James McKay

Bassoon

James McKay is a bassoonist, conductor, composer and adjudicator. He appears on over a dozen recordings with artists including James Campbell, James Sommerville, and Anton Kuerti, and with ensembles including the Festival of the Sound, the Amadeus Ensemble, and the Contemporary Chamber Players of Chicago. He is a founding member of the York Winds and Triptych, and has toured as a soloist, chamber musician and conductor in North America, Japan and Europe. Professor McKay was the Chair of the Department of Music Performance Studies in the Don Wright Faculty of Music at the University of Western Ontario from 1989 to 2000 and 2003 to 2010 and was Music Director of Symphony on the Bay/Symphony Hamilton from 1995 to 2015.


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