Steven Mead (born 1962, Bournemouth, England) is an English virtuoso euphonium soloist and teacher who has played an important role in achieving worldwide recognition of the instrument. [1 ] [2 ] He has played solo concerti with symphony orchestras, including: the [3 ] Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, Lahti Symphony Orchestra and Helsinki Philharmonic, Capella Cracoviensis, the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra and the Japan Chamber Orchestra. He has premiered works by Martin Ellerby, Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen, Vladimir Cosma, Goff Richards, John Reeman, Rolf Rudin and Philip Sparke, amongst others. Goff Richards' Pilatus, Aagaard-Nilsen's Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra, Reeman's Sonata for Euphonium and Ellerby's Euphonium Concerto were all written expressly for Mead. [4 ] [5 ] [6 ]
Selected recordings [ edit ]
Ensemble: Royal Ballet Sinfonia; Soloists: Andrew Haveron (violin), Steven Mead (euphonium),
David Owen Norris (piano); Conductor Joseph Horovitz; Label: Dutton Epoch.
Ensemble: The Lillestrøm Musikkorps; Soloist: Steven Mead (euphonium); Conductor Gert Buitenhuis; Label: Polyphonic.
Ensemble: Brass Band Buizingen; Soloist: Steven Mead (euphonium); Conductor: Luc Vertommen; Label: Bocchino.
Ensemble: Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra; Soloist: Steven Mead (euphonium); Conductor:
James Gourlay; Label: Polyphonic.
Soloist: Steven Mead; Accompanied by Tomoko Sawano, piano; Label: Bocchino.
Fandango, released June 1, 2011; Accompanied by Tomoko Sawano, piano; Label: Bocchino.
References [ edit ]
^ Roy Newsome, The Modern Brass Band: From the 1930s to the New Millennium, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006, p. 252. ISBN 0-7546-0717-8.
^ Peter Spaull, "Blowing in the wind my friends", , March 28, 2003. Accessed 10 September 2008. Liverpool Daily Post
^ Martin Stote, "Euphonium euphoria as BBC makes ban U-turn", , March 25, 1999. Accessed via subscription 10 September 2008. Birmingham Post
^ Notes on on the official web site of Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen. Concerto for Euphonium and Orchestra
^ Lloyd Bone, Eric Paull, R. Winston Morris, Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire: The Euphonium Source Book, Indiana University Press, 2007, pp. 60 and 132. ISBN 0-253-34811-0
^ Roy Newsome, The Modern Brass Band: From the 1930s to the New Millennium, Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006, p. 367.
External links [ edit ]
Steven Mead's official website
Video of a live unedited performance, most of the third movement of the Hallows Concerto (Rolf Rudin) in a performance given by Steven at The Capitol Theatre, Offenbach, Germany on Sunday 15 March 2009, with the Neue Philharmonie Orchestra, conductor Roland Boer