Archibald, Donald Lemasters, Melvin Siener, and Edward Brauer before attending the Juilliard School where his mentor was William Vacchiano, then principal tumpet of the New York Philharmonic.

Mr. Schlueter has enjoyed an orchestral career stretching over 45 years, culminating in his appointment a principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, a position he held for 25 years and from which he retired in 2006.  Prior to joining the Boston Symphony, he held the principal trumpet positions in the Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, and Kansas City Philharmonic, and was associate principal in the Cleveland Orchestra.

Throughout his career Mr. Schlueter has appeared as soloist both in recital and with orchestras in France, Brazil, Japan, as well as throughout the United States.

The Charles Schlueter Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization, was founded in 2001 to encourage communication among brass players and to advance the level of performance, teaching, and literature associated with brass instruments.

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Please Note…………...Mr. Schlueter can be heard on most Boston Symphony recordings made during his 1981-2006 tenure. In 1994 he began making solo recordings. The first, “Bravura Trumpet” was originally recorded for VOX and has recently been re-issued by and is available from the Charles Schlueter Foundation. Three other CDs were subsequently released on the Kleos Classics label: “Virtuoso Trumpet” (2001), "Trumpet Concertos" (2002), and “Trumpet Works” (2003).  Most recently, “Songs From the Heart” (2008) and features newly-recorded pieces for solo trumpet which Mr. Schlueter has performed over the course of his career, some as long 50 years ago and several of which were originally performed in the context of solo competitions.