Hardy Schneiders (1928, Cayman Islands) is a Swiss composer, conductor, pianist and trombonist.
Schneiders was in Swiss-German parents born in the Cayman Islands. When he was three years the whole family came back to Switzerland. Schneider studied trombone at the Conservatoire de Musique de Neuchâtel in Neuchâtel and at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève in Geneva.
Schneiders had a short time orchestral experience at the radio orchestra of Basel, but then went on to study with Eugen Jochum conducting in Munich. After that he worked as a coach and conductor at several opera houses in Germany and Switzerland. In 1959 he moved to the United States , where he served as pianist and arranger.
After his return, he worked as an arranger for famous artists (Karel Gott, etc.) and radio orchestras and made a world concert tour with Josephine Baker . He then worked for two years at the Basel Music Academy in Basel. Today he lives alternately in Canada and Switzerland.
As a composer he wrote especially for wind bands and brass band. For some works, he also used the pseudonym Norman Tailor.
Works for Winds
- Balkan Suite
- Brief Encounter
- Romanian Rhapsody (2000)
- Souvenirs of Switzerland
- Wiener Waltzer Medley
- Hardy Schneiders, Wikipedia Accessed 14 March2016
- Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music. "Hardy Schneiders." Accessed 14 March 2016.