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1. Hi Thierry! Can you share with us your role and responsibilities at Steuer?
As a Professional Musician and Musician Adviser at Steuer, my main responsibility is to test some samples before launching the beveling process. I ensure that the reeds exhibit the desired tonal properties and have the correct strength. Additionally, I also have the opportunity to represent Steuer and interact with musicians at various events and exhibitions.
2. Can you tell us more about the reed testing process and its importance in overall quality control?
Certainly! After the reeds are prepared and shaped, it's crucial to assess their characteristics before finalizing production. As a tester, I carefully evaluate my reed samples for their tonal qualities, responsiveness, and consistency. This step allows us to ensure that only the highest quality reeds reach our customers, providing them with a reliable and enjoyable playing experience.
3. As a professional musician yourself, how does your musical expertise contribute to the testing process?
Being a professional musician enables me to bring a deep understanding of musical nuances and performance expectations to the testing process. I'm able to evaluate the reeds not only from a technical standpoint but also from an artistic perspective. This allows me to provide valuable feedback to our production team, helping us maintain the high standards that musicians expect from Steuer reeds.
4. Apart from testing reeds, you also represent Steuer at events and interact with musicians. Can you tell us more about that aspect of your role?
Absolutely! Representing Steuer at various events and engaging with fellow musicians is an exciting part of my job. It allows me to connect with the music community, understand their needs, and gather valuable insights. Whether it's at trade shows, festivals, or other musical gatherings, I have the pleasure of answering questions, and fostering relationships with musicians around the world.
5. Is there a particular message you'd like to share with our musician community?
To all the passionate musicians out there, thank you for inspiring us with your artistry and dedication. Your feedback and support are invaluable to us. I would be delighted to meet some of you at future events!