Georgy Ivanovich Strautman is the conductor of the stage band of the Mariinsky Theatre. Formerly he was а soloist of the orchestra of the theatre.
During all his artistic life Mr Strautman has occupied himself with teaching. Не is one of the leading Russian teachers of trombone playing. Among his pupils are Anatoly Skobelev, soloist of the Russian National Symphony Orchestra, professor of the Moscow Conservatory, Vyacheslav Pachkaev, soloist of the Russian National Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Morozov, soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra, and many others.
The collection “100 Etudes for Trombone” (in two volumes) is intended for junior students. It should help young musicians develop their performing skill and master the devices of trombone playing.
The etudes are arranged according to the principle of growing technical difficulty. Some of them have по tempo, dynamic, and other performing indications. In those cases the composer suggests the pupil (or his teacher) reveal his imagination and find his individual character of playing.