Stadtmusik St. Gallen
HISTORY OF THE BAND
Founded: 21 June 1863
The orchestra was founded by Dr. Friedrich Jahn and registered in 1863.
1888 - 1923
Under the direction of Karl Haubold, this was a distinguished period for the Stadtmusik St. Gallen. In 1906 they were awarded first prize at the Paris International Music Festival.
1923 - 1942
Haubold's successor was Hans Heusser, a composer internationally renowned for his outstanding march music. The orchestra toured Venice, Paris, Vienna, Salzburg, Munich and Brussels.
1947 - 1963
From 1947 to 1963 the Stadtmusik was conducted by Josef Signer of Appenzell. Under his direction, the Band's concerts found an ever-increasing audience from the Swiss wind music scene.
1963 - 1977
Hermann Schröer took over the leadership of the Band in 1963. His main interest was popular music. His swing arrangements set a new standard for the entertainment music scene.
1977 - 1984
Robert Favre conducted the Stadtmusik. He had previously held the post of solo-trombonist with the Symphony Orchestra St. Gallen.
1984 - 2010
The position of music director was held by Albert Brunner. Under his baton, the Stadtmusik returned to the highest levels of the Swiss wind music scene. Concert tours to the most famous wind music contests in Europe - Kerkrade, Schladming, Valencia, Vöcklabruck and Riva del Garda - followed and were great successes.
2010 - 2013
The wind orchestra was conducted by Roger Meier and performed the Queen Symphony, amongst other pieces, in the Stadtmusik St. Gallen's celebration of its 150-year anniversary.
Tristan Uth was appointed Chief Conductor. His goal is to carve a prestigious niche for the Stadtmusik St. Gallen in the highest category of the Swiss wind music scene. His efforts so far have been enormously motivating and his plans to further develop the orchestra are an exciting prospect.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE CONDUCTOR
Winner of the "Silver Baton" at the Conductors Competition, World Music Contest in Kerkrade (Netherlands)
Selected for the International Association of Richard Wagner Societies scholarship program.
2nd place and prizewinner at the European Conductors Competition 2011 in Montreux, Switzerland.
Participant at the European Conductors Competition 2008 in Stavanger, Norway. Successfully passed the first and second rounds with pieces by Husa and Stravinsky.
QUALIFICATIONS / EDUCATION
Master's Degree in Music with a major in conducting and specializing in composition from the University of Augsburg (Highest possible grade).
Bachelor's Degree in Music, specializing in conducting and instrumentation from the University of Music, Nuremberg/Augsburg (Highest possible grade).
Tuba Diploma from the University of Music, Nuremberg/Augsburg (Highest possible grade).
Conductor of the Junge Philharmonie Erlangen (Germany).
Conductor of Stadtmusik St. Gallen (Switzerland).
Conductor of Brass Band Konkordia Büsserach (Switzerland) .
Conductor of Harmoniemusik Welden (Germany).
Assistant Conductor for Mozart's Opera "Don Giovanni" and Strauss' Opera "Elektra" at the Augsburg Opera House.
Assistant Conductor for Purcell's Opera "Dido and Aeneas" and Maderna's Opera "Satyricon" at the Augsburg Opera House.
Conducting the Philharmonic Youth Choir Dresden (Germany).
Conducting the Royal Dutch Wind Orchestra of Thorn (Netherlands).
Conducting the Military Band of the Royal Netherlands Army.
Conducting the Brass Band Fribourg (Switzerland).
Conducting the Wind Orchestra of the University of Augsburg (Germany).
Conducting the Cory Brass Band in Cardiff (Wales).
Conducting the Fanfare Orchestra of the Royal Netherlands Army.
Chief Conductor at the Symphony Orchestra Stadtbergen (Germany).
Conductor of the Ensemble for Contemporary Music at the Leopold Mozart Center of the University of Augsburg (Germany).