Irmtraud and Edward H. Tarr


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Edward H. Tarr

 

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Biographical Information

Trumpet Soloist, Master Teacher
(For publications, please see separate list)

STUDY

  • 1987 Universität Hamburg, Germany: Dr. phil. (Historical musicology, Prof. Dr. H. J. Marx)
  • 1959-64 Universität Basel, Switzerland (Musicology, Prof. Dr. Leo Schrade)
  • 1958-59 Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA: M. M. (History and Literature of Music,
    Prof. Dr. John F. Ohl)
  • 1953-57 Oberlin College, Oberlin OH, USA: A. B. (Music, Prof. Dr. Richard Murphy)
  • 1951-53 Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH, USA

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS (boldface: present)

  • 2000 Winter semester: Visiting teacher of trumpet and Baroque trumpet (replacing Prof. Gabriele
    Cassone), Lausanne Conservatory, Switzerland
  • 2001- Teacher of Baroque trumpet, Karlsruhe University of Music (Musikhochschule), Germany
  • 2001 Visiting professor of trumpet and Housewright Scholar, Florida State University,
    Tallahassee, USA
    " Teacher, 17th International Handel Academy, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 2000-01 Visiting trumpet teacher (replacing Prof. R. Friedrich), Karlsruhe University of Music (Musikhochschule), Germany
  • 1991 Visiting professor of trumpet, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
  • 1985-2004 Director, Bad Säckingen Trumpet Museum, Germany
  • 1985 Visiting professor of trumpet, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA
  • 1979-89 Teacher of trumpet, Karlsruhe Conservatory (Musikhochschule), Germany
  • 1979 Artist-in-residence, Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1978-88 Artistic director, annual international trumpet seminars, Bad Säckingen,
    Germany
  • 1977 Guest professor, Indiana University, USA
  • 1974 Guest professor, Musikhögskolan Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1974-2001 Teacher of trumpet, Basel Conservatory (Musikhochschule), Switzerland
  • 1973 Guest lecturer, Stanford University, USA
  • 1973-74 Teacher of brass chamber music, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik, Freiburg, Germany
  • 1972 Guest lecturer, Central Michigan University, USA
  • 1972-2001 Teacher of cornetto and Baroque brass instruments, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland
  • 1969 Principal trumpeter, Orchestra della RAI, Rome, Italy
  • 1968-70 Trumpet teacher, Rheinische Musikschule, Cologne, Germany

JURIES (Trumpet if not otherwise indicated)

  • 2005-06 Conservatoire de musique, La Chaux-de-Fonds: diploma exams trompette, musique de chambre
  • 2004 Jugend musiziert: Jury of the Regional Competition of Baden-Württemberg, Backnang, Germany
    " Vocklabrück nr. Linz: Austrian conservatory competition
    " Marl: Trumpet competition in the European Classic Festival of the Ruhr area
  • 2003 Amsterdam Conservatory: diploma exam, early music
    " Klagenfurt: national superior conservatory competition “Gradus ad Parnassum”
    " Munich: Jan Koetsier Competition
  • 2002 Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland: diploma exam, early music
  • 2001 2nd International Altenburg Competition for Baroque Trumpet, Bad Säckingen, Germany (organizer) [winner: Guy Ferber (F)]
  • 2000 Nürnberg-Augsburg Conservatory (Musikhochschule), Germany: search committee for trumpet professor
    " Conservatoire de Lausanne, Switzerland: search committee for trurpet professor
    " Jugend musiziert: Jury of the Regional Competition of Baden-Württemberg, Wehr, Germany
    " Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Lyon, France: final exams, musique ancienne
  • 1999 Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Lyon, France: final exams, musique ancienne
  • 1998 International Music Competition, Markneukirchen, Germany (chairman)
  • 1997 1st Hochrhein Trumpet Competition, Bad Säckingen, Germany (chairman)
  • 1996-7 Cologne Conservatory (Musikhochschule), Germany: search committee for trumpet professor
  • 1996 1st International Altenburg Competition for Baroque Trumpet, Bad Säckingen, Germany (organizer) [winner: Niklas Eklund (S)]
    " International Music Competition, Markneukirchen, Germany: Horn
    " Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Lyon, France: final exams, musique ancienne
    " 1st International Contest for Wind Ensembles, Kerkrade, Holland
    " Concorso Internazionale, Porcia, Italy
  • 1995 ARD Competition, Munich, Germany: Trombone
    " Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, Paris, France: search committee for trumpet professor
  • 1994 4th Ellsworth Smith Competition, Columbus OH, USA (chairman)
  • 1993 ARD Competition, Munich, Germany [winner: Wolfgang Bauer]
    " Concorso Internazionale, Porcia, Italy (chairman)
  • 1992 International Music Competition of the Prague Spring, Czechoslovakia
  • 1990 2nd Ellsworth Smith Competition, Bad Säckingen, Germany (chairman)
  • 1988 1st International "Ellsworth Smith" Competition for Trumpet Soloists (Smith Competition), Columbus OH, USA
  • 1986 ARD Competition, Munich, Germany [winner: Reinhold Friedrich]
  • 1980 International Music Competition of the German Radio Stations (ARD Competition, Munich, Germany
  • 1976 International Competition, Toulon, France

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • 1994-2003 Member, Advisory Board, European Section of the ITG (Euro-ITG)
  • 1992- Member, Board of Advisors, Historic Brass Society (HBS)
  • 1990-94 President, Euro-ITG
  • 1989-95 Member, Board of Directors, International Trumpet Guild (ITG)
  • 1977-79 Vice President, ITG

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: CONSULTATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • 1) Ewald Meinl (formerly Meinl & Lauber), Geretsried, Germany
    - Reconstruction of a Baroque trumpet by Wolf Wilhelm Haas (1681-1760) from the Bernoulli collection, Greifensee, Switzerland (now: Historisches Museum Basel)
    - Reconstruction of a Baroque trumpet by Hans Hainlein (1630) from the Musical Instrument Collection of the Munich Stadtmuseum
    - Reconstruction of a Baroque trumpet by Johann Leonhard Ehe III (1746) from the Musical Instrument Collection of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg (technical advisor: Dr. Klaus E. Rehm)
    - Reconstruction of slide trumpets (tromba da tirarsi) with Renaissance and late Baroque bells
    - Development of a high horn in B-flat/A for the performance of Baroque horn parts on modern instruments (1971) (technical advisor: Dr. Klaus E. Rehm)
  • 2) Adolf Egger & Sohn, Basel
    - Reconstruction of a keyed trumpet for the performance of the trumpet concertos by Haydn and Hummel
    - Reconstruction und further development of Baroque trumpets by Johann Leonhard Ehe II (1664-1724) and Ernst Johann Conrad Haas (1723-92)
    - Development of early Baroque and Classical natural trumpets
    - Reproduction of various Baroque mouthpieces, from the early Baroque to the Classical period
    - Development of a "Romantic" trumpet with rotary valves in low F/E, E-flat/D
  • 3) Yamaha, Hamamatsu
    - Consultation leading to the development of a piccolo trumpet in high B-flat/A, Tarr model
    - Development of a trumpet in E and E-flat

AWARDS

  • 2004 Professor, University of Music (Musikhochschule) Karlsruhe
  • 2003 Dr. mus. h. c. (Oberlin College, Oberlin OH, USA)
    Medal for Achievement (city of Rheinfelden/Baden, Germany)
  • 1997 Musikpreis 1998 (Volksbank Hochrhein-Stiftung: Waldshut, Germany)
  • 1996 Honorary Award (ITG - 25th anniversary year: New York, USA)
  • 1995 Premio Cesare Bendinelli (Accademia Filarmonica, Ottoni di Verona: Verona, Italy)
  • 1995 1st Christopher Monk Award (Historic Brass Society: New York, USA)
  • 1959 Pi Kappa Lambda (Northwestern University, Evanston IL, USA)

 
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