AFM local 293, Hamilton Musicians’ Guild

(647) 510-6822

Core positions:

  • Principal bassoon, Regina Symphony Orchestra and Regina Chamber Players, 2017- 2022
  • Personnel Manager, Regina Symphony Orchestra, 2018-2020
  • Principal bassoon, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, 2013-2017
  • Second bassoon/contrabassoon, Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra, 2014-2015 season leave replacement

Substitute engagements:

  • Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet, guest principal
  • Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Windsor Symphony Orchestra
  • Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony
  • Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Featured Performances:

  • Aura Pon, Romp and Repose for Bassoon and String Orchestra, Regina Symphony, 2022
  • Frederic Rzewski, Coming Together (narrator), Regina Symphony Chamber Players, 2020
  • Antonio Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in E Minor, RV 484, Regina Symphony Chamber Players, 2019
  • John Williams, The Five Sacred Trees, Niagara Symphony Orchestra, 2017

Education and Festival Experience:

  • McGill University, Bachelor of Music with a minor in Music Education: 2010-2014
  • National Academy Orchestra of the Boris Brott Music Festival, summers 2014, 2016
  • National Youth Orchestra of Canada, summers 2011-2013
  • Canada-India Youth Orchestra Project, summer 2013 (Bangalore, India)
  • Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, summer 2010 (Powell River, British Columbia)

Principal Teachers:

  • Michael Sweeney (Principal, Toronto Symphony Orchestra): 2016-2017
  • Stephane Levesque (Principal, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal): 2012-2014
  • Martin Mangrum (2nd bassoon, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal): 2010-2012
  • Fraser Jackson (Contrabassoon, Toronto Symphony Orchestra): 2008-2010
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