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Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Reed Adjudicator

Jesse Read

Jesse Read, Professor Emeritus, School of Music, University of British Columbia, Professor of Bassoon, Conductor/Director of the University Symphony Orchestra, and for 11 years, the Director of the School of Music Former Principal Bassoonist- Vancouver Opera Orchestra, CBC Radio-Curio Ensemble, Turning Point Ensemble, National Broadcast Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, North Holland Symphony Orchestra, Haarlem, Caliban Bassoon Quartet.  Soloist: CBC Radio Orchestra, Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam,St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, among others.  Toured withThe Metropolitan Opera National Company, performed with San Francisco Opera.  He worked in Hollywood performing in motion picture soundtracks and TV series.  Performed and recorded with Tafelmusik of Toronto, Philharmonia Baroque San Francisco, Capella Clementina Köln, Philomel, and the Boston and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestras. He has also released numerous solo CDs to wide acclaim on the Etcetera, Bravura, Musical Heritage and Skylark labels. He currently has eight solo recordings and his CD Stroll in the Cool on the Skylark label was nominated as the “Best Classical Recording” in the 2008 West Coast Music Awards. Professor Read completed postgraduate study at The Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland, specialising in performance of 17th and 18th Century music. He has written published numerous editions of wind music, championed lesser-known composers and commissioned numerous works. He performed and toured extensively with Il Divertimento, a wind ensemble performing on original instruments. Read has held teaching positions at the University of Victoria, University of Delaware, and the Utrecht Conservatory, and has taught master classes for the European Mozart Academy and conservatories of Montpellier, Lisbon, Warsaw, Prague, UCLA, Indiana University, and The National University of the Arts in Taiwan, among numerous others. He was involved for 29 years as Solo Bassoonist with the Carmel Bach Festival in the USA.
Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Reed Adjudicator

Jesse Read

Jesse Read, Professor Emeritus, School of Music, University of British Columbia, Professor of Bassoon, Conductor/Director of the University Symphony Orchestra, and for 11 years, the Director of the School of Music Former Principal Bassoonist- Vancouver Opera Orchestra, CBC Radio-Curio Ensemble, Turning Point Ensemble, National Broadcast Orchestra, Victoria Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Baroque Orchestra, North Holland Symphony Orchestra, Haarlem, Caliban Bassoon Quartet.  Soloist: CBC Radio Orchestra, Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, Rotterdam,St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras, among others.  Toured withThe Metropolitan Opera National Company, performed with San Francisco Opera.  He worked in Hollywood performing in motion picture soundtracks and TV series.  Performed and recorded with Tafelmusik of Toronto, Philharmonia Baroque San Francisco, Capella Clementina Köln, Philomel, and the Boston and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestras. He has also released numerous solo CDs to wide acclaim on the Etcetera, Bravura, Musical Heritage and Skylark labels. He currently has eight solo recordings and his CD Stroll in the Cool on the Skylark label was nominated as the “Best Classical Recording” in the 2008 West Coast Music Awards. Professor Read completed postgraduate study at The Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Music Academy in Basel, Switzerland, specialising in performance of 17th and 18th Century music. He has written published numerous editions of wind music, championed lesser-known composers and commissioned numerous works. He performed and toured extensively with Il Divertimento, a wind ensemble performing on original instruments. Read has held teaching positions at the University of Victoria, University of Delaware, and the Utrecht Conservatory, and has taught master classes for the European Mozart Academy and conservatories of Montpellier, Lisbon, Warsaw, Prague, UCLA, Indiana University, and The National University of the Arts in Taiwan, among numerous others. He was involved for 29 years as Solo Bassoonist with the Carmel Bach Festival in the USA.