Stephen Lange, Faculty

Stephen Lange, faculty

     A native of Dallas, Texas, Stephen 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 master classes and recitals throughout the Midwest, culminating in a critically acclaimed recording, 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 Fischoff National Chamber Competition.

     He has taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Washington University in Saint Louis, and is currently on faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music.  Lange has presented classes and recitals throughout the country, including the Juilliard School, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the Tanglewood Music Festival.

     Mr. Lange’s former teachers are Joseph Alessi, New York Philharmonic; Keith Brown, Professor Emeritus at Indiana University; and Joe Dixon, instructor of trombone in the Dallas area.