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Peter Kolkay

Current position(s): Associate Professor of Bassoon, Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University; Member of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Previous position(s): University of South Carolina, West Virginia University

Education: DMA, MMA: Yale University (study with Frank Morelli); MM: Eastman School of Music (John Hunt); BM: Lawrence University (Monte Perkins)

Recordings: Solo recordings: BassoonMusic: 21st Century American Works for Bassoon, CAG Records (2011); Michael Torke: West for bassoon and chamber orchestra, Albany Symphony (2019)

Upcoming solo recordings: Christopher Rouse: Bassoon Concerto, Albany Symphony (Albany Records); Music for Bassoon and Strings, Calidore String Quartet (Bridge Records)

Chamber music recordings on Sony (The Soldier’s Tale with Roger Waters narrating), Bridge, Blue Griffin, and Tzadik Records.

Solo appearances: Concertos with the Albany Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, Waukesha Philharmonic, Westchester Philharmonic, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, and Green Bay Symphony; Recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, Ollin Yolitzli Cultural Center in Mexico City, Bargemusic, Wolf Trap, Teatro Nacional in Panama City, Panama, Chicago Cultural Center.

Notable performances/accomplishments:  Commission and premiere of works by Judah Adashi, Gordon Beeferman, Elliott Carter, Katherine Hoover, Tania León, Harold Meltzer, Russell Platt, John Fitz Rogers, Joan Tower, and Mark-Anthony Turnage; Summer chamber Music festivals: Bravo! Vail Valley, Bridgehampton, Maverick, Music@Menlo, Sarasota, Spoleto; Winner of a 2004 Avery Fisher Career Grant from Lincoln Center; First Prize, 2002 Concert Artists Guild Competition.

Teaching Opportunities: Masterclasses all over North America

Instrument: Fox Model 601

For more information on Peter Kolkay, visit his website here.

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