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Meet The Artists

 

Get to know the performers and educators that proudly play on Fox Products instruments.

Aaron Hill

Assistant Professor of Oboe at University of Nevada, Reno

Aaron Hill currently serves as Assistant Professor of Oboe at University of Nevada, Reno. He is also Principal Oboe with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra.

Albie Micklich

Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State University

Albie Micklich is Professor of Bassoon at Arizona State and Chair of IDRS Gillet-Fox Bassoon Competition. “Micklich’s playing is strikingly moving and compelling, sowing sensitivity, a gorgeous tone…

Ann Shoemaker

Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Baylor University

Ann Shoemaker is known for her varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. She has given guest solo recitals at universities across the country.

The Breaking Winds

Bassoon Quartet

By performing a uniquely twisted theatrical blend of classical and popular music on their unlikely instruments, the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet aims to demonstrate that music is a universal language.

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione

Principal Oboist of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Elizabeth Koch Tiscione joined the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as Principal Oboe at the beginning of the 2007-08 season. She currently holds the George M. and Corrie Hoyt Brown Chair.

Evan Kuhlmann

Solo Contrabassoon and Section Bassoon, LA Philharmonic

Evan Kuhlmann was appointed Solo Contrabassoon and Section Bassoon of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2018. His playing can be heard on many recordings, including two LA Phil albums.

Hans Agreda

Principal Contrabassoon of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra

In addition to playing for the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, Hans Agreda teaches contrabassoon at ZHdk (Zurich University of the Arts).

Jonathan Sherwin

Bassoon and Contrabassoon – The Cleveland Orchestra

In addition to playing for the Cleveland Orchestra, Jonathan Sherwin is active as an educator. He serves on the faculties of the Cleveland Institute of Music and Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory…

Keith Sweger

Professor of Bassoon for Ball State University

Keith Sweger is Professor of Bassoon at Ball State University and is bassoonist with the Musical Arts Quintet. He is also principal bassoon with Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Indianapolis Ballet Orchestra…

Laura Bennett Cameron

Principal Bassoonist of Dallas Winds

Laura Bennett Cameron is Principal Bassoon of Dallas Winds as well as an Assistant Professor of Bassoon at University of Texas-Arlington.

Matthias Rácz

Principal Bassoonist of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra and Professor at the Zurich University of the Arts

Matthias Racz has been Principal Bassoon for Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra since 2003. He is also a professor at Hochschule for Music and Theatre in Zurich & artistic director for bassoon for The Muri Competition.

Monica Ellis

Bassoonist, Imani Winds

Monica Ellis is a founding member of the twice Grammy-nominated wind quintet, Imani Winds, who in their 25th season, continues to dazzle audiences with their dynamic playing, adventurous programming and commitment to outreach, new works and collaborations.

Paul Hanson

Freelance Electric and Acoustic Contemporary Jazz Bassoonist

Over the last 25 years, Paul has rewritten the rulebook and put this most classical of woodwind instruments in a new light. As a freelance bassoonist, he currently performs with Jon Baptiste’s American Symphony, Vitamin Em, and more.

Peter Kolkay

Associate Professor of Bassoon at Vanderbilt University

Peter Kolkay is an Associate Professor of Bassoon at Vanderbilt University and a member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.

Shannon Lowe

Assistant Professor of Bassoon at University of Florida School of Music

Shannon Lowe is an Assistant Professor of Bassoon at University of Florida. She also serves as Principal Bassoon for the Albany (GA) Symphony Orchestra.

Simon Van Holen

Solo-Contrabassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Simon Van Holen enjoys a rich musical career made up of performing, recording, and teaching engagements. He currently serves as Solo-Contrabassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Susan Nelson

Associate Professor of Bassoon at Bowling Green State University

Susan Nelson is the Associate Professor of Bassoon and Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Bowling Green State University and enjoys an active career as a performer, teacher, and clinician.

Susan Tomkiewicz

Professor of Oboe at Columbus State University

Susan Tomkiewicz is Professor of Oboe at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. She is also Acting English Horn and Assistant Principal Oboe of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.

Ted Soluri

Principal Bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Ted Soluri became principal bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Before joining DSO, he held the same position with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (11 years) and Santa Fe Opera (9 years).

 

Artist Emeritus

John Miller

Bassoon Faculty Member at University of Minnesota

John Miller was the principal bassoonist for the Minnesota Orchestra from 1971 until his retirement in 2015. He is currently a faculty member for bassoon at University of Minnesota.

Robert Williams

Principal Bassoonist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Robert Williams has been Principal Bassoon for Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 1974. He plays in the Cut Time Players, Neo-Bubonic Bassoon Quartet, and Detroit Symphony Orchestra Bassoon Quartet.

Yoshiyuki Nakanishi

Fox Artist Emeritus

Yoshi currently teaches masterclasses throughout Asia and Europe. He was the Soloist and Principal Bassoonist of Nagoya Philharmonic from 1975-2006. Nakanishi was appointed as Fox Artist Emeritus in 2017.

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