Estonian-born bassoonist Martin Kuuskmann counts as one of the leading voices on his instrument, performing repertoire landmarks from across the entire scope of classical music and avant-garde with celebrated orchestras like the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra on the one hand and world famous conductors such as Paavo Järvi and Dennis Russel Davies on the other. Kuuskmanns unmatched expressiveness on his reed has led to several bassoon concertos being written explicitly for him by A-list composers in the vein of Erkki-Sven Tüür and Christopher Theofanidis. His reputation as a chamber musician precedes him, creating countless opportunities for international collaborations with esteemed chamber music ensembles such as the Berlin Philharmonic Winds and producing partnerships with the likes of Leif Ove Andsnes and Kirill Gerstein. Kuuskmanns exceptional artistry is documented in a steadily expanding recording catalogue that includes two Grammy-nominations.
Open to the public – Purchase Tickets (Ticket included with conference registration.) IDRS 2022 Conference Festival Orchestra with members of the Colorado Symphony Gary Lewis, Conductor Ted Soluri, Bassoon “Ghost of the White Deer” – Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate (1968) The performance of “Ghost of the White Deer” by Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate was made possible by generous […]
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