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Philipp A. Stäudlin joins faculty at The Boston Conservatory

The Boston Conservatory has announced that award-winning performer and esteemed educator Philipp A. Stäudlin has joined the faculty of its woodwind department. The virtuosic musician will begin teaching the fall 2015 semester.

“We are excited have Philipp join The Boston Conservatory family in the months ahead,” said Abra K. Bush, music division director at The Boston Conservatory. “He is a virtuosic performer, outstanding educator and a specialist in the music of our time.”

Stäudlin, a native of Friedrichshafen, Germany, has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras and ensembles throughout Germany and Switzerland, including the Basel Symphony, the Niederrheinische Synphoniker and the Bielefeld Orchestra. He has performed hundreds of concerts as a chamber musician throughout Europe, Russia, Japan and the U.S., as well as at major music festivals in Schlesswig-Holstein and Tanglewood and at Gidon Kremer's Lockenhaus Festival. He was invited to be the representative of German musical culture on a visit to South Korea and Mongolia with former President of Germany Roman Herzog.

Stäudlin has won many awards as both a saxophone soloist and a chamber musician. As the youngest competitor, Stäudlin won First Prize in the Gustav Bumcke International Saxophone Competition. A performer who specializes in contemporary music, he received First Prize in the Chamber Music Competition of the German Music Foundation as a member of the New Art Saxophone Quartet.

A graduate of Basel Musikhochschule, Stäudlin received a Soloist Diploma with Honors, having studied with Marcus Weiss and Iwan Roth. He was awarded a full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service to study at Longy School of Music of Bard College, where he received the 2002 Victor Rosenbaum Medal as most outstanding student.

At The Boston Conservatory, Stäudlin will teach applied music saxophone in both the standard degree and contemporary music programs. He will also provide mentorship and other educational opportunities for students that will further prepare them for 21st-century music careers. 

Stäudlin is the soprano saxophonist of the Radnofsky Quartet and the new music group White Rabbit Ensemble. During the past few years, Stäudlin has premiered more than 50 works, and he currently has CD releases on the Ars Musici, Enja Records, Newport Classic, Albany Records, Innova Recordings and Navona Records labels. He teaches at Tufts University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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