Boston Symphony Orchestra trombonist Stephen Lange will begin accepting students as a member of the New England Conservatory faculty in fall 2011.
A native of Dallas, Texas, Lange joined the BSO trombone section in fall 2010. Previously, he held the assistant principal trombone chair of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2010, making his solo debut with the orchestra in 2007 in Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments.
During his time in St. Louis, Lange helped found, and was a member of, The Trombones of the Saint Louis Symphony, a chamber group composed of the SLSO trombone section. The group gave masterclasses and recitals throughout the Midwest, culminating in a recently recorded compact disc 4.1.
Before joining the SLSO, Lange performed one season with the San Antonio Symphony. He has also performed with the New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Kennedy Opera House Orchestra, the Extension Ensemble, and the Colorado Music Festival.
During his studies at Juilliard, Lange performed the U.S. premiere of Ruben Seroussi’s trombone concerto Playtime with the New Juilliard Ensemble, and, as a recipient of the Frank Smith Memorial Scholarship, he performed Nino Rota’s Concerto for Trombone at the 1998 International Trombone Festival in Boulder, Colorado. Other awards include First Prize in the Lewis Van Haney International Trombone Competition at the International Trombone Festival, and, with the Extension Ensemble, first place at the 1999 Carmel Chamber Competition and the 1999 Fishoff Chamber Competition.
In addition to his studio teaching, Lange has given masterclasses and recitals throughout the country, including the Juilliard School and the Tanglewood Music Festival.
B.S., B.M., and Performer’s Certificate, Indiana University; M.M., The Juillard School. Studies with Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic: Keith Brown, Joe Dixon. Former faculty University of Texas–San Antonio, Washington University.