Christian Sharpe is a sought after performer of orchestral and chamber music on the bassoon, contra-bassoon, and saxophone. He was a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony for 20 years. He has performed regularly at the Festival of the Sound, the Elora Festival, the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, the Westben Festival, and has been a guest with the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Toronto Symphony, and the Orchestra of the Kirov Theatre, working with conductors Zubin Mehta and Valery Gergiev among others. Recorded highlights include the movie soundtrack to Being Julia, the Toronto production of Showboat cast recording, and a critically acclaimed CBC CD Mozart? with the Festival Winds. More recently he was a featured soloist on a 2016 re-recording and release of The Mozart Effect (available on Spotify). Also a well-regarded theatre musician he has been a part of productions at the Shaw Festival orchestra in the productions of Wonderful Town by Bernstein and Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, performing on both the saxophone and bassoon, performances of Man of La Mancha, The Music Man and The Beaux’ Stratagem at the Stratford Festival, and the Broadway touring company performances of The King and I for Mirvish at the Princess of Wales theatre in Toronto.