Christopher Weait was a co-principal bassoonist of Canada’s Toronto Symphony for 17 years under directors Seiji Ozawa, Karel Ancerl and Sir Andrew Davis and appeared as a soloist with them, the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia and with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. He also performed with Cleveland, Montreal, Ottawa and Columbus orchestras.
He is now professor emeritus of bassoon at The Ohio State University where he taught from 1984 to 2006 and was twice honored by students. He was visiting professor at the Eastman School and twice at Indiana University and has also taught in Argentina, Chile and Canada.
His recordings are on the CBC, Crystal, d’Note, Innova and Lyrichord labels and he has published in the US, Canada, Britain and Europe.
In active retirement he is publishing instructional material and music, presenting master classes and teaching bassoon at the Capital University Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio.