James Campbell

Dubbed “Canada’s premier clarinetist” by the Ottawa Citizen, James Campbell has performed as soloist and chamber musician in over 35 countries with over 60 orchestras including the Boston Pops, Montreal Symphony and the London Symphony. He has collaborated with Glenn Gould and Aaron Copland and toured with over 35 string quartets, including the Guarneri, Amadeus and Vermeer. Of his over 40 recordings, the BBC and the Times of London rated his recording of the Brahms Clarinet Quintet as the best available and his CD Stolen Gems (Marquis Records) won a JUNO. He has been named Canada’s Artist of the Year, awarded the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Honourary Doctor of Law, and the Order of Canada. James Campbell has been Artistic Director of the Festival of the Sound since 1985 and was Professor of Music at the famed Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University from 1988-2019 and continues to give masterclasses worldwide.

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Featured Performances

Mozart Clarinet Concerto

Wednesday, July 31 | 3:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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Carol’s Choice

Wednesday, July 31 | 1:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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Quartet For the End of Time

Wednesday, July 24 | 3:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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Finale 2023: National Academy Orchestra

Saturday, August 5 | 7:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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Cameron’s Choice

Wednesday, July 26 | 2:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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Celebration II: 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Sunday, July 23 | 6:00 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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Fialkowska, Hamelin, & Hewitt

Wednesday, July 19 | 7:30 pm

Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts

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